Doctor Strange

Release Date: November 3, 2016
Review Date: November 3, 2016
Reviewer: Blake Leath
Genre(s): Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Talk about "truth in advertising." When it was over, the dude behind us remarked, "That was strange," with a tone of derision.

It's trippy, different, moderately interesting, but not particularly 'good.'

In the same way The Revenant ruins you for all other westerns, so too does Batman for every subsequent superhero franchise. Heck, The Revenant made DENZEL's Magnificent Seven look "too Disney!" (The same Denzel from Training Day, for cryin' out loud!)

Doctor Strange, while creative and interesting and well-acted, just seems very "meh" and "theme-parky adolescent," which is to say, kinda cheesy, not cool and Matrix-y. And it's rushed. And forced. Or as Obama might say, "JV." (You'll die during the nod to The Wizard of Oz.)

Plus, it should have been broken into thirds. It's way too much for one film. It should have ended after rehab, soon after Strange's arrival in Nepal.

Ironically, the film's strength is its humor.

Which, again, does not a superhero movie make, at least not to my way of thinking...

And boy, our household sure does miss villains played by actors like Heath Ledger. They just don't make 'em like that one anymore.

 

p.s. The highlight of our evening was the trailer for Logan. And Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nail's 1994 song, Hurt. Something wicked this way comes...