While on holiday at Crieff Hydro, I had the rare opportunity to catch a movie and this is what was showing. I’m somewhat ambivalent to Marvel movies and don’t fully understand the relationships between the different superheros. I probably wouldn’t have gone to see this one at the cinema but really enjoyed it.
The movie is the origin story of Dr Strange who, when we first meet him is a highly intelligent and skilled neurosurgeon with a massive ego. As a man who has always been in control of his own destiny when he is in a car accident and looses the use of his hands he is a broken man. He eventually find his way to Nepal where he studies under the Ancient One (which is a fantastic performance by Tilda Swinton)
After that lots of metaphysical, interdimensional, mystic arts stuff happens.
I really enjoyed this film, it’s a good stand alone movie for someone like me who doesn’t know the back story or context of this character within the Marvel universe and frankly isn’t intereted in finding out – but just wants to watch a good movie.