Overall, what Marvel presented to us is an above average film.
Marvel said that this is not a "typical" Super Heroes film, it is partly true.
With the help of IMAX, we are easily amazed by the overwhelming Inception-like scene where only only just buildings, but the whole world get upside down, let alone all those beautiful magic circles which powerful and mystery sparks. The IMAX experience is definitely a great experience like no other.
Dr. Strange perfectly meet the three standards that Peter Coogan presented in his essay:The definition of the superhero, with an ever-changing mission, amazing powers, and a special identity. But I would argue if we look strictly into this character, we can see the same old pattern that Marvel has always being using in other heroes, with the only difference how the power is gained.
For the first time Marvel chooses to bring the concept of magic into the universe, and even deliberately choose a character with a Phd degree, which added a sense of humor and credibility. All the contradictions that shown later, e.g. the different actions that Dr.Strange did before and after his seeing a greater good. This does helps build the character, but personally I did not see a specific moment that helps Dr. Strange distinguish himself as others. I enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance, and i am glad to see the changes of the character building after the great Sherlock character.
Personally I still enjoyed this film, and got super excited after seeing Chris Hemsworth showing on the screen, with his symbolic beer and smile. It is exactly a film that you would like to see with your friends, with popcorn and coke. You don’t need to worry too much about the plot, or try to think the logic behind it. It is, after all, another standard product from Marvel, don’t expect too much, and don’t worry that it will let you down.
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