in about 100 words or less
US 115m, Colour
Director: Scott Derrickson; Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
Doctor Strange is yet another Marvel Comic book superhero brought to film. After a car accident that ends his career as a gifted surgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange travels to Nepal where he learns ancient spells from a clandestine group of sorcerers. As an origin story, this is one of least interesting premises, but as a comedic fantasy, Doctor Strange is quirky and surprisingly fun, and enhances the Marvel universe (Klaus Ming February 2017).