Doctor Strange – Doug Reviews

Doug gives his thoughts on Marvel’s trippy new Superhero.

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About Doug Walker

Creator of 5 Second Movies, Nostalgia Critic, Bum Reviews and more.

10 comments

  1. Today, I went to the movies but I decided to not go see Doctor Strange. I’ll just save my money for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Although… you said the 3D is good? O.O Hmmm… I LOVE 3D. That might make me reconsider seeing this movie.

    • Oh, also, usually I’m not a naggy kind of reviewer but… when are the Steven Universe V-logs coming back? I’m so excited for them to come back.

    • The best part of the movie is the visuals. Not to say the rest is bad, it is average Marvel stuff, which is fun, but the visuals are just fantastic. And the 3D really helps to sell on the psychedelia of it all.

  2. Thou shalt not call Mads Mikkelsen boring! Shame! Shame! D:

    Nah, I agree with you up to a point. Marvel’s villains are definitely usually kind of the same, and Kaecilius would easily rank among them. Except Mads Mikkelsen. He’s no Loki (or Kilgrave), but he’s better than whoever that was poor Christopher Eccleston played in the second Thor movie.

  3. Doug, did you stay through the credits? You’re no amateur, so I wouldn’t expect you to leave early, but something you said in the review tells me you didn’t. (I won’t say what, because spoilers.)

  4. Gravity was also great in IMAX 3D. 🙂

  5. I think that part of why Dr Strange and Tony Stark are likable is because they have a certain will to live, and usually when they are at their worst it is because they were previously wronged by either someone, or in the case of Strange the world itself. Yeah he overreacts against the woman who cares for him, but you can see why he feels so deeply impotent when nobody would even dare to try to handle his case, and we can all identify with feeling like some higher power is preventing you from something and feeling deeply frustrated. Not to mention that the characters are usually shown to be hugely competent before being established as cocky, which in a way allows us to justify them.

  6. I think that part of why Dr Strange and Tony Stark are likable is because they have a certain will to live, and usually when they are at their worst it is because they were previously wronged by either someone, or in the case of Strange the world itself. Yeah he overreacts against the woman who cares for him, but you can see why he feels so deeply impotent when nobody would even dare to try to handle his case, and we can all identify with feeling like some higher power is preventing you from something and feeling deeply frustrated. Not to mention that the characters are usually shown to be hugely competent before being established as cocky, which in a way allows us to justify them.

  7. GreenGoblinsOckVenom86

    I had already read the first 10 issues of Stan Lee’s Dr. Strange before seeing the movie so I already knew what to expect. I will say the main difference is that in the comics Mordo was a villain from the first time he was introduced. Also that Dormomu wasn’t exactly like he was portrayed in the movie. The movie seems to make him like the Devil. Though it does make sense to have him in the movie since he’s the big bad of Dr. Strange villains.

  8. Yeah, I was getting an “Inception” vibe too. I thought this was even better than “Inception”! My whole family saw this movie together. It was such a gorgeous looking film. I admit it made little sense, but was so beautiful I didn’t care! Oh, and Thor appears at the end.

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