Fast Five Review: Doctor Strange (2016)


2016 | M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

1) Did you like it?


2) Why?

Another origin story, Doctor Strange is the tale of Stephen Strange, an arrogant surgeon who, having lost use of his hands, visits Kathmandu, Nepal to heal himself. Let’s be honest — it’s the same story recycled over and over again, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be entertaining.

While for me some parts of the film are dull and slow, overall it was engaging, with pleasing visuals, trippy magic, and several chuckle-out-loud moments, thanks to Doctor Strange’s dry, sarcastic humour and the potential puns his family name gives us.

3) “You would enjoy this movie if…”

You’re into Marvel superheroes.

4) “This movie made me think about…”

How many possible Marvel movies are there. I’m not a comic reader so I don’t know just how many superheroes they have, but it seems like a never-ending source material for these kinds of movies. I just wonder how they’re going to fit it all in and give each superhero the attention that each deserves and keep the timeline consistent across all films — surely that is quite a challenge.

5) Overall rating?