“Doctor Strange” is one of the latest and most awaited movie releases from Marvel. The film has been receiving rave reviews for it’s casting (Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange), direction (Scott Derrickson) and storyline which sets up a great premise for many possible sequels to come in the future.
But what many people don’t know about Doctor Strange is that he didn’t always have his fantastic magical powers – before becoming “Hollywood’s pinnacle wizard”, he was just like any ordinary person, struggling to make ends meet and fight off monsters, just like anyone else. In this article, we will take a look at how Dr. Strange became the powerful Sorcerer Supreme that we all know today and some of his little known past before he was transformed into one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe.
When we first meet Stephen Strange, he is a successful but arrogant neurosurgeon. He is obsessed with his work and very dismissive of anything that he doesn’t deem as important, including magic and the supernatural. However, all of that changes when he suffers a debilitating car accident which renders his hands useless. Desperate to find a cure, Strange travels the world looking for help and eventually comes across The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), who takes him under her wing and teaches him the ways of magic.
Under The Ancient One’s tutelage, Strange learns how to harness his magical abilities and eventually becomes the Sorcerer Supreme – the mightiest sorcerer in the world. Along the way, he also makes some powerful enemies, including the evil Dormammu (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Mads Mikkelsen’s character Kaecilius, who is working for Dormammu.
The film is a visual treat, with stunning CGI effects that bring to life the mystical world of Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch is excellent as Stephen Strange, perfectly conveying the character’s arrogance andhubris before his fall from grace. The supporting cast is also great, with Swinton and Mikkelsen standing out in particular.
Overall, “Doctor Strange” is a visually stunning and entertaining superhero movie that is sure to please fans of the genre. It sets up a great premise for future sequels and is definitely one of the best Marvel movies to come out in recent years. I highly recommend this film for anyone looking for a great superhero adventure.”