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December 4th, 2014, 03:08 PM
Well, here we go...

Marvel just announced (http://marvel.com/news/movies/23754/benedict_cumberbatch_to_play_doctor_strange) that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Doctor Strange!

Pharaoh Hamenthotep
December 30th, 2014, 02:48 PM
:eek: I think everyone expected that... Benadryl Cabbagepatch has been the favourite for a long time..

Although Oded Fehr looks a lot like Doctor Strange.. :p *demands they recast the character immediately* :D

Replicator Todd
January 3rd, 2015, 08:32 AM
I'm very excited! Cumberstrange woo!

Part of my excitement is due to the fact Marvel will finally put out more Strange graphic novel collections, there is hardly anything! I got several issues though.

December 29th, 2015, 01:52 PM
First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

December 29th, 2015, 02:02 PM
Saw it a couple of days ago. I think he looks bloody awesome. My only qualm is the same as my original one with Cumberbatch in the sense that he still looks a little young in the face considering Strange has always looked fairly weathered. But still, can't wait for this.

December 29th, 2015, 08:35 PM
:eek: I think everyone expected that... Benadryl Cabbagepatch has been the favourite for a long time..

I felt he did a damn fine job in "the numbers game" as well as playing the 'nuKhan" in the 2nd trek.

December 30th, 2015, 12:55 PM
I felt he did a damn fine job in "the numbers game" as well as playing the 'nuKhan" in the 2nd trek.

Imitation Game you mean. :P

December 30th, 2015, 08:04 PM
Rats.. Perhaps i should have looked it up...

Gen. Chris
April 12th, 2016, 08:09 PM

April 12th, 2016, 09:55 PM
Very nice! And Tilda Swinton playin an actual good gal for once.. Woa..

Gen. Chris
April 12th, 2016, 10:45 PM
Whoops...Sorry mods! I genuinely thought there was not a thread.


I agree on Swinton. It's odd seeing her in a "good" role.

April 13th, 2016, 01:49 PM
Ooo, looks interesting!

July 23rd, 2016, 05:50 PM

SDCC trailer

July 23rd, 2016, 10:08 PM
OOHHHHH Flllippppp yea!

November 6th, 2016, 05:00 AM
Saw it last night.

As far as Marvel films go...ehh, kind of middling. Not the worst they've ever done, but certainly not the best either. And while Marvel films are hardly the pinnacle of subtle character development, this one would really have benefited from getting to know its characters a bit better; at the end of the movie it felt like virtually all of the characters were still flat/two-dimensional.

It was a visual feast, though. All that world-bending stuff from the commercials is really very dazzling and mind-bending, especially since I saw it in 3D.

November 29th, 2016, 12:09 AM
Saw this today (finally).
I agree with Digi, not brilliant, but not bad either. Everything seemed -rushed-. They made the point of DR strange having to learn medicine through years of training, but he becomes the sorcerer supreme in -months-??
For example, they show early on Avengers tower in NY, why not have it as Stark tower at the beginning, and have it being Avengers tower when he "returns"? A tiny difference to be sure, but it would have added the element of the passage of time for Strange's training. That small thing really broke a level of suspension of disbelief.
The Music was cool, but that brings me to something else, it seems that with these movies, whenever there is an element of doubt from marvel as how the movie going public will respond to the film, there is a "cranking classic soundtrack", something very much on show with GoTG (and Deadpool for that matter) which also plays into the amount of "in your face" jokes in the film. GoTG was full of obvious one liners, but the music helps you slide into that "fun zone" where you can forgive obvious joke being obvious, and Dr Strange was -full- of those kinds of jokes as well.

On the whole, I think the movie did what it had to do, add mysticism to the mainstream MCU and have the movie-going public actually buy into sheer fantasy in movies dominated by more Scifi elements (even Thor is treated as Scifi rather than fantasy, and he is a freaking "god").
Did it do it as well as it could have?
Not by a fair shot in my humble opinion.

December 11th, 2016, 08:59 AM
Finally saw it, enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing more of Strange.

March 8th, 2017, 10:44 PM
Saw it finally.. LOVED It. I even liked the whole "how he became so good so fast" angle.. IT was his ego driving him to excell, cause failure was not an option.
Espeically loved the cloak bits..
AND even loved the stinger clips in the end credits!!