buy two tickets and see dr. strange in the morning (or the evening)
Benedict Cumberbatch has been a sleuth, a super-villain and now he’s a superhero and doing a good job at it. His latest role in the big screen is that of Dr. Stephen Strange, a guy who seems to have it all, until his medical career is cut short by a tragic accident. Spoiler alert - driving dangerously on a wet, curvy highway, while on the phone. With his career in shambles he makes a last-ditch effort to save his surgical skills and travels to Nepal, seeking help from a mind-body guru. What he finds is so much more than that. Once in his new home, Strange must re-adjust his way of thinking and learn about the mysticism that keeps the planets in motion. His teacher is "the Ancient One" played by a radiant, serene and bald Tilda Swinton. Chiwetel Ejiofor is a veteran of the ashram and a fellow follower of the Ancient One. Strange doesn't know it at first, but the three of them will band together in an epic battle for the survival of the planet.
That battle takes place with one of the Ancient One's former students, played by Mads Mikkelsen. Like so many evil overlords, he want to eliminate death and suffering (his own), even if it means destroying the Earth. Helping with some quick medical help is Rachel McAdams as Strange's ex-girlfriend. I saw the 3D version of the film and the special effects were spectacular, although the effect seemed to detract from the more "real life" scenes. Note: those with queasier stomachs may want to take a ginger pill before heading in to the theater. The script was tight and with a few good zingers that gave the audience a welcome laugh amid all the action. Dr. Strange is here to stay. He's already appearing in the next Avengers film. Surely he'll be starring in his own film again soon.