Here’s our list of 17 not to be missed movies to see starting next month and through the end to 2017. Each day we will bring you the next on the list. These are in chronological order of release date, not any specific ranking of hype or expectations. We leave that up to the reader!
Let’s get started . . .
Read our full Doctor Strange review HERE.
Doctor Strange is Disney’s latest offering from the Marvel Universe. In it, Stephen Strange, one of the world’s top neurosurgeons, is injured in a car accident that derails his career. He sets out on a journey of healing, where he encounters the “Ancient One,” who later becomes Strange’s mentor in the mystic arts. Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange in what appears to be a reality bending, Inception-like foray into Marvel territory. I don’t expect it to burn up the box office like many Disney/Marvel movies, but it should do quite handsomely and be a good way to spend a couple hours on a cold November day.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The Hype: Benedict Cumberbatch for one. He looks to be the perfect choice to play Doctor Strange, and also brings acting chops and his epic voice to the role. Originality in the form of a different type of superhero story is another positive. This may help alleviate some of the caution listed below.
The Caution: Are people becoming jaded with comic/superhero movies? I’ll be honest. From my perspective, certainly, but the mileage of other fans will likely vary. But I’ve heard rumblings of it permeating social networks on the internet. Doctor Strange falls outside the normal Marvel safe zone of Iron Man, Avengers, and Thor that fans are used to. But it worked for Guardians of the Galaxy and it very well may work here.