Film Screening 13th February, 2017

Poster for Doctor Strange (Free Screening)

Doctor Strange (Free Screening) 

7:30 PM, 13th February, 2017

  • M
  • 115 mins
  • 2016
  • Scott Derrickson
  • Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Cumberbatch

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After a car crash leaves his hands mangled, gifted-yet-arrogant neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) finds his career over and his life in ruins. Desperate for healing, he looks for a solution beyond Western medicine and heads to Nepal to seek out a purported miracle cure. What he finds instead is The Ancient One (Swinton) – an enigmatic sorcerer who opens up Strange’s mind to an unseen world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Discovering his true calling, Strange commences training in the mystic arts, not just to regain the use of his hands, but to also stave off dark forces being conjured by a turncoat ex-disciple (Mads Mikkelsen).

Debuting in comic book form in 1963, Doctor Strange and his trippy, psychedelic world was no doubt a product of the drug-induced haze of the era. But leave it to Marvel Studios to turn another one of their B-list characters into a visually awesome and thrillingly fun big-screen adventure (Iron Man was far from a household name before Marvel’s first film).

From the very first scene it’s clear that Doctor Strange is something different. Characters bend gravity, time and reality to their will, resulting in stunning action sequences that can only be described as Inception meets The Matrix by way of Salvador Dali. Though ostensibly an origin story, the film and its Oscar-calibre cast manage to put a playful and distinctive spin on Marvel’s winning formula for their 14th (!) consecutive hit. So conjure up a portal to the Film Group to kick off 2017 with Doctor Strange!

Adrian Ma