Doctor Strange
2016
****
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton

Stephen Strange is a brilliant neurosurgeon but a terrible human being. After car crash injuries render him unable to work, he has nothing to live for. He decides to travel to Kamar-Taj in the Himalayas in one last desperate attempt to regain the use of his body with the help of mystical powers. Doctor Strange, a comic book character who made his first appearance in 1963, joins the bottomless Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thankfully this mind-bending superhero movie is unlike most of the studio’s recent output. Doctor Strange bends time and reality to create a supremely entertaining origin story which feels like a cross between The Matrix and Inception. Benedict Cumberbatch gives a great performance in the lead. The mid-credit teaser shows that the character will return in Avengers: Infinity War.