Disclosure: I did receive this DVD for review from Disney. All thoughts, opinions and experiences are 100% my own!
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From Marvel Studios comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to the remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.
Doctor Strange is already available on Digital HD and you can purchase The Mystifying, Mind-Bending Journey tomorrow (Feb 28th) on Blu-ray™!
This is definitely a must have in your MARVEL collection. We have watched it several times as a family and I can’t tell you how much I love the messages in this film!
Doctor Strange has a great story line, great action scenes and surprisingly enough a wonderful message for all of us, especially young adults. I was so pleasantly surprised to see such strong messages in this film, and even more so to find out that Director Scott Derrickson intentionally included them (and is quite proud of them!).
If you are a Marvel fan, get ready for an amazing ride and without a doubt the best visual effects in a Marvel movie to date. This film is unique in everything from fight scenes to demolition scenes (mind blowing) and while it still has the familiar level of humor tied into on the edge of your seat excitement, they somehow found a way to tell this story that will leave you feeling connected to the 60’s comic books and yet, feeling like you are seeing cutting edge film production at it’s very finest. Honestly, I think this might be the best visual effects film that I have ever seen. Warning: Don’t hurt your neck (or your brain!) trying to keep up with all the action!
Is it all action? No. Also threaded into this film are relationships, personal growth and a very loud (yet quietly told) message about our commitment to each other and our earth and I have to say, it could not come at a better time. I won’t spoil it for you, but you will know the moments that these messages appear in the film, and I think that parents will find many wonderful opportunities for lessons and conversations after viewing this film.
Who is this film appropriate for?
Doctor Strange is rated PG-13. If you have seen Ant-Man, I would call it very close to that as far as age appropriateness goes. There is a pretty horrific car accident (but also great lessons that can come out of discussing the accident) but most of the fighting is kung-fu in style, exciting but not bloody or difficult to watch. At the end of the day, it is up to each parent as to how different children will handle things like this but my kids 9 and 11 really enjoyed this film and I felt good about sharing it with them. We have since watched it several times as a family and I have really enjoyed the conversations that have come out of our breakdown of this film and it’s many different messages.
Doctor Strange Trailer
One of my favorite Doctor Strange trailers:
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Perfectly cast, this film offers something for everyone. I recently shared my cast interviews on the blog and you can read them to find out what each cast member thought of their role in this film and I think that you will find that their love for this film is pretty exciting. Go here to read my Doctor Strange cast member interviews including Tilda Swinton (“The Ancient One”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Doctor Strange”) Rachel McAdams (“Christine Palmer”) Mads Mikkelsen (“Kaeciliusand”) and also my interview with Director Scott Derrickson.
Photo credits: Disney
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