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Joblo Review: Doctor Strange


After capitalizing on its steady stable of established heroes many times over, Marvel Studios is now dipping its toe in uncharted waters with Doctor Strange, a modestly trippy superhero film that follows the brand model perfectly, even if it thinks it's doing the opposite. That's both a blessing and a curse, depending on how tired or energized you are by that model, which has served the studio exceptionally so far. Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular doctor, the origin tale of Dr. Stephen Strange is a bit of a wobbly affair, sprinkled with genuine moments of coolness, not-as-clever-as-you-may-think effects, cardboard villains, excessive comedy bits, and a firm, if not somewhat flimsy, establishment of one of Marvel's most prominent characters.

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