Let’s Talk: Doctor Strange

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This week we are here to talk about Doctor Strange, which has just come out on Blu ray (spoilers follow).
Dr. Stephen Strange (not to be confused with noted literary magician Jonathan Strange) is a neurosurgeon who also happens to be an a-hole. One day, he is driving recklessly, like a-holes do and is in a car accident which ruins his ability to use his hands. Hands, as you are probably aware, are super useful when doing things like performing surgery, so his career is pretty much over.
He spends a lot of time moping and being super surly and extra dickish before searching the world for a cure. He eventually makes his way to a place called Kamar-Taj where Dr. Strange is introduced to The Ancient One, who teaches him about the astral plane, other dimensions, and the Multiverse! Nerd Tangent: The Multiverse has been a part of Marvel comics forever, and this is the first time we’ve really seen it in the movies, although Ant-Man did introduce another dimension (the Quantum Realm). In Marvel, the Multiverse contains different universes where stories can be unique to that universe. It’s why they can constantly reboot characters or story lines. For example, in the main Marvel Universe, Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes Spider-Man, but on Earth-65 Gwen Stacy gets bitten instead and becomes Spider-Gwen. End Nerd Tangent.
So anyways, the ability to harness and control energy from the Multiverse is referred to as “magic” and Dr. Strange takes to it quickly. He also learns to bend time with the use of a relic called the Eye of Agamotto (more on this later). He squares off with a bad guy named Kaecilus and his followers, whose goal is to merge our dimension with the Dark Dimension, which as you can probably surmise from its name is not a great dimension to be merging with, in a time bendy, multiple dimensiony finale.
The Eye of Agamotto is revealed to be an Infinity Stone, which is something your nerd may be excited about. The infinity stones are six immensely powerful objects, each tied to a different aspect of the universe. They are space, mind, reality, power, time, and soul. With the introduction of the Eye of Agamotto, the time stone, the Marvel Cinematic universe has revealed the location now of five of the six infinity stones as we make our way towards the announced Avengers: Infinity War movie in 2018. The other stones, which you might want to know so you can impress your nerd:
  • The Tesseract (The Space Stone): Currently in Asgard (where Thor is from)
  • The Mind Stone: Currently in Vision’s head
  • Aether (The Reality Stone): Currently in the Collector’s museum
  • The Power Stone: Used by Star-Lord (Peter Quill) to defeat Ronan the Accuser, currently in possession of the Nova Corps on Xander.
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26 Responses

  1. robin Rue

    I saw this in the theater and I found it to be very confusing. My husband loved it, but I walked out with more questions than answers.

  2. Your description is absolutely hilarious! Sharing with my hubby and son for sure! Lol!

  3. I admit I’m not a huge marvel fan but I’m actually interested in seeing this movie. I’m not sure if I’ll go Byam or just wait till it comes On Netflix

  4. I actually dont know anything about Marvel comics but have heard a lot about this Doctor Strange. Sounds like it is a really fantastic movie for fans!

  5. i havent seen this one but am curious.. sounds like this will be another fun one to watch. i do love all the spidey ones though!

  6. I watched it too and I loved it. I generally like all the Marvel comics movies and the special effects are pretty awesome too!

  7. My husband has this on his list of movies to watch. He is like a walking database of character knowledge. He is super excited my kids are showing the same interest.

  8. Terri Steffes

    My husband loves this but I am not a fan. It’s probably because I don’t pay enough attention to details.

  9. Me and my hubby watched and really enjoyed it. What I love is the cinema effects and the story.

  10. Very insightful! This is a closer look at the character instead of the movie which is great. I loved the movie and I’ve watched it with my kids. It’s nice that the blu ray is out!

  11. Dr. Strange sounds like he is not that likable but adventurous and intelligent. I will suggest this too my son who loves Marvel and science fiction.

  12. Oooh I’m going to see this weekend as my husband brought it for me on on-demand. I cannot wait to see this. xx

  13. I’ve seen this in movie and I enjoyed it but I didn’t really know the back story. My husband is a fan so I will be definitely sharing this with him.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  14. I really enjoyed the movie and the way they portrayed Dr. Strange. He is a Marvel character I am not familiar with but now he is becoming one of my favorites.

  15. My husband is really into this kind of thing. I’d never heard of him and don’t really care one way or the other about a movie. Sounds like you like it though.

  16. I loved this film and although it was a bit trippy in places I really enjoyed how they did it, it was also great from Cumberbatch

  17. I haven’t watched it yet, but will see if I can get my hands around it. everybody has been talking about it.

  18. I LOVED this movie! I pretend to make other portals to get away from it all. It was my favorite Marvel movie yet.

  19. I haven’t seen this yet but I really want to! My hubs loves Benny so we will probably watch it soon!

  20. I’ve never seen Doctor Strange. But obviously need to!

  21. Reesa Lewandowski

    I haven’t watched it yet! I never heard of him before the movie came out actually! My son has been asking to see the movie.

  22. I haven’t seen Dr. Strange yet. I am looking forward to seeing it, but after reading this post, I may not like it.

  23. I haven’t seen this yet, but I’ve heard so many great revies! I always felt like I’d be confused if I saw it, since I’ve never seen or read anything about DS

  24. I’ve never seen this but I’ve heard good things about it. I’ll have to ask my husband if he has seen it.

  25. Believe it or not, I have never watched Doctor Strange. However, I have heard nothing but good things about it!

  26. Oooo now this sounds like one awesome movie!!!! I’m going to have to get to watching it! Bet the whole family would enjoy it!

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