Doctor Strange (PG-13)
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
The pitch: A brilliant surgeon’s career comes to an end when a car crash leaves him with crushed hands. His efforts to cure himself spiritually open him to a heroic future.
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The formula: Take a few visuals from “Inception.” Blend in more visuals from “The Matrix.” Finish your spell with touches of “Thor.”
Go see it: If you never miss a movie based on a Marvel Comic
Don’t go see it: If you can only see Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
Don’t be in a rush: As has been the case with Marvel Studios movies, there’s a secret scene in the final credits. And there is also one after the credits end.