“Dr. Strange”

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Rated PG-13

1 hour 45 minutes

Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Eijoifor

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Some stars will be anything to gain fanboy approval. The great English actor, Benedict Cumberbatch compromises his classic accent, as well as the quality of his acting to play the Marvel comic superhero, Dr. Strange”.

The super surgeon suffers a debilitating injury cutting into his huge fees, that can only be overcome through a higher plain of magical powers.

“Dr. Strange” takes a crash course in mysticism that Harry Potter would envy. He’s under the spell of high priestess Tilda Swinton, who has a low opinion of arrogant doctors.

I can’t imagine Rachel McAdams ever playing a more meaningless role than the good Doctors Ex-mistress whose obviously been turned off by Cumberbatch struggling with his phony American accent.

What’s a Marvel comic adventure without a villain blessed with equally magical skill? There are scenes to remind us how “Dr. Strange” is going nowhere, spinning its wheels once the gaudy visual effects start wearing off.

Even Cumberbatch can’t help regretting his mediocre performance when he says, “I can’t do this. only to have a fellow actor reply, “There’s no other way”….Oh yes, there is another way. Forget “Dr. Strange”, and see the truly magnificent “Hacksaw Ridge” instead. As for “Dr. Strange”, the visual effects will entertain the children for a short time and we know the fanboys just live for Marvel comics superheroes.

I found “Dr. Strange”, just ordinary escapist fantasy material reaching the realm of only 2 stars

It’s overblown, over-hyped and over-the-top. Especially worthless if you’re a grown up moviegoer.