Marvel Gets Strange
By Sarah Cox
December 2, 2016
The Newest addition to Marvel Comics, Doctor Strange, could be closely related to The Matrix. With the new CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) and the creative use of the body to show the empowerment of magic, people are saying that this may be the new Matrix.
Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is on top of his neurosurgeon class making him overconfident because he feels that he cannot be stopped for he has barely ever lost someone on the table. The richer he gets the more egocentric he gets, causing him to think that he is invincible in a way.
One day he suffers from a fatal car accident that affects his hands, basically ending his career. For months he looks for a way to repair his hands so that he may be the man he once was again.
Eventually he ends up in a foreign land where there are rumors of the impossible being healed. He meets a woman who shows him the powers that help him control his Chakra, inner powers, that can heal him in way and make him a better person. He then goes on to save the world, but remains his old, egotistical self.
The graphics in this movie were not overwhelming and my mind did not linger on the effects that were used or how they could have been better. The effects went right with the movie, making this world feel like it could maybe be somewhere in our world.
Since it is the beginning of a series, the movie was kind of slow because of the plot setup. Although I am excited to see how the next installment of this series will turn out, as it will be Thor and Doctor Strange working together.