Doc­tor Strange

FILM / 8.00pm / Sky Cin­ema Pre­miere

TV Times - - Friday -

Marvel’s Cin­e­matic Uni­verse gets mys­ti­cal with its lat­est su­per­hero, as Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch’s Dr Stephen Strange en­ters the fray. He’s a con­ceited, in­cred­i­bly smart sur­geon who, af­ter an ac­ci­dent, loses the abil­ity to per­form com­plex tasks, draw­ing him to a more para­nor­mal cure. With the aid of Tilda Swin­ton’s An­cient One, he learns the art of sor­cery, even­tu­ally com­ing up against arch vil­lain Mads Mikkelsen and all man­ner of fan­tas­ti­cal ap­pa­ra­tus. This ori­gin story may be stan­dard for su­per­hero movies, but the script is pin-sharp and the vi­su­als spec­tac­u­lar, while Cum­ber­batch is quite the master of the with­er­ing one-liner, as well as a ter­rific ac­tion hero. It’s a wild, vi­brantly lit ride.

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