Doctor Strange - history and scene breakdown

Doctor Strange - history and scene breakdown

Warning! Spoilers ahead.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of a neurosurgeon, Doctor Stephen Strange. He’s whole life changes after a tragic car accident and damages the nerves in both his hands. After traditional medicine fails him, he goes on a journey to the Himalayas to find a mysterious place.

He learns that the world consists of magic and there are people that has to protect the world from an evil that wants to destroy it. Being the person that he is, he quickly learns the mystic arts and becomes a great sorcerer. He later learns that he has to choose between his life of fortune and success or leave it all behind to protect the world from evil.

Doctor Strange was initially listed as being in pre-production in 1986, with a script by Bob Gale(American screenwriter, producer and film director).

The Doctor Strange production team got a science consultant to get everything accurate in the movie(the powers Doctor Strange has and the multiverse concept).

Doctor Strange is Marvel’s best looking movie to date, with all the effects that were introduced in the movie. Bringing together the visuals of building twisting and turning and the other dimension that makes the movie not only good looking but also gets your eyes into a real ‘trip’.

Mid Credits Scene breakdown

The credits of the movie brings in Thor(Chris Hemsworth), who tells Strange(who is now the ‘Sorcerer Supreme’ who has to protect Earth from all kinds of dimensional threats) that he has come to Earth to find his father, Odin. After Loki shape-shifted into Odin at the end of Thor: The Dark World, no one knows what happened to Odin. Apparently, Thor believes he can find his father on Earth.

Right at the end of Doctor Strange, Strange tells Thor, “Allow me to help you”. This is a huge reveal, which can be said that he might appear on the next Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok, which is set to be released 3 November 2017.

Post Credits Scene breakdown

At the end, Mordo(Chiwetel Ejiofor) does not agree with what the Ancient One did and what Strange did and the idea of magic and sorcerers “disgust” him. At the post credits scene, Mordo finds Jonathan Pangborn(Benjamin Bratt), the man who also learned the ways of mysticism and uses magic to walk again after being paralyzed in a car accident. Mordo tells Pangborn he has come to the conclusion that sorcerers, like Pangborn, steal magic and power that belong to them. And Mordo then takes Pangborn’s magic, leaving him paralyzed. The problem, Mordo says, is that there are “too many sorcerers” in this world and he seeks to eliminate them. With this scene, it reveals his true goals that are seen in comic books.

Box Office Stats:

According to BoxOfficeMojo, Doctor Strange made $325 389 000 WORLDWIDE, with the production budget being $165 million.

Watch the Doctor Strange trailers and featurettes below(Youtube Playlist):


Published by Ryan Jones

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