Alright, so it's no surprise that people aren't generally that enthusiastic about the new Doctor Strange movie. After all, he's one of the more boring superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Benedict Cumberbatch kind-of looks like a fish out of water in this role, and it's all rather "eh". The thing is, though, that even when talking about sub-par superheroes, there are still some pretty fabulous moments...
Having now featured in a number of Marvel movies, including two Doctor Strange films and The Avengers, Cumberbatch's character has generally been swept under the rug. Despite that, though, Doctor Strange has now proven himself as one solid-ass superhero who has done some pretty badass things.
Let's stop rambling and wasting your time, though. Let's dive into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and take a look at five Doctor Strange moments that really get our juices flowin'!
5. Mads Mikkelsen Attacks the New York Sanctum
If you want to add a little spice to your Marvel movie, all you need to do is somehow work in Mads Mikkelsen. Look, he's one of the best actors in Hollywood at the moment, is a much better Grindelwald than Johnny Depp, and generally makes everything better. So, it goes without saying, then, that he absolutely makes the fight scene in the New York Sanctum even better. I mean, come on guys, Mads Mikkelsen and Benedict Cumberbatch together? What more could you want?
4. That Moment He's Resurrected
Yeah, yeah, yeah, scraping the bottom of the barrel here, but it actually makes sense. This would be one of the best moments in the entire franchise. When all of those dead superheroes re-emerge we, the audience, have a much-needed sign of relief and get our bodies ready for some real high-octane action. I mean, it was obviously going to happen, but that doesn't make the scene itself any less epic.
3. The Power of Music
The most recent Doctor Strange movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, has hardly got rave reviews. What has come to critical acclaim, though, is that badass music note fight. Look, I ain't going to spoil the movie because it's still in theaters (as of writing), and I'll keep this short: Doctor Strange starts using music notes drawn from sheet music as a weapon. It's incredibly creative, super fun to watch, and just generally darn-well awesome. Sending my love.
2. Doctor Strange Vs. Spider-Man
Back in December, we were greeted by Spider-Man: No Way Home, a fantastic end to Tom Holland's Spider-Man trilogy. What did it also feature? Well, funnily enough, a legit fight scene between none-other than Doctor Strange himself and Spider-Man. Why? Well, that would be a spoiler for a pretty recent movie, so we're not going to go there. What we will say, though, is that this is an insanely fun fight scene, featuring a train flying through downtown New York whilst all sorts of weird dimension s**t is going on. It's pretty great, I'd recommend No Way Home for this fight scene alone!
1. Doctor Strange Multiplies Like Crazy
Going back to Avengers Endgame, we can't look past that amazing end-of-movie battle. Doctor Strange multiplies into like a billion versions of himself and tries to take on Thanos. We all know how that ended, but holy cow in a bucket was it cool! So many explosions, so many Cumberbutts, so many moustaches and so many bang, bangs. I mean, honestly, this was possibly the coolest part of that overly drawn-out battle. You know? That battle that ended up basically being the entire movie? Yeah, that one.
So, there you have it, folks, five Doctor Strange moments that are bound to make you want to go "hey, this guy actually is kind-of cool!". It's still unlikely, though, Marvel really should just cut this bad-boy loose. Then again, it is Benedict Cumberbatch and – in the words of Justin Bieber – have you ever seen a man more... well... "Yummy"?