The Fangirl Life: Thoughts After Doctor Strange


Credit to Brayton Larson

By Michal Basford

For those of you who haven’t seen Doctor Strange yet, there are spoilers ahead.

Even though I was late going to see it, I was pleasantly surprised with the character of Stephen Strange and the plot, as I was expecting to.

Stephen was an arrogant but intelligent man who sought success. Things seemed to go well for him, but that took a down turn pretty quick. After losing the use of his hands to practice medicine, his demeanor turned more sour and needy. This attitude was prolonged, lasting most of the movie. Something changed in him though, and I absolutely loved this character development. He went from not wanting any part of the “sorcery” thing to laying himself on the line in order to save the planet.

One of my favorite things was the villain: Kaecilius (played by Mads Mikkelsen). This guy was amazingly brilliant. The best part of him, as a villain, was getting Stephen at a weak point. He tried luring Stephen into “the dark side” when he was doubtful and exhausted. The words he used were enticing and seemed true. I could see Stephen waver a bit. Then he used the situation against him to escape. His plan seemed like it was going to work until Stephen was more clever than he was.

There were a couple things I wasn’t a fan of with the movie. The medical scenes, I know they’re a part of it, were a bit much for a weak-stomached person such as myself. I looked away to not cringe and feel sick. Also, some of the scenes were a bit fast. The camera moved fast, which was the point, but it was a little difficult to keep up with at times.