Will someone please tell the Committee that I just renewed my Nerd Credentials? Now, I know some of you are thinking: “Hey April, those superhero movies aren’t just for nerds. They make millions of dollars! I go to see them, and I’m not a nerd!” That may be true. Maybe you’ll just go to see this one because you like Benedict Cumberbatch. Well, guess what, that means you are a nerd and you don’t even know it.
That’s okay, because he’s always great, and he’s a great Stephen Strange. And also, not every dude can pull off a cape. But Benedict Cumberbatch fucking can. How does he do it? I don’t know, he just fucking does.
Yes, it was fun to watch, really nice visual effects (a lot of stuff that looked like it came straight from Inception), and more fight scenes than I personally needed to see, but I know people like that stuff. Anyway, I really write these for my friends that have already seen the movies, I’m not trying to tell strangers what I think they should see or not. What if I tell you that it’s good and then you don’t like it? That’s too much pressure!
I am confident in saying this though: it could have used more Rachel McAdams. She’s too awesome to just be the love interest. Maybe there will be more for her to do in the sequels?
Oh, and, there was a Dr. Strange (1978). That’s why I always put the release year after the title. I wouldn’t want you to think I was talking about this one.