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Rinzy Reviews: The Wedding Party (2016)

Release date: December 16, 2016

Production Studio: Film.One Distribution

Budget: N60m

Box Office: N450m

Starring: Bankole Wellington, Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowala, Alibaba, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ireti Doyle, AY, EmmaOhMyGod, etc.

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

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I haven’t been this high after watching a Nigerian movie for many years now, until The Wedding Party.

The buzz this movie generated in the media upon its release in December 2016 caused me to almost bat an eyelid then. Having watched it now, I regret I didn’t do so sooner.

Just as the title reveals, the movie details as much as it possibly can the excitement of a Nigerian wedding. It takes things a step further by making the lovers persons of different ethnic tribes who take a vow of chastity as they look forward to their ground-shattering wedding night. The insecurities of the virgin bride concerning the reformed playboy groom, the feel of superiority by members of both families, especially the groom’s mother – Mrs. Obianuju Onwuka (as played by Ireti Doyle), all make for a very interesting watch.

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The Onwuka’s

I must commend Director – Kemi Adetiba – for a job well done. Almost everything about the movie was perfect, because she took something almost every Nigerian can relate to and made it extremely colorful. The costumes were on-point, every aspect of the props used were very good. The actors were the main dish: I could have swore I was watching a real Nigerian wedding ceremony. Whoever supervised the casting did a superb job. Kudos! If I didn’t know Banky W as a musician, I’d vow he’ll make it as an actor: he played the lead role of Dozie Onwuka which such excellence one could easily think he acts for a living. His co-lead, Adesua Etomi – who played Dunni Coker – did a very good job as she always does.

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Adesua Etomi and Banky W in The Wedding Party

Another commendable thing was how easy it was to fall in love with all the supporting cast – everyone was just too good; from the nagging mother and soft-talking father of the groom (as played by Ireti Doyle and RMD) to the typical Yoruba loving parents (as played by Alibaba and Sola Sobowale), to the good-bad friend (as played by Ikechukwu) to the slutty ex (as played by Beverly Naya) – everyone was awesome. Specially commendation to the party planner, the party crashing family, the thief who stayed seven years in a university and still graduated with a first class, and Iya Michael. Everyone brought some form of dynamic to everyday characters Nigerians are familiar with.

My best character is Mrs. Cooker as player by Sola Sobowale. Every scene with her was a delight for me to watch. She brought what it was to be a Nigerian mother hoping to not have your child’s wedding go sour, because every Nigerian mother terribly longs for the day her child will get married.

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Sola Sobowale and Alibaba as the Cokers.

My best scene was when it was the Coker’s turn to dance in. The perfect tune of Yinka Ayefele’s eyin temi bawo ni o! brought caused me to involuntarily join the family in dancing in. Everyone who’s been to a Yoruba party certainly know they don’t joke with their dance.

In all, The Wedding Party is highly recommended for those who haven’t seen it yet. The movie is extremely colorful, entertaining, and has perfect Nigerian songs for fitting scenes. There’s no dull moment from start to finish.

Rinzy’s Most Anticipated Movie of April 2017.

1. The Fate of The Furious – April 14

The Fast and Furious franchise has grown so much over the years, becoming more intriguing and adventurous than when it started 16 years ago.

With the death of Paul Walker, many wondered how the franchise will continue without the second lead – suffice it enough to say they producers’ found a perfect way to do so.

Anticipate F8 – two weeks from now!

Rinzy Reviews: The Fault In Our Stars

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Release Date: June 6, 2014

Production Studio: 20th Century Fox

Box Office: $307.2m

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

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SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MOVIE YOU’RE ADVISED TO LEAVE NOW, DETAILS FROM THE MOVIE WILL BE DISCUSSED HERE.

Hazel Grace Lancaster, is a beautiful young woman with terminal thyroid cancer that’s now spread to her lungs; extremely positive even in the face of her impending demise.

Augustus ‘Gus’ Waters, is a young man who’s survived bone cancer once, and had to live without the flesh around one leg. He has aspirations, dreams, and is most afraid of oblivion.

 

It wasn’t a surprise that these two hit it off almost immediately. There were many things I loved about this movie, damn, this movie made me lose a tear; maybe more than one tear.

Gus kept challenging Hazel’s ideologies, her reasons for living till her anticipated death.

You put the thing that causes the killing between your teeth, and you don’t give it the power to kill you – Gus to Hazel, outside the group therapy home the first day they met.

Hazel and Gus have a dream to get Author, Peter van Houten to tell them the conclusion of his book, An Imperial Affliction, which Hazel had recommended to Gus earlier. van Houten surprisingly replied Hazel’s email, and invited them to Amsterdam. Hazel wants to go, but her Doctor is skeptic to grant her permission until her mom agrees to follow. Later that night, Hazel has an episode, water had entered her lungs and made it difficult for her to breathe been with her oxygen pipe. The trip to Amsterdam is subsequently cancelled. Hazel is devastated.

The trip to Amsterdam was possible in the first place by Gus’ doing. This helped my understanding to how much Gus loved Hazel.

Along the way, Hazel felt the need to cause little changes to her and Gus. Her trying to redefine the nature of their relationship by saying, in order not to hurt him they’d be better off as just-friends  mirrors the popular real life issue of being friend-zoned, and how we most times we can’t have whom we want simply because they’re not yet sure they feel the same way.

One scene  that made me laugh was, Gus’ reaction on the plane to Amsterdam to meet van Houten. Gus had perfected the aura of confidence, and it was funny seeing that confidence flee in the face of something beyond his control.

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The confrontation scene with van Houten was very emotional. The pain on Hazel’s face was clear, the disappointment on Gus’ alarming . They had done so much to get to Amsterdam, only to find out that van Houten didn’t care about them, it was his secretary/PA they had relating with along that cared. The confrontation did lead up to events that finally inspired Hazel to kiss Gus and admit her feelings for him, this led to one of the most awkward foreplay scenes I’ve seen.

This was where the real emotional drain of the movie began. It was as though the sex opened the young lovers’ eyes to the real pains of the world they lived in – the world where cancer reigns supreme. The bests of these heartbreaking moments are numerated below.

When:

  1. Gus tells Hazel his cancer’s returned, and it had spread all over his body.
  2. Gus asks Hazel to join Isaac in writing the eulogy for his fast coming funeral.
  3. Gus momentarily loses his humor and courage. He sobs after the incident at the gas-station.
  4. Gus’ fear about not being remembered after he dies. Hazel affirms that she loves him and will remember him, and that if that wasn’t enough for him she doesn’t know what to do.
  5. Hazel tells her parents the hard truth of life without her. Her greatest fear’s how life would be for the people left behind when she dies.
  6. Gus’ attending his mock funeral with Isaac and Hazel, and listening in tears to what they both had to say about him.
  7. Augusta Water died eight days after his mock-funeral. The cancer stopped his heart after spending his last days in pain in the ICU.
  8. van Houten attends Gus’ funeral. He delivers Gus’ handwritten eulogy to Hazel.

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The moments above brought tears to my eyes (I must confess). Big ups to the acting-chops of Shailene Woodley (Hazel) and Ansel Elgort (Gus), these two brought so much life to their respective characters, I could feel the joy in their happy moments, the pain in the times of sorrow… the scene where Gus tells Hazel about his returned cancer that has spread all over his body caught me off guard. Having not read the book, I was free of spoilers, and the movie took its time to place Gus out of suspicion, so having to reveal that he was the one who was going to die (not Hazel I had been preparing myself all through the movie for) made me scream out in pain.

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Quotes I found addicting:

1. ‘If you want the rainbow you have to deal with the rain.’ – A post on the wall in Gus’ parents house.

2. ‘Do you know what Dom Perignon said after he invented champagne?… Come quickly, I’m tasting the stars.’ – The Chef to Gus and Hazel at the restaurant in Amsterdam.

3. ‘I am in love with you… You heard me… I am in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed. And that, one day all of our labors will be returned to dust… And I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have… And I am in love with you… Sorry.’ – Gus, confessing his feelings to Hazel at the restaurant.

4. ‘A drawing of a thing is not a thing itself, nor is a T-shirt of the drawing of a thing, a thing itself.’ – Hazel to her mother, at the hotel room in Amsterdam.

5. ‘Between the three of us, we have 5 legs, 4 eyes, 2 1/2 pairs of working lungs.’ – Gus to Issac’s ex-gf’s mother when all three attacked her car.

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The Reason For This Sermon:

Love is beautiful; the greatest weapon of all as most say. Many say we only experience it once, others say some never get to experience true love in their life time. Watching movies like this (A Walk to Remember, Me Before You, etc.) breaks me, and I’m caught between the thoughts of if I ever want to experience true love or I’ll like to continue in ignorance to the bliss and pain such a love can cause. I’d like to know what you think.

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If you loved The Fault In Our Stars, I’d love to know, why. If it made you cry, I’ll also love to know. Drop your comments below.

The Evolution of Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine

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With Logan already out in the cinemas there is no better time to talk about the man who’s made Wolverine possible on the big screen all these years.
Hugh Jackman is one of the best things to ever happen to the world of cinematic viewing experience; for 17 years he has been the face of one of the most popular comic-book movie franchise, but just like everything that has a beginning the end has come for his reign as Logan (The Wolverine).

We are going to briefly go through Logan’s role in all the movies of the Xmen franchise, and quietly analyse his (Hugh Jackman’s) contribution towards making the installments of the franchise memorable for fans and also profitable for 20th Century Fox (the studio behind the Xmen movies).

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1. Xmen (2000)

It won’t be wrong to say Logan was the bedrock of this movie; his relationship with Rogue was the main stay of the very first entry into the franchise. This movie helped establish Hugh Jackman the Australian by birth a somewhat good choice to play Logan the Canadian by character.

2. Xmen: United (2003)

This movie confirmed Director Bryan Singer’s decision to cast Hugh Jackman. Hugh owned the role of this movie, and as usual the plot needed him to make it work because this movie focused more on how Logan became the Wolverine through experimentation by William Stryker.

3. Xmen: Last Stand (2006)

Considered the weakest link of the original trilogy, this was still a good watch, and it needed Hugh Jackman as Logan to work. His complicated relationship with Jean Grey is what saw the story come to an end.

4. Xmen Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Considered the worst film of the franchise (which I concur) this movie was supposed to be the launch pad of Fox’s idea to take the most popular of the Xmen into an anthology world of their own spin-offs. The movie flopped in the eyes of critics and viewers, it was so bad that it delayed Ryan Reynold’s launch of Deadpool for almost a decade.

5. Xmen: First Class (2011)

This was the salvation Fox hoped for. And it worked. The Xmen franchise was soft rebooted, and most of the core characters recast with younger versions of themselves, but none could be gotten to replace to indispensable Hugh Jackman. Hugh Jackman had a small appearance as Logan, which is memorable for the reply phrase, ‘F*uck off!’

6. The Wolverine (2013)

Another solo movie outing, only this time it was done right. Logan was the sole center of this entertaining movie.

7. Xmen: Days of Future Past (2014)

This movie is one of the best of the franchise, it brought casts of the original trilogy and newer casts together in a compelling story, and as usual, Logan was the one to hold the story together. Logan’s regenerative factor was used as the basis to send his consciousness back years in time to help avert a dangerous future.

8. Deadpool (2016)

The only appearance Logan made here was when Deadpool made a caricature drawing of the man with an adamantium claw. Ha Ha!!

9. Xmen: Apocalypse (2016)

Truthfully, Logan didn’t have much to do here, but the producers just had to provide both fan service and set up future movies, so they had to fit him in.

10. Logan (2017)

The last and latest movie of Hugh Jackman as Logan. This movie will be an emotional roller-coaster, and will prove just how much he will be missed. It is up to Fox to decide how the character will be continued, or how the series will progress without him.

 

No doubt Hugh Jackman will be missed in this role, whoever is taking over has a huge hole to fill. The news going round from Logan’s early preview is that the movie is very much worth the hype. This is Hugh Jackman’s swansong, best to go when the ovation is at the loudest.

 

Logan is out in cinemas already, and will be reviewed in RR as soon as possible.

TV Shows of March 2017

Two series premiere this March,

What would life be like if there were no long episode serial shows to either binge-watch or follow religiously every week?

Iron Fist and The Originals come to our screen this month.

1. Iron Fist (Mar. 17)

Network: Netflix

Season: 1

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The last long awaited Defender is ready to join his siblings in their shared Marvel TV Netflix corner of the MCU. Danny Rand, the heir to Rand Enterprise returns after years away learning martial arts to take over his father’s company and safe his city. Much more of the plot will be learnt after binge-watching after its release.

 

2. The Originals (Mar. 17)

Network: The CW

Season: 4

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After a long wait, and shift from the usual premiere date of October alongside its parent series, The Originals is making a comeback to our screens. Last we left the city of New Orleans our miscreant Original Vampires were seemingly defeated at the hands of an all powerful Marcel, the invisible Klaus had been rolled over and subdued with Papa Tunde’s blade, while the rest of the Originals (Elijah, Freya, and Rebekah) were induced in a magical coma inside Klaus’ head pending when Hayley finds a way for all of them to be together in the real world again. Judging from the promo trailers, Hayley has been busy and we can’t wait to see exactly what she’s been up to. I caught glimpse of her morphing into a full wolf… awesome! Click here to watch the season 4 promo trailer if you haven’t.

Full List of Oscar Award Winners 2017.

The 89th Academy Award has finally gone, and it is not without its own fair share of controversy, hopes dashed, surprise winners, not surprising winners, and so much more.

The movie with the most nominations, surprise-hit musical-drama La La Land, did well enough for itself, among other expected big wins.

The Oscars serve as the near-wrap of award seasons, and this years event of Sunday, 26th of February 2017 did a lot to make the award ceremony memorable.

Here are the Oscar winners in the order presented:

 

BEST PICTURE

  • Arrival 
  • Fences 
  • Hacksaw Ridge 
  • Hell or High Water 
  • Hidden Figures 
  • La La Land 
  • Lion 
  • Manchester by the Sea 
  • WINNER: Moonlight

Moonlight marks the first Best Picture Oscar win for a feature-length film written and directed by Barry Jenkins.

 

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
  • Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
  • WINNER: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

La La Land marks Damien Chazelle’s first win in the Best Director Oscar category. The film is Chazelle’s third feature-length directorial effort, following the Oscar-winning Whiplash (which Chazelle also received a Best Director Oscar nod for) and Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.

 

BEST ACTOR

  • WINNER: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

Manchester by the Sea marks Casey Affleck’s first win in the Best Actor Oscar category. He was previously nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

 

BEST ACTRESS

  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • WINNER: Emma Stone, La La Land
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land marks Emma Stone’s first win for a Best Actress Oscar. She was previously nominated for a Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Birdman (or, The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Arrival 
  • Fences 
  • Hidden Figures 
  • Lion 
  • WINNER: Moonlight

Moonlight marks the first screenwriting Oscar win for both Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney. The film is based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”, by McCraney.

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • La La Land 
  • Hell or High Water 
  • The Lobster 
  • WINNER: Manchester by the Sea 
  • 20th Century Women

Manchester by the Sea marks the first Oscar win (for screenwriting) for Kenneth Lonergan. He was previously nominated for his script work on You Can Count on Me and Gangs of New York.

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
  • Dev Patel, Lion
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Mahershala Ali was the front-runner in this category heading into Oscar night. He also won for his role in Moonlight at such events as the Film Independent Spirit Awards and appeared in Moonlight‘s fellow Best Picture Oscar nominee this year, Hidden Figures.

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Nicole Kidman, Lion
  • WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Viola Davis was nominated for the Supporting Actress Oscar (for Doubt) and Leading Actress Oscar (for The Help), prior to her nomination and win for Fences.

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, La La Land
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling”, Trolls
  • WINNER: “City of Stars”, La La Land
  • “The Empty Chair”, Jim
  • “How Fair I’ll Go”, Moana

La La Land marks the first Best Song Oscar win for Justin Hurwitz (as well as his second Oscar victory after his Best Score win), and the first Oscar victory for lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • WINNER: Zootopia 
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  •  Moana 
  • My Life as a Zucchini 
  • The Red Turtle

Walt Disney Animation Studios recently won the Best Animated Feature Oscar for Frozen and Big Hero 6, prior to Zootopia‘s victory this year.

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Jackie 
  • WINNER: La La Land 
  • Lion 
  • Moonlight 
  • Passengers

La La Land is the first Best Score Oscar win for Justin Hurwitz. He previously collaborated with La La Land writer/director Damien Chazelle on his previous feature-length directorial efforts, Whiplash and Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Arrival
  • WINNER: La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

La La Land marks the first Oscar win for Cinematography for Linus Sandgren. He has previously collaborated with such filmmakers as David O. Russell (on American Hustle and Joy) and Gus Van Sant (Promised Land), respectively.

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Allied 
  • WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie 
  • La La Land

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them costume designer Colleen Atwood has now won four Oscars, including her previous wins for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, as well as Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago.

 

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • WINNER: Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Sully

Arrival marks the first Oscar victory for Sylvain Bellemare, who previously collaborated with director Denis Villeneuve on his 2010 film, Incendies.

 

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • Arrival
  • WINNER Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Hacksaw Ridge is the first Oscar victory for the film’s four-man sound mixing team, including Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace.

 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • A Man Called Ove
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • WINNER: Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is the first Oscar victory for its three makeup artists: Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Allen Nelson.

 

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT

  • “Ennemis Interieurs” “
  • Le Femme et le TGV”
  • “Silent Nights”
  • WINNER: “Sing”
  • “Timecode”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

  • Pearl
  • Pear and Cider Cigarettes
  • WINNER: Piper
  • Blind Vaysha
  • Borrowed Time

Piper is but the latest short from Pixar Animation to win the Oscar, following in the footsteps of such previous Pixar titles as For the Birds, Geri’s Game and Tin Toy.

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • WINNER: The Jungle Book
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Jungle Book marks the third Visual Effects Oscar win for Robert Legato, the second for Adam Valdez and Andrew R. Jones, and the first for Dan Lemmon.

 

BEST FILM EDITING

  • La La Land
  • Moonlight
  • WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
  • Arrival
  • Hell or High Water

Hacksaw Ridge editor John Gilbert previously served as an editor on such movies as The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Bridge to Terabithia. This marks his first Oscar win for editing on a feature-length film.

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Arrival 
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  •  Hail, Caesar! 
  • WINNER: La La Land 
  • Passengers

La La Land is the first Oscar win for Davis Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco. The duo have previously collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on multiple films, including Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Volume 1 & 2 and Inglourious Basterds.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

  • Extremis
  • 4.1 Miles
  • The Mute’s House
  • WINNER: The White Helmets
  • Watani: My Homeland

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Fire at Sea 
  • I Am Not Your Negro 
  • Life Animated 
  • WINNER: OJ: Made in America 
  • 13th

OJ: Made in America is the first Oscar-win for director Ezra Edelman. He previously worked on the docu-TV series 30 for 30 and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Land of Mine 
  • A Man Called Ove 
  • WINNER: The Salesman 
  • Tana 
  • Toni Erdmann

The Salesman marks the first Oscar victory for director Asghar Farhadi. He was previously nominated for helming the Best Foreign Language Oscar-nominated A Separation.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Rinzy Reviews: Doctor Strange

Release date: November 4, 2016
Production Studio: Marvel Studio
Box Office: $670.1m
Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5

 

Over the years, Marvel has proved itself as a force to be reckoned with not just the comic book movie world, but movies in general. Doctor Strange follows in the same line as an interesting watch.

 

Dr. Stevens Strange is an arrogant but very intelligent Neurosurgeon, who has an accident that causes him to lose the effective use of his hands. Dejected, he seeks for a way out of his predicament, and comes across a man who used to be paralyzed years ago, but could now miraculously walk. The man tells Strange about Kamar-Taj, a place where miracle happens.

Kaecilius is a rogue Sorcerer, who broke into Kamar-Taj to steal a page out of a book about time manipulation. He and his followers are chased across dimensions by a powerful Sorceress called the Ancient One, but they all escape her.

Strange is saved by another sorcerer, Mordo, who heard him ask about Kamar-Taj at the market place. Mordo brings him to Kamar-Taj, the Sanctum, to see the Ancient One, who rejects him, but later accepts him after a pep talk from Mordo. Strange begins his training in earnest, though tough, he finally starts to understand what it takes to be a sorcerer. Kaecilius attacks again.

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Kaecilius is trying to free Dormamu, a villain that resides in the dark dimension, and it is up to Strange and his fellow Sorcerers to stop his invasion.

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There were lots of things I loved about this movie, most notable are:

1. Dr. Stranger’s back story.

Even though this movie is an origin story of some sort, it doesn’t rub it on our faces. The pacing was good. It didn’t take years to introduce Steven Strange the douche, Steven Strange the broken man, and certainly didn’t take an eternity to introduce him as a Sorcerer. The pacing was well thought out, and beautifully executed.

2. Powerful visuals

Though we’ve seen one trick in this movie in Inception (2010) – the reality warping spell when Mordo and Strange ran from Kaecilius and his forces after the attack at the New-York Sanctum.

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Many other visuals peculiar to this movie I enjoyed include, the way the portals to different dimensions open, the Eye of Agomotto and the cloak of levitation in action, among many other scenery. Kudos to the Visuals Director.

3. The comedy

This was one very awesome aspect of the movie. The characters were funny, almost all of them knew how to crack a smile on viewers, including Dormamu.

4. The wonderful cast and acting.

Though there were divisions among comic fanboys when the cast was unveiled, they did impress me. From Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange, to Chinwetel Ejiofor as Mordo, to Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, these three and a few others did it for me. Benedict Cumberbatch was an excellent choice for the Sorcerer Supreme, and I must say job well done to the Casting Director.

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The things I didn’t like about this movie:

1. Dormamu wasn’t really visually appealing enough to be appreciated as the main villain.

2. The Ancient One didn’t need to die the way she did. She was way too awesome to die by a stab wound, for someone with powers from the dark dimension.

 

In all, Doctor Strange is an entertaining movie, it wouldn’t bore you. So, if you haven’t watched it, try to.

For those that have watched the movie, what do you think of it?