In part, the trailer argues that "Doctor Strange" is just "Iron Man on weed," pointing out the many similarities between Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark and Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange. Both "Iron Man" and "Doctor Strange" show "the heroic origins of a cocky but capable, super rich, wisecracking workaholic with a weird goatee, in love with a red-headed subordinate, learning to be less selfish, played by a famous Sherlock Holmes actor." Too true.
The trailer also dismisses the action as "90 percent" punching, and mocks Cumberbatch's accent as "an English man pretending to be a German man pretending to be an American in a feature-length tribute to ... Hans Gruber's accent in 'Die Hard' when he gets caught by Bruce Willis?" Well, if so, it's about time Hans Gruber got his own movie tribute.
And here are more details on the disc/On Demand release of "Doctor Strange."
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Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Read More
A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism. Read More