Da'Mon Guy continues his look at the many direct to video animated comic book movies. This time it's another Marvel character, Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme.
Doctor Strange is a creative tale of magic and mysticism, that incorporates various elements of the supernatural. This animated story reveals the origin of one of Marvel Comics long-tenured, lesser known heroes. Debuting on DVD back in 2007, Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme features the voices of Bryce Johnson, Paul Nakauchi, Kevin Michael Richardson, Susan Spano, Michael Yuma, and Fred Tatasciore
Steven Strange is a neuro-surgeon and brain specialist, he is also a pompous, self-indulged individual! After a tragic accident Strange injures his hands, they become almost uncontrollable, and so he loses his ability to perform delicate surgery. In his quest to find a cure and regain the use of his hands he becomes enlightened by a sorcerer who offers a different path in life.
It’s a touching tale that delicately handles the origin of Doctor
Strange, which is delivered through a series of flashbacks as well as
real time story telling. Marvel’s top sorcerer is on full display as
they attempt to introduce him to a mainstream following of today’s
Marvel Comics has become unparalleled in respect to its domination of
the big screen, thanks to its successful transition of its characters
from the pages of their comics to the silver screen, however, they are
not on the level with DC Comics in regard to their animated features. Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme is a moderately enjoyable tale, but just isn’t on par with DC's offerings, such as All Star Superman, Batman: Under The Red Hood, or Wonder Woman.
For those who know little to nothing about the about the character of Doctor Strange, then this will be a great introduction to him. For avid fans of the genre it's a decent watch, but don't expect a masterpiece.
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