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Doctor Strange-Teen Movie Review

Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has a good life. He is a well known and gifted medical doctor. He can fix any brain or spinal injury better than anyone in the world…and he knows it. Strange is a very arrogant and self centered man. However, Strange’s life dramatically changes after a severe car accident. His magical and steady hands will never regain strength to perform his medical miracles. He tries every option available through western medicine and there is no hope. Strange eventually tries something  nontraditional, and visits the Ancient One,  a mysterious bald headed woman who claims she can heal him. Before long, Strange must decide if he should leave his former life of fame and fortune behind to live as the most powerful sorcerer known to mankind.





dr-strangeRating: 3 and 1/2  out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 4, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Teens Like It?  Yes




Talking Points:

  • The film highlights the importance of humility. In the beginning of the film Doctor Strange is very arrogant and selfish, however, he eventually learns humility and realizes that it’s not all about himself; it’s important to help others. The Ancient One tells Strange to, “Serve something greater than yourself.”
  • Though very violent, there are a lot of funny one liners throughout the film.

Sexual Content: Mild

  • There is talk of a couple “sleeping together.”

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive

  • Characters are impaled, stabbed, buried alive in rubble from falling buildings.
  • There are numerous fights. Characters punch, kick and brutally beat up each other.
  • Strange’s car crash is very violent. We see his face covered in blood and eyes swollen shut.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

  • We hear “sh-t,” “a–,” and “h—.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: None

Will Teens Like It? Yes

  • The theater was filled with teenagers. I interviewed three 17 year old boys who loved the film. They said it was, “funny, suspenseful and entertaining.”

Overall this is an entertaining movie, however,  parents need to know that there is a lot of violence in the film.

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