The first reactions are in for Marvel’s Doctor Strange and they’re magical.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the supreme sorcerer in the film and critics have praised his performance:
#DoctorStrange is pretty all around delightful. Excellent visuals, great characters, inventive use of magic & Cumberbatch is fantastic.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) October 20, 2016
Visuals in DOCTOR STRANGE are fantastic. Actually worth seeing in 3D. Cumberbatch is great as the Sorcerer Supreme.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) October 20, 2016
Cumberbatch owns Doctor Strange, the movie is funnier than I was expecting, a throwback to a pre-MCU Iron Man-like standalone story.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) October 20, 2016
DOCTOR STRANGE: it's a whole lot of fun watching Cumberbatch be an American asshole. Also, a bit of an acid trip. See on empty stomach.
— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) October 20, 2016
Critics also had positive words to say about the film’s visuals and action:
#DoctorStrange is a stunning visual achievement. A welcome blast of weirdness that opens up the MCU. Super dug it. Maybe best viewed on ???
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) October 20, 2016
…as for the visuals, I'll just note the Digital Artists credits fill the screen, and it's understandable: trippy, mesmerizing, beautiful.
— David Daniel (@CNNLADavid) October 20, 2016
Thoughts on Doctor Strange: The cast is amazing. The action is intense. The CGI is magnificently done.
— Scott A. Rosenberg (@RosenbergScottA) October 20, 2016
Not everyone was completely sold though:
#DoctorStrange: visually exciting but very by-the-numbers superhero origin which could've done with a bit more … well, strangeness.
— Rory Cashin (@roarEcashin) October 20, 2016
#DoctorStrange isn't one of Marvel's very best, but it is still a very entertaining and visually dazzling movie with plenty of highlights.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) October 20, 2016
I enjoyed Doctor Strange. It's good not great. It ably did the heavy lifting required of it & left me wanting more of this aspect of the MCU
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) October 20, 2016
If #DoctorStrange has a weak spot, it's w/ its humor. Doesn't mesh as well as it does in other Marvel movies. But man is this sucker a ride!
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) October 20, 2016
However overall, Doctor Strange has generally received great feedback so far, but you can make your own mind up when it hits screens on November 4th. In the meantime, watch the trailer to keep you ticking by: