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Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Dark, mystic 'toon for serious Marvel comic fans.

Movie PG-13 2007 76 minutes
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There is some effectively spooky imagery, both animated and CGI, that might creep out especially younger kids, and the story takes itself ultra-seriously. You don't have to have read the comics to comprehend the basic A to B (and To Be Continued...) origin story; understanding the fine details on how exactly wizard A gets around to defeating evil god B, well, you're on your own. Kids who have read the comics may find more value in this Japanese-animated realization of the superhero than adults expecting another Spider-Man.

Nothing all that surprising happens, ultimately (except nobody in the nameless city seems to notice a monster apocalypse and armies of zombies in the streets), with the door open at the end for continuing episodes. But in the end there isn't much here. You'd think Strange's metamorphosis from a man of science to a superdude of spells and sorcery would be kind of cool, but no big deal is made of it.

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