Get ready to be hyped as the Doctor Strange the movie is now officially released in all theaters nationwide and we will introduce on who and what is Doctor Strange as a character and his story in the Marvel Universe.

Doctor Strange The Movie - passing through a portal
Doctor Strange The Movie (passing through a portal)

Last October 24, we were the very first lucky guests to watch Disney's Doctor Strange in the premiere movie night at the IMAX Theatre - SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. As you can see in the pictures below, the hall is full of excited movie goers and guests to see this very promising movie that will beat expectations. By the way, Doctor Strange is rated 100% by top critics at, this is a well-known movie/TV critic site which don’t usually give a high score rating.

Doctor Strange on IMAX Theatre Mall of Asia
Entrance of the IMAX Theatre in the ground floor of SM Mall of Asia
Doctor Strange on IMAX Theatre Mall of Asia

Doctor Strange on IMAX Theatre Mall of Asia

Doctor Strange on IMAX Theatre Mall of Asia
Ancient One and Doctor Strange cosplayers in the venue where the guests can take a photo before the movie starts

Below is an introduction on more about on who is Doctor Strange, his history, his powers and on how awesome he is as a newly introduced Marvel movie character. (There may be some spoils about the movie on some facts below, so we are warning you before reading -- spoiler alert!)

So who is Doctor Strange?
Who is Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange as a Sorcerer Supreme, neurosurgeon and a very rich man

Doctor Strange or his real character name is Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is a very brilliant, famous and egolistical (or arrogant) neurosurgeon before becoming a superhero of the Marvel Universe. His life begins to change when a very unfortunate car accident has occurred and make him loose the ability to perform surgery and to do other basic tasks that a normal person can do. He then searches for a cure upon knowing a paralyzed man has full recovered after visiting a temple in Himalayas, Nepal. He then met the Ancient One, she teaches him on how the real world works and even let him understand more of the multiverse realities which he didn’t know that existed.

Doctor Strange Eye of Agamotto (left) and the Cloak of Levitation (right)
The Eye of Agamotto (left) and the Cloak of Levitation (right)

Strange then became a practitioner both in mystic arts and martial arts in which he learn many powerful spells and has been able to use two mystical objects -- the Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamotto which is kept in his home named Sanctum Sanctorum. Strange then did take the title of 'Sorcerer Supreme' as being one of the most powerful sorcerers in the universe. He got it all – he’s a surgeon, superhero and a Sorcerer Supreme.

What does it mean to be a 'Sorcerer Supreme'?
Doctor Strange as Sorcerer Supreme
The Ancient One used to be the Sorcerer Supreme before Doctor Strange became one.

Basically, the title of being a Sorcerer Supreme is given someone who have mastered all there is to know in the mystic and magical arts. It is also said that whoever holds this special title is the most powerful in the universe of the comics, and there can only be one Sorcerer Supreme at any given time. Doctor Strange holds the title after his mentor named The Ancient One has died. Of course there are responsibilities for having this great power where whoever holds the title will not only protect the mankind but also of the entire universe from all sorts of mystical evil lurking in other dimensions. Being the title holder also grants almost full immortality and immunity from all kinds of worldly diseases but they can't use magic to automatically protect themselves and thus can be killed by any physical trauma.

What are Doctor Strange’s mystical powers?
Doctor Strange mystical powers
The Ancient One teaching mystic magic (top left). Doctor Strange do a binding magic (top right), uses the Eye of Agamotto to perform some magic and at the Sanctum Sanctorum

Doctor Strange uses ‘mystical energy’ which is activated upon use of spells / incantations or by the powers of the divine beings in order to manipulate the forces of the universe including projection of the mystic energy as bolts, binds, slashes, shields, or a scattered array of energy appearing like electricity, manipulating matter and various energies. He can also travel great distances (or teleport) and dimensions and can shape reality, so he’s careful in changing any parts of the natural history. Strange can also wield mystical artifacts such as the Cloak of Levitation which enables him to fly, the Eye of Agamotto which is an amulet whose light can be used to negate evil magic (and can even reverse time!), and other more artifacts.

His magical abilities are learned through training through several martial arts disciplines and he can also use other magically conjured weapons such as swords or axes. He is one of the special superheroes in the Marvel universe which wields a different kind of power and purpose. 

Below are short trailers to see some of the spells and actions from the movie:

The movie did stick most of its original story and characters in the comics. The movie creators did manage to create stunning visual effects of complex building structures and magic effects which is awesomely implemented and both seem looking real yet unrealistic in terms of physics. I would personally give the movie 10/10 for its great special effects, concept and overall story. I’m definitely recommending this movie for everyone to watch especially at the IMAX Theatre to maximize the film’s very immersive experience.

You're a man looking at the world through a keyhole. You've spent your life trying to widen it. Your work saved the lives of thousands. What if I told you that reality is one of many? - Ancient One

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