FILM TITLE: DOCTOR STRANGE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 10-12PG V
DISTRIBUTOR: STER KINEKOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR: SCOTT DERRICKSON
MAIN CAST: RACHEL MCADAMS
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
LANGUAGE: INFREQUENT ,LOW IMPACT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: FAIRLY FREQUENT ,MILD TO MODERATE IMPACT
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: DOCTOR STRANGE FOLLOWS DR STEVEN STRANGE ,AN ARROGANT BUT BRILLIANT NEUROSURGEON,AFTER HE WAS INVOLVED IN A HORRIFIC CAR ACCIDENT. DR STRANGE IS NO LONGER ABLE TO PERFORM SURGERY AS HIS FINGERS ARE INJURED. IN SEARCH FOR A CURE TO RESTORE HIS HANDS ,DR STRANGE LANDS IN THE HIMALAYAS AND IS INTRODUCED TO MYSTIC ARTS ,SORCERY AND ALTERNATE DIMENSIONS. HE IS ALSO INTRODUCED TO THE ANCIENT ONE WHO IS ABLE TO CURE ANY AILMENT. DR STRANGE IS MENTORED BY THE ANCIENT ONE TO THE EXTENT THAT AS THE MIDDLE MAN BETWEEN THE REAL WORLD AND WHAT LIES BEYOND ,HE IS ABLE TO DEFEND THE WORLD FROM THE DARK FORCES. THE MATERIAL CONTAINS COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES WHICH EXPLORE ISSUES OF MYSTICISM ,SORCERY ,MAGIC ,HEALING ,ALTERNATE UNIVERSES ,SUPERNATURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL POWERS RELATIONSHIPS,FRIENDSHIP ,BRAVERY ,OVERCOMING SETBACKS ,HEROISM,COURAGE ,SURVIVAL AND HOPE. THE THEMES ARE HANDLED SENSITIVELY BUT THEREIS A SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE. THE CONTENT CONTAINS STRONG POSITIVE MESSAGES OF HOPE ,VICTORY AND GOOD TRIUMPHING OVER EVIL. THE FILM HAS AN ADVANCED SCIENCE FICTION (SCI-FI) CONTEXT. THE MATERIAL IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 10. PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS ADVISED FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10 AND 12 ,TO ENABLE THE ADULT TO ENCOURAGE CONVERSATION AND EXPLAIN SOME OF THE CONFUSING THEMES AS WELL MAS TO PROVIDE A LEVEL OF REASSURANCE.