Finally! Marvel’s Doctor Strange is now in theaters and everyone else can now see just how awesome it truly is! This week has been filled with Doctor Strange Cast Interviews on Mom on the Side, and I still have one more coming up with Benedict Wong next week. But today…today is all about Epic Marvel’s Doctor Strange Quotes and my thoughts on the film.
Epic Marvel’s Doctor Strange Quotes
“You came back from a place there’s no way back from” – Doctor Strange
“That ritual will only bring you sorrow.” – The Ancient One
“I have a strict rule about dating colleagues, called the Strange Policy.” – Christine Palmer
“Life without my work… – Doctor Strange
…is still life.” – Christine Palmer
Can I offer you some advice? Forget everything you think you know.” – Mordo
“I know how to reorient the spirit to heal the body.” – The Ancient One
“You’re a man looking at life through a keyhole. You’ve spent your life trying to widen it.” – The Ancient One
“I pushed your astral-form out of your physical form.” – The Ancient One
“Astral form is where the soul exists with out the body.” – The Ancient One
“What mysteries lie beyond the reach of your senses?” – The Ancient One
“Who are you in this vast multiverse, Mr. Strange?” – The Ancient One
“We never lose our demons. We only learn to live above them.” – The Ancient One
“Just Wong? Like Adelle? Aristotle? Drake? Eminem?” – Doctor Strange
“Surrender. Silence your ego and your power will arise.” – The Ancient One
“Avengers protect from physical dangers, we protect from mystical ones.” Wong
“It’s not about you. One must break the rules to serve the greater good.” – The Ancient One
“We don’t get to choose our time. Death gives life meaning – knowing our days are numbered.” – The Ancient One
“You should have stolen the whole book. The warning comes after the spells.” – Doctor Strange
“I will follow this path no longer.” – Mordo
Marvel’s Doctor Strange Review
Marvel’s Doctor Strange completely blew me away from start to finish. I’ve always enjoyed the action and stories of Marvel films, but this took it to another level. An edge of your seat magic eye poster ride that will have you wanting more when the credits roll. Speaking of, there are TWO end credits after Doctor Strange so keep your booty in the seat. 😀
Whether you know the story of the Doctor Strange comic or not, you will enjoy this movie. That’s another thing I love about Marvel movies is you don’t have to be a comic book fan to understand or enjoy them. Yes, there are bigger storylines when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole, but each individual film, like Doctor Strange, can stand alone as well. In my opinion.
It’s not just the impressively trippy special affects that make Doctor Strange a movie you need tickets for. Thought provoking is also on the list. There is one scene in particular, that I left out of all of our Doctor Strange Interviews that will blow you away. I won’t give too much away, but I will let Tilda Swinton tell you about the deeply profound things her character, The Ancient One says.
There were a couple of moments I must say, when I really found it such a privilege to say. There’s a moment earlier than that, when I’m teaching Doctor Strange and looking straight into the camera, basically teaching the globe’s population of fifteen-year-olds about mindfulness. That was like, WOW! This is such a great chance, you know, to say, ‘Yes I’m a rad superhero myself, but I’m telling you, be authentic, you can control your mind; you have a choice of your reaction to obstacles in your life, and serve something greater than yourself!’ And that amazing moment at the end, saying to Doctor Strange ‘and if, what is it? Fear and ego have kept you from learning the greatest, simplest and most significant lesson of them all – it’s not about you.’ That’s pretty amazing and that’s the kind of thing that one can imagine saying or learning from a different kind of movie, but to put that in a Marvel film and know that it’s going to be picked up by all of our kids was a nice. A nice thing. – Tilda Swinton
Rachel McAdams discussed the same scene during our interview with her as well.
I love that moment when Tilda says “it’s not about you” to Benedict. I just thought that was so powerful. When I read that in the script that really hit me and I thought, how seemingly fun a comic book movie takes a turn like that, and is talking about something that deep and profound. It sung for me again in the film. I thought it was really simple and true and a really beautiful message. – Rachel McAdams
Yet again, we heard about this scene during out Scott Derrickson Interview. I will warn you, he goes beyond the “it’s not about you” line, and talks about a spoiler so you may want to keep on reading and come back after you see the film. 😉
My favorite scene in the movie is the death of the Ancient One. I really love that scene, you know. Audiences pay for to see spectacle, in these kind of movies. They pay to see these big visual effects, overwhelming scenes, and action, and fighting, and all of that. But whether or not they like a movie, is whether or not it moves them. And whether they like the character, and whether it moves them emotionally. That scene feels like the heart of the movie to me. – Scott Derrickson
The heart of the movie indeed, and a lesson that will hopefully spark something inside of people after seeing Doctor Strange. Which you can do TODAY!! Get your tickets, grab your popcorn, and come back to tell me what you thought, and what your favorite Doctor Strange quotes are.