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Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2018
First the basics. The version I purchased (new, via Amazon Prime) arrived promptly and in perfect unopened condition. Both the DVD and Blu-Ray discs work perfectly. (Haven't used the HD Digital yet). Now,...for those of you who might be getting tired of all of the testosterone-on-steroids overkill that Marvel Studios has been cranking out,...this movie is NOT one of those, fortunately. This actually has a story, great acting, (how could it NOT with Benedict Cumberbatch? Everyone else was great too, though...), poignancy, and even a lot of humor. IMHO,...Tilda Swinton (who plays The Ancient One) is over the top great in this movie - equal in character and stage presence to Cumberbatch. This movie has a similar story to other movies, (Batman Begins, e.g.), and like many other films, draws on archtype characters that have appeared in many other series and movies, (e.g., the Ancient One is the Master from "Kung Fu", etc.) and it uses visual techniques and CGI that obviously have evolved from other movies, (e.g., Inception). However, this movie was still highly artistically creative and a lot of fun - and doesn't insult one's intelligence. Highly recommended.
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