Doctor Strange was the best single character origin movie the Marvel Studios had made when it was released.
Sure, the humor is hit or miss. But great acting, spectacular visual effects and attention to detail (the movie never lets us forget the heavy price Strange pays for choosing to be a sorcerer) elevate this to something much greater than the sum of its parts.
Doctor Strange proves that magic and sorcerers can work in the MCU by flipping a few movie tropes on their heads and having an abundance of really cool ideas.
Best moment: Strange forces Dormammu to kill him over and over and over again until the demon can’t take the endless monotony of it all and gives the Doctor what he wants: a bargain.