I loved that bit! I enjoyed the film a lot overall, even if it was just another origin story that serves as an elongated trailer for what's coming next, complete with post-credits scenes setting up future plots or whatever.A unique part of the film was at the end when Dr Strange fought Mads in forward time, while everything around them happened backwards - yet both sets of action directly interacted.
Oh yes, but more importantlyIt told an actual story!
There's such a pushback against stories which don't use violence against the antagonist to solve the problem at the moment. It's a real worry to me, because I think it says a lot about the public attitude toward solving problems altogether. It's easy to kill your enemy. It's hard to come to an understanding, to negotiate, to compromise. Worse, to have empathy for him.And weren't just a bunch of mindless violence!