Dr. Strange had an up and down publishing history, some of his own title's stories could be strong, but as a film, I'm thinking after this origin movie (and the expected threads to existing Marvel movies / Easter eggs) he will not function outside of ensemble films. Unless his (arguably) greatest comic storyline ever gets the adaptation nod--namely his battles with Dracula (and I doubt that will ever happen), Strange as movie character (post his origin film) might be best served as a "guest with moments" in other MCU films. Yeah, you're not the only one who thimks this year was a ton of cash spent on films that do not rate a second viewing. I probably enjoyed more than you did, but this was no stellar year for genre film as a whole. I just hope Rogue One justifies its existence as a lead in to a very by-the-numbers story like A New Hope, and does not try to alter the hard-formed imortance of characters chronologically yet to be intorduced in the sage (e.g. Luke).