Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came out on May 6th, and opened up a portal full of mixed opinions and negative reviews.
This story is not spoiler friendly and will discuss moments in the film.
Synopsis of the film: Dr Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse. However, a threat emerges that may be too big for his team to handle.
The movie received a 77% on Rotten Tomatoes (placed 23rd worst out of all 28 marvel movies), a 61% on Metacritic, and 4/5 on Common Sense.
The movie was directed by Sam Raimi, who is known for horror and thriller movies, and the original Tobey Macguire Spider-Man trilogy.
Marvel gave him the directors chair, but they didn’t let him have full control. Which then messed with the pacing of the film because we go from standard marvel go lucky fun to a weird, dark and slightly thriller feel.
You could tell Raimi wanted to go full out thriller for this film but Marvel execs would just not let him, so they gave him a few scenes and that was it, it ruined the tone and pacing of the entire movie.
America Chavez (Xochital Gomez) was a new character with the ability to travel between universes, which ended up in our universe after another Doctor strange from another universe tried to take her power for the fate of the multiverse.
Gomez seems to be a new actor with bland delivery and poor execution on her character, she was poor in this movie and marvel fans hope she does better in her return in the future.
Next off is Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), also known as the Scarlet Witch. Who has fallen down a dark path to try and smuggle herself into another universe so she can have her (fake) kids (that she created after holding an entire town hostage).
Olsen Played the roll great with what she was given. But Wanda is flawed and has no real reason to do what she does in this movie (murders hundreds of people across multiple universes, including some of the strongest and smartest people, such as Charles Xavier, a variant of Captain Marvel, Captain Peggy Carter, and Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four).
The Scarlett witch was a flawed character and was doomed to fail from the end of Wanda-Vision.
Benedict Cumberbatch did great as he always does since he’s an amazing actor and just flows through Doctor Strange and is one of the best actors in the MCU, he had no flaws in this film besides the movie as a whole.
The CGI was terrible in some parts of the movie (on par with standard TV CGI, and even worse than the Marvel TV shows) and other parts and set pieces were amazing and looked incredibly real.
To put it simply, this movie is forgettable. Ask people what they thought about the entire movie and they can probably only fully remember a few of the more important/ crazy set pieces.
“The pacing of the movie was terrible. Everything about it felt rushed. America’s acting felt monotone and her line delivery didn’t fit the tone of the movie whatsoever. It felt more like a poorly made horror movie than one from the MCU. Absolute dog shit. Would rather gouge my eyes out than watch again. 1/10.” said Hallie Kinsley
“I cried after a mans head exploded -13/10” said Miriam Kendall
“It was just cheesy and silly, it wasn’t serious, they should have just let Wanda kill the kid (America) 4/10” said Adeline Matthewson
“I really liked the plot, it expanded upon Wanda-Vision a lot and went more in depth into the multiverse and did really well 8/10” said Corrin Cottrell