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Dr Strange In The Multiverse of Madness:A Clear Reminder That Marvel Never Disappoints

For everyone that clicked the link after reading the title of this review post, I can imagine either of these two scenarios: someone who watched this second installment of Dr Strange, a phenomenal piece of art and is here to relive the experience by reading anything and everything people have to say about it OR you’ve yet to book those movie tickets and are here to see if it actually is worth the hype- in which case I shall go ahead and say “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GET THOSE TICKETS NOW!!!”

Before I begin, I would like to give a spoiler alert warning. I will try to protect the juicy surprises for you to enjoy at the cinema but there might be some tea spilling.

Marvel studios returned with another Dr. Strange stand-alone movie titled Dr Strange In The Multiverse of Madness and directed by the theatric aesthetic master, Sam Raimi who is also best known for directing the riveting Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007) starring Tobey Maguire.

As the world is enlightened to the intricacies of the multiverse, this movie showcases the darker, more complex sides of our favorite superheroes, along with an array of references and Easter eggs ranging from other MCU franchises and maybe Fantastic Four or  Evil Dead… Yes, you read that right! But you’ll need to watch the movie to find out more!

This movie is a treat for everyone who enjoys the MCU with a dash of horror, comedy, angst, action and lots of adventure.

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DR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS-EVALUATION

Plot Summary & Themes

Following the events of No Way Home, Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) gets involved in a fight against dark creatures who happen to be after a young woman, America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) who claims to have been on the run across multiple universes from an unknown enemy. Together with the Sorcerer Supreme, Wong (Benedict Wong), Strange embarks on a perilous journey that expands over the multiverse, traveling across realities, known and unknown, to get to the truth.

In this new installment, we are met with a world that has moved on, post-Thanos. And for everyone who wondered what it felt like for The Master of the Mystic Arts, this movie gives you an intimate glimpse into the emotions and thoughts of Stephen Strange as he strives to move on from his trials and triumphs just like his love interest, Christine (played by the gorgeous Rachel McAdams).

As he traverses through the many versions of his reality, we get to see the absolute genius of Cumberbatch’s acting skills, manifested in each version of his “self”, down to the nuances, mannerisms, and aura of each version. (I mean, it’s only fair to have more of this man across the universes, ONE Dr. Strange is just not enough).

Elizabeth Olsen is a sight to behold as she continues off from “Wanda Vision” playing the “Scarlet Witch”: an amalgamation of power, sorrow, love, and longing. Her intense stage presence and graceful actions will have you gripping the edge of your seats all through.

The extra characters that pop up throughout, which I shall not spoil for those who have not watched yet, add to the flummoxing experience, with a dash of incredulity and nostalgia.

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RECOMMENDATION

As far as Marvel heroes are concerned, Dr. Strange has always been special to me as he is literally the marriage of two of my favorite things in the world- Medicine, and Magic. Thus, I have enjoyed his journey throughout time and this new adventure has got to be the best experience so far. The movie has a good pace, and even though it may not make sense at times if you haven’t followed the MCU, it is fine entertainment at its best.

Overall, I will rate this movie a whopping 9/10. From the comic one-liners to the dark yet humorous themes and of course the endless possibilities of the multiverse, screenwriter Michael Waldron sure had his fun with his craft. The visuals are stunning and the color palette makes everything tie in together nicely. Although I do think this installment added nothing more to his character as far as character development goes but his chemistry with Wanda sure left a lasting impression. As a transition into phase 4, this movie is a brilliant stepping stone and I’m excited to see what’s next to come!

I would love to hear your thoughts and hot takes on this movie! Please leave me a comment and we can talk about it more!

WRITTEN BY ROSEY

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2 Comments

  • George Abuah

    Reading this is reliving the cinematic moments over again in my head. And I have seen the movie twice already.
    If you haven’t, I desperately hope this nudges you to the nearest cinema to get in on all this smoke.
    Love you Rosey😍😍😍. You’re my spirit animal and fellow Potter head junkie

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