Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie review: ambitious, dark but still…
What: The modern Marvel Studios Doctor Strange is ambitious, dark and interestingly not a Marvel but a Sam Raimi film but why that evil is still not dead.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie synopsis
A dangerous unknown evil force is on a rampage, Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Wong (Benedict Wong) happen to rescue a young teenager America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) a gifted multiple universes traveller. However, Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) has some other plan.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie review
Well on paper, it’s something extraordinary, a Marvel sequel revolving around multi universe that pays tribute to Marvel’s multiple franchises. Amazing!!. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a sequel to “Doctor Strange,” yes of course and it’s also a sequel to “Avengers: Endgame”, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” plus a tribute to “Wanda” in a way that reminds a generation about that that 1981 cult Evil Dead.
Poor Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch - decent) is swinging from one universe to another in a plot that is over stuffed unnecessarily with universe after universe forcing it to fail in identifying its own reality.
Kick ass filmmaker Sam Raimi gets the ‘picture’ right but could move it to the expected levels.
The marriage of Frankenstein fascinated Sam Raimi and MCU could have been planned at an exotic destination but it travels between various universe and desperately tries to be different but it remains ordinary.
Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen – decent), that Darkhold, Wanda’s overwhelming desire to be with her children is sadly underwhelmingly established by writer Michael Waldron and director Sam Raimi.
Loki was better in taking risks, here the potential is underutilized resulting in giving a factory sequel.
On top of that the supporting cast Wong and Xochitl Gomez don’t get much to emote. I would love to see Xochitl Gomez in a stronger role and getting more chance to say something about herself more.
A couple of striking action pieces and Sam Raimi’s vision with dark tones are the major highlights.
What happens when a well-armed Marvel sequel to Doctor Strange - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness starts giving tributes to “Avengers: Endgame”, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” “Wanda” and you get a feeling that a dead from the 1981 evil dead had started walking in this multiverse….