Marvel Messing with the Multiverse


Marvel dives deep into multiple universes and expands the world that is the MCU with the newest movie in the franchise, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
The movie, directed by Sam Raimi, is huge because it is his big return to directing superhero movies since he directed the original Spider-Man trilogy with Tobey Maguire. The movie released on May 5 and was met with mixed reactions from the Marvel fandom.
The main focus of Multiverse of Madness is on the main character Doctor Stephen Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch. He battles to find eternal happiness and needs to fight a new threat to the multiverse. The movie takes place after the events of Spider-Man No Way Home, which left many questions unanswered.
Viewers finally get answers in this new movie as it tackles the multiverse in a way Marvel fans never expected. The main villain of the movie is a surprise, as it is not revealed until a little bit later in the film.
I thought at times the movie felt a little childish. It did not affect the overall viewing experience, but I definitely think the movie could have taken a more serious approach. Overall, it did not change my mind on whether I liked the movie or not though.
My main complaint was that the writing was cheesy. Some jokes just felt too childish or forced compared to some of the horror elements later on in the film.
Another thing is that the pacing felt off. It starts off with jokes and lighthearted dialogue in the beginning to immediately become Marvel’s first horror movie.
With Sam Raimi directing, many theorized this would be Marvel’s first crack at horror movies in the franchise. This was soon to be confirmed, and I felt as if this movie was split into two.
The first half is not a horror movie, however, the second half very much is. This is due to the weird pacing and out of place moments to happen in between scenes.
Even though the movie had flaws, I still have high praise for it. Superhero fans will enjoy it for many reasons. It has surprise cameos and many intense CGI fight scenes. Cumberbatch really gives a show with his acting as viewers feel connected to the character he portrays,
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is entertaining, even with some flaws. I would recommend to give this movie a watch, especially die hard Marvel fans.