Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

audience Reviews

, 85% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Personally, I loved this movie. Many people are hating on Wanda's arc but I think it was good way to show her pain. Yea, it could have been drawn out longer in another movie or so but MoM was enough
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Despite it's jumpscares made me jump a couple of times and the plot seems interesting, Raimi's direction, visual effects, emotion, Olsen's performance, and the shocking cameos makes this sequel good.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    After over 27 films the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches new and daring heights It’s also officially been 20 years since the original ‘Spider-Man’ hit theaters setting the bar for comic book filmmaking and so much has changed since then from storytelling to actors to effects to real-world parallels Now ‘Evil Dead’ director Sam Raimi officially returns to the genre after directing the first ‘Spider-Man’ film back in 2002 and 15 years since ‘Spider-Man 3’ ended the trilogy Many believed he would never come back to this genre but after the success of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ he’s back with a new unique vision The rest of the MCU is now laid out to go on even more crazy, mind-bending adventures Picking up 6 years after the first ‘Doctor Strange’ and right after the events of ‘No Way Home’ Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the Sorcerer Supreme His co-worker Christine Palmer has married another man and he doubts whether he can be truly happy based on his past actions Because of his actions desecrating reality and almost destroying the multiverse he has to answer for it in one way or another Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his return too as disgraced Karmitage member Karl Mordo; last we saw him he turned his back on everything after learning how the Ancient One abused her power and how Strange tampered with the fabric of reality bringing down Kaciellus and Dormammu Mordo now feels that the only solution to right what’s wrong with this world is to get rid of all sorcerers entirely This means though Strange will need the help of disgraced Avenger Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlett Witch; she’s reeling from the damage she left behind in ‘WandaVision’ brainwashing the town of Westview dealing with the pain of losing the synthetic android Vision She discovered her powers rivaled that of Doctor Strange herself from the Book of the Damned or the Darkhold that tempts those who touch it spelling out her destiny to destroy the world But after tapping deeper into her abilities Strange believes she can do some actual good Despite the fact that when Strange breaks the rules he’s viewed as a hero and when she takes action she’s viewed as the enemy Strange has been having dreams about a young girl being chased by demons summoned to destroy her but are they just dreams? Also joining the ranks is Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, a 15 year old queer girl who also has unique abilities for hopping into different dimensions as well as super strength, speed, and durability She’s a lost pilgrim separated from her parents unable to control her powers but Strange might be the guidance she needs Strange encounters new oddities such as a giant one-eyed creature called Gargantos, an evil version of himself, and what looks like the Illumanti which according to comics mythology were a collective think tank; each met in secret for a number of years sharing information and strategy, operating relatively successfully initially, despite their unique traits and considerable differences in nearly every way to keep the multiverse in check Strange is brought before them to essentially answer for his actions The idea of dream-walking is also introduced for mystical beings to inhabit others across multiverses and when we dream other versions of ourselves exist simultaneously in a parallel universe which leads Strange to do the unthinkable to protect all the multiverses and Chavez An artifact called the Book of Vishanti might also be the key to ridding the Darkhold’s influence I gotta say that this is quite a different entry than the first movie It's amazing how much of Sam Raimi's signature style is here; everything from the tilted camera angles, the body horror, the extreme zoom-ins, and the kooky score by Danny Elfman Traveling across the multiverse is quite the extravaganza too with the various dimensions from a technology-based environment to a world of dinosaurs to a cartoon world to even a place where everyone is made of paint Heck they even designate Strange’s world as Earth-616 Plus we come full circle with Wanda Maximoff's personal journey her feeling desperate yet intimidating to get what she wants; can she be happier elsewhere despite having all this power at her disposal? Or will the prophechized Scarlett Witch take hold? So many crazy references to the comics storylines with the Illumanti and the inclusion of other elements from various Strange stories I expected something a bit grander in scale but everything is blissfully entertaining Gomez as Chavez is pretty cool, Cumberbatch continues to impress as this title character exploring his personality being controlling and condescending, and the effects are meant to be seen on the big screen with all their dazzling wizardry as it were The younger viewers might be scared at certain points but it shows the MCU pushing more of the boundaries and they keep it appropriately dark without relying too heavily on corny humor Stinks too that Rachael McAdams feels a bit underutilized and we can't spend more time in these other dimensions But 28 movies in and Marvel Studios still gets the job done expanding more of the acid-trip inducing, mind-bending elements what made these comics pop off the page Mothers create magic all the time, are we truly happier living our lives we only know for certain?, hypocrisy can only get us so far, we should know that our families will always be loved no matter what reality they exist, Dreams are windows into the lives of our multiversal selves ‘Multiverse of Madness’ is an insane trip through the senses as well as a cerebral experience from beginning to end Not one of the strongest MCU entries but truly the most insane one that works as a very personal and human story Raimi has navigated around the Disneyfication of the brand so this isn’t your average comic book film…it’s very comic book-like Messy and chaotic for sure but crazy in entertaining fashion
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    As another MCU entry with Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olson in their respective roles, this film will entertain you albeit minor story problems. In this entry, we have Scarlet Witch seeking to return to her sons in another universe whereby she uses all of her powers and the Darkhold to attain that future. Additionally, we have America Chavez as a the plot device that drives the story forward and it does so well but not great. If you like Sam Raimi's previous work in horror, this certainly going to be on top of your list as one of the best MCU films. However, with the story being average compared to other MCU entries this film may not entertain everyone equally.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Wanda makes a very scary villain! Love the marvel movies
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The villain was a disappointment. My favorite still-living Avenger turned evil?!? I loved Wandavision and expected so much more for the character. Getting past that, the effects were spectacular, the action was fine and the plot was okay. Loved the actors, especially the unexpected ones. America Chavez is a welcome addition to the MCU, especially as portrayed in her introductory movie. My grandkids are looking forward to her next appearance...and so am I.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    This movie was very dark and was not what I was expecting. I liked it but I felt like there were some irrelevant parts.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Live up to its title, madness!!!
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Convoluted mess. More centered in politics than the story. A step back in story, CGI and basically everything since Infinity War. This is the new Disney,
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    in the name of the multiverse the writers wrote .... half of which is nonsense and other half crap.