Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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Friday, May 6th, saw the release of Marvel’s latest film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The film takes place shortly after Doctor Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) last appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and is about Strange’s adventures throughout the multiverse with the MCU’s latest character, America Chavez (Xochiti Gomez), a young girl with the ability to create star-shaped portals that can travel the multiverse. Returning in the film are Wong (Benedict Wong) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen). The film is about two hours long, but it is really enjoyable and entertaining for fans who are caught up with the MCU’s latest adventures.

Review: (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

The film was really entertaining, and I liked the direction the director, Sam Raimi, took with introducing horror elements into the film. The early twist of Wanda being the villain of the film was interesting but was a logical decision considering the trajectory of her character’s story last seen in WandaVision, as she not only kidnapped and brainwashed a town but also came into possession of the Darkhold, a book said to corrupt its users. I enjoyed the action bits and the exploration of Strange’s character and his inability to let go of the love of his life, Christine, and was very pleased to see cameos by Professor X (Patrick Stewart), originally from FOX’s X-men films, Mr. Fantastic (John Krasinski), a popular fan cast for the character, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), from the failed Inhumans show on ABC, and many more as apart of an alternate Earth’s superhero group, the Illuminati. Seeing Wanda decimate the entire group with ease was cool as it not only displayed her powers but give fans a taste of Krasinski and Mount’s portrayal of their characters in proper MCU fashion should they appear in future projects.