Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and meshes horror, action, and drama so eloquently! Elizabeth Olsen steals the show and is easily the most compelling aspect of the film.
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is traveling through multiverses in order to save a young girl named America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) who can’t control her multiverse-jumping powers. Strange must rely on different allies within various universes to overcome a sinister force.
Director Sam Raimi has a vast amount of horror elements not common in an MCU film and the style distinguishes itself from others alike. Visual effects are stunning and even some practical effects really stand out in the final act. Danny Elfman brings a sweet orchestral score that successfully compliments all the action unraveling.
Although it is not required to see the limited series Wanda Vision, I do think it can add more depth to some of the characters we meet in this film. The essentials of what is needed to understand motives is clearly evident. The plot has a pleasant surprise twist early on, which is the catalyst for tension sprawled throughout most of the runtime amongst frightening eerie visuals!
Unfortunately, Doctor Strange’s desire to protect America evolves from forced “superhero” obligations and it does not feel as interesting as having a personal connection for going through the great lengths that he chooses to go through for her. Nonetheless, America is charming, a valuable addition to the MCU, and does have some intrigue.
The resolution is wrapped up briskly. It feels like there wasn’t as long of a struggle that needed to happen to get the antagonist who feels unstoppable for most of the film to be defeated.Nonetheless, everything leading up to that conclusion was tense, beautifully rendered, and exceptionally creative!
|Final Verdict:||Doctor Strange Into the Multiverse of Madness meshes horror, action, and drama so eloquently! Elizabeth Olsen steals the show and is easily the most compelling aspect of the film.|