Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was good, and when I say good, I mean really good. Even watching all of the videos on YouTube for theories and thoughts (some were true, some were farfetched) wasn’t enough to prepare me for this.
If you’ve never seen Army of Darkness or Evil Dead then you wouldn’t immediately notice the subtleties. From the music to the camera angles, everything was screaming Army of Darkness or Evil Dead. If you don’t know who Sam Raimi is now, (not just from directing Spiderman movies) you’ll know him after this.
Simply put, the film was flawless. There were countless easter eggs from the comics, lots of different multiverses, and the way everything came together was better than anything I could’ve imagined. In case you missed it in the trailer, you can hear a very familiar voice say, “We should tell him the truth”. He, along with a host of other surprise characters, made the theater erupt in shock and excitement.
I won’t spoil who appeared on the scene and which actors surprised us all, but just know, it’s a lot. You’re going to take in a lot. The characters that you do see in the trailer, Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen), Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Karl Modo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and even Wong (Benedict Wong), all did a stellar job in the film.
I’d put this up there with Spiderman: No Way Home. It wasn’t just a storyline and surprise characters, it was funny too. Being able to see comedy in such a serious story was kind of refreshing (but also no surprise because it’s Disney).
I give Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness a 10 out of 10. It’s set to debut in theaters this Friday, May 6, and please believe it’s going to break records. This was far beyond anything I could’ve imagined for a sequel. A lot of the pieces that were missing are soldered back together in this film.
-Titus ‘TBZ’ Rowell
Photos: Courtesy of Marvel Studios