Runtime 2 hrs 6 min
Released May 6th, 2022
Rated PG 13
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochitl Gomez
Before we go into the movie I have to say this is Sam Rami’s biggest flex when given a proper budget. Could you imagine what Army Of Darkness could have been with a Marvel budget?
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness was not your typical Marvel movie. It had a horror element that was well placed due to the experience of Rami’s direction. His signature close-up shots and effects really help tell the story and in the end, further developed the concept of the Marvel Multiverse.
In this continuation of the Wanda Maximoff saga, we’ve come to realize what has happened to her and her newfound powers as the Scarlet witch. Wanda seeks nothing more than to be with her two children and will stop at nothing to be with them forever.
Meanwhile in New York, Steven Strange is encapsulated in a dream where he is running away from something that looks like a beholder from Dungeons & Dragons. The creature is chasing after the girl and even Strange is unable to prevent her capture. After a traumatic event he wakes up, and the story begins.
What happens when you pit two sides of magic against each other? Wong is sorcerer supreme;
sworn to defend his quadrant against magic. Wanda, now the Scarlet witch, possesses the dark hold. Her power has increased since the incident in New Jersey. Battle ensues but does not stop in the current realm. It extends to different universes and different versions of the characters with quite a few cameos from other stories in the Marvel universe. In the movie, it is established that our current timeline is referred to as Earth 616. I would reveal the cameos but spoilers. I can tell you there’s quite a bit of fan service in this. As far as movies go this was quite entertaining with the signature mix of action and comedy while providing more insight into the character development and what’s to come in phase 4.