‘Dr. Weird in the Multiverse of Madness’
“Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is a Dr. Strange is second from Marvel Studios and deeper into the Multiverse, which has been featured in other MCU films and shows.
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the surgeon/witch, and Benedict Wong as Wong and Racheal McAdams as Christine Palmer. Elizabeth Olsen appears in her role as Wanda Maximoff also known as the Red Witch.
My roommate and I really enjoyed seeing this film and the best way for me to sum it up is… a lot. There were some great things about the film and some not-so-great things about it.
Without spoiling it too much, a new universe is introduced along with new characters, and for some it can be overwhelming. I feel, some of the themes for the characters in the previous productions did not fully carry over to this film. Also, tackling such a massive storyline like the multiverse opened up a few plot holes and left us with questions. Honestly, my roommate and I sat in my vehicle talking for 30 minutes after the film finished, bouncing around theories and trying to explain events as opposed to other events.
Just like the movie Dr. First Strange, the visuals are stunning and astounding. The performances of the actors, both in characters we’ve seen before and newly introduced ones, have been phenomenal. I especially commend Elizabeth Olsen for her outstanding performance.
One thing that is good and bad is the fact that this film has elements of horror. While most wouldn’t think of it as a horror film, there were a few moments where I closed my eyes or jumped into my chair. Unfortunately, the trope of characters making questionable decisions in horror films carries over into this film.
I recommend this film to fans, but only hope for some loose endings. For families with young Marvel fans, I’d suggest considering that this film has elements that are scarier than what we usually see in the genre before taking the little ones to see it.
The film follows a group of bad guys as they do their best to be the worst. However, after being caught, they vow to change their ways to escape time for their crimes. But everything they know crumbles around them when the leader of their ring, Mr. Wolf (voiced by Sam Rockwell), begins to think that being good might be better than being bad.
This is a charming family-friendly film by DreamWorks that shows that caring for others is more beneficial than thinking only about yourself. It features a new animation style, apparently inspired by the style of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” There are plenty of jokes for the kids to enjoy and there are twists and turns to keep viewers on their toes.
I have to admit it’s a bit odd that the main character, along with the two supporting characters, seem to be the only animals in this world that have human-like traits. Other adults I spoke to, who had seen the film, also pointed this out. However, I enjoyed the film, and I highly recommend it to families.