Today we’re talking about the 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The story relies on the trope that women are irrational and incapable of seeing reason when it comes to their children. It heavily implies that women are weak-minded and easily corrupted.
Beyond that, it’s a paper-thin plot that barely holds together the action scenes.
With the emotional depth of an 8 year old, the main characters do everything that makes you want to scream at the screen… which I did several times.
I liked Wong, and when she was allowed to do anything, America was pretty cool.
The only reason this movie had any charisma is because of the calibre of the actors.
Trite, repetitive, and borderline nonsensical. The film’s dialogue lacks depth or purpose.
Visuals and Music
Wow, this movie was pretty. The fights scenes are expertly done, if a little gruesome, the scenery fantastic, and the effects brilliant.
The absolute best part of the movie is the music. Danny Elfman shows that he’s still one of the best composers in film.
I was ambivalent to Scarlet Witch until WandaVision and that show really did a great job at developing her character. Unfortunately, none of that depth or heart was in this movie. She was a cartoon Karen turned monster.
There were some amazing action scenes and some of the secondary characters were fun. I look forward to seeing America Chavez written by someone else.
The superhero genre has matured a lot in since the early aughts, I can’t say the same of Sam Raimi’s portrayal of them. The movie lacks any understanding of human emotions to the point of being condescending. The music and action scenes redeem it a little, but it’s one of the worst MCU films.
Final score: 1.5 Stars out of 5