a journey through the multiverse that shakes

Finally ! It is on our list of the most anticipated movies of 2022. From tomorrow you will be able to discover Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness in dark rooms. Keep going, for this journey through the universes is going to shake. We had the chance to see this new movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in preview this afternoon. Have we been seduced by Sam Raimi sauce multiverse? We tell you everything, but promise, our review is guaranteed spoiler free. We will just get into the things that are mentioned in the various trailers and the film’s official synopsis. Ready?

Multiverse and alternative realities, if you want some, then you are here

One universe, two universes, three universes … It’s no secret: After flipping through the bush slowly but surely, the multiverse is making a name for itself on the big screen. After opening the door Spider-Man: No Way Home (and trying in vain to close it), the multiverse is the core of this new MCU movie dedicated to Doctor Strange.

In fact, our favorite Former Sorcerer Supreme has worked for him after opening, despite himself, Pandora’s box in No way home to help Peter Parker. Stephen Strange is once again confronted with the multiverse, and he will need all the help he can get to combat the dangers of these many alternative realities. Since 2016, this extraordinary superhero has proven to be irreplaceable in MCU, first alongside Avengers in Infinity War and Playoffs then support Spider-Man No way home. A key figure that we are happy to find on the big screen.

We will therefore navigate between different universes and encounter altered versions of our good old Doctor Strange but also other superheroes and enemies, but more we will not say. So far no big surprises. When we talk about multiverse, it’s even a little basic.

Hard to approach the plot of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness in depth without ruining this new opus’ surprise (s). Therefore, we will remain discreet and take sides to let you discover the many intertwined threads in this film. Be aware, though, that this is a great show and that you will not see the two hours (and the dust) go by. After all, we put a little kibosh on the conclusion, too fast and hasty for our liking. A few minutes of the rabbi would not have been denied to prevent us from remaining too hungry.

As we knew, Wanda Maximoff is the heart of the film and shines clearly. She could even almost steal the show from Doctor Strange. In fact, Elizabeth Olsen demonstrates all her talent in this dazzling role with a varied palette of emotions and a lot of relief. A flawless for the actress. For his part, Benedict Cumberbatch is not bad either, we are happy to find the ripping Stephen Strange. Rachel McAdams and Benedict Wong, who play Christine Palmer and Wong respectively, do not have much to envy them.

Elizabeth Olsen and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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Marvel, always stronger

Once again, Marvel did not disappoint us. If you want to take full peepers, you will love Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. The special effects of this new movie are incredible and completely mastered. We feel that the team had a lot of fun working on this project. Multiverse requires that there are some pretty cool illusion games. And without saying too much, the characters’ passage from one universe to another at the beginning of the film is impressive.

Only cloud in this beautiful blue sky? Editing that may leave something to be desired. Certain passages from one scene to another can make one think of a transition on PowerPoint, and that is inconsistent with the rest of the film’s aesthetics, which is impeccable. Afterwards tastes and colors …

As for the fight scenes, Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness sends really heavy. Whether you are struggling with bare hands or with spells, the result is amazing.

Musically, Danny Elfman has done a great job with this new edition. One scene in particular shows the accuracy of a good soundtrack, towards the end of the film. Mr. Elfman’s talent allows the plot to be supported and intensified.

A horrible wonder? Almost

No, we will not go so far as to say that Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness is a horror movie. Not even a horror movie. However, some moments in the film made us shake. Jump scares, terrible monsters, walking corpses … Yes, Sam Raimi’s latest film takes the road to an exciting and very bloody film. We love it!

We can say that it is quite surprising on the part of Marvel, who generally tries to stay in the family so that everyone finds their benefit, young and old. For once, the new film dedicated to Doctor Strange is an exception and prefers to explore the dangers of the unlabeled multiverse “Seeing with the family”. More freedom for Sam Raimi and his team who gave it their all. The instructor, already experienced in superheroes with his saga Spider Man in the 2000s, had carte blanche (or almost). Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness is darker than other MCU programs and flirts very little with the horror genre.

Does it finally not make sense? In the last few years, Marvel has moved away from diluted movies. Especially because the fans are growing. In the same logic, the boundary between good and evil is thus more blurred in this film. Everything is not completely black or completely white.

Verdict: we validate Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The title of this new opus warned us: this trip to the multiverse is completely blocked. So we hope you have fastened your seat belt before the session. Sam Raimi and Marvel have some big surprises waiting for us Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. MCU fans will definitely love it. The special effects are breathtaking, the plot gave us a few surprises, and the actors live up to their characters. In short, it is flawless. Or almost. We regret a somewhat hasty ending that leaves us hungry. Nevertheless, this second part devoted to Stephen Strange will definitely become a must in MCU.

On the other hand, we strongly recommend that you stay relatively up to date with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If nothing is obligatory as the film remains quite accessible, you will appreciate even more this new opus dedicated to Doctor Strange’s adventures by having all the flashes and other references skillfully distilled. To take stock of your “homework” you need to do before watching the movie, here it is.

In any case, this journey through the universes promises heavy, very heavy for the future. Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness was just a (big) stone in the building of the MCU and we can not wait to see what Kevin Feige and his team have in store for fans in the future. The range of options is almost endless. We say “youpi”!

Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness

Poster Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

We love

  • A surprising and controlled plot
  • A visual slap
  • Appropriate actors
  • Sam Raimi, who brings Marvel out of his shackles

We love less

  • A hasty conclusion
  • Some old-fashioned transitions

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