REVIEW: Prepare to Be Genuinely Horrified By ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

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We already knew from the early reviews of the new Marvel movieĀ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessĀ that this new Doctor Stephen Strange movie was classified as a horror film — and as it turns out, the filmmakers and the critics (who saw the movie in advance) were absolutely not kidding! The newest Marvel movie is as far from the PG battles and lighthearted style of its predecessors as it could possibly get, and Marvel fans are still shaken up by what they’ve seen.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Credit: Marvel

Director Sam Raimi is known for his Evil Dead horror films, and he has brought his signature style into this new Marvel film on a level that no one could have predicted. While New Zealand-based director Taika Waititi took his trippy, tongue-in-cheek style and completely transformed theĀ ThorĀ franchise, Sam Raimi took theĀ Doctor StrangeĀ franchise and made it something much, much more disturbing.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessĀ is absolutely terrifying and very, very creepy during many scenes. The villain’s scenes become synonymous with horror movie tropes, a lot of jump scares, and the kind of scenes that are giving Marvel fans unexpected nightmares.

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The Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and Doctor Stephen Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Credit: Marvel Entertainment

Dr. Strange’s signature sardonic wit and his sorcery skills are still coming in full force in this addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but some unexpected elements really shine in a plot that is surprisingly simple yet (pun intended) strange. Love interest Christine Palmer (played by Rachel McAdams) steals the show whenever she is on screen, and newcomer Xochitl Gomez does an excellent job standing on her own against eye-catching superheroes like Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Stephen Strange.


‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ film poster. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams. Credit: Marvel Studios

Now thatĀ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessĀ has come to theaters, are you interested in heading to cinemas to see a movie that does feature many Marvel surprises and fun superhero moments, but that also might make you cover your eyes more often than not?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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