Entertainment Review: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released on May 6, 2022. This movie was released 6 years after the first movie ‘Doctor Strange’.

  After a long wait, MCU’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was released on May 6, 2022, with a watch time of 126 minutes. 

  This movie is the sequel to the first “Doctor Strange” movie, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and is the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film features Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and also features new character America Chavez played by Xochitl Gomez. This movie falls into the action genre with a 4.4 rating and a 74% Rotten Tomato score. 

  This movie’s opening scene starts with what we think is one of Doctor Strange’s dreams, but in reality, it is him in a different multiverse. We can see Doctor Strange and America Gomez being targeted and chased by what seems to be a ribboned creature that is chasing the two through the Gap Junction. The two are frantically running towards ‘The Book of Vishanti’ that is floating in the center of the Gap Junction. The Book of Vishanti is a book written by the Vishanti Gods. The book contains powerful light magic, which is only used for defense purposes and includes great details about Marvel’s cosmology. 

  Strange is then seen being wounded trying to protect Chavez, and comes to a realization that he needs to sacrifice Chavez. Strange sees Chavez unable to handle her own powers, so instead he attempts to take them. As he attempts this, the ribboned creature attacks Strange, giving Chavez time to escape into another dimension. 

  Later in the movie, the plot unfolds in front of your eyes, when it is revealed that America Chavez can travel through the multiverse. That is the reason why Wanda Maximoff wants to find her and take her powers, so that she can have them for her own and create her own reality, making her dreams of having a family possible. 

  My personal rating for this movie was a 4 out of 5; I really liked the plot and a look into the new characters. I’ve always enjoyed watching marvel movies. MCU has always produced very cool and unique movies, this movie definitely being on my top 10 list. The plot twist and storyline really bring it all together, and people who enjoy action, marvel, or great plots would really enjoy this movie.