Which is even possible to say about Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? This is the 28th film in the Marvel cinematic universe, and hereafter the MCU should really be called the MCM, as it becomes the Marvel cinematic multiverse with this disappointing sequel.
So far Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Chivetel Ejioforand Michael Stulberg Returning from the first film, there is a new director at the helm of this horror sequel – Sam Raimiwho has not made a movie since 2013 Oz Great and Mighty and seems to have recently allowed his finger to slip away from the pulse. The first two Raims Spider-Man movies are some of the best examples of this genre and I will always love them Liam Nissan the movie The Dark Manit’s a property that the director really should reconsider, but here his work feels a little squeaky.
Of course, the director can only shoot the script he gave, and this one is stupid, which cannot be conveyed. The first film was written by a director Scott Derrickson and his close associate S. Robert Cargillbut this ass sequel comes from a TV writer Michael Waldron (Loki), whose lack of experience features little shows here. You could say that this script was hasty and put together after it went through the hands of several authors, so it eventually took more extensive remakes.
One big problem, for starters, is that viewers really need to go to the theater after having already done their homework, i.e. WandaVision at Disney +. Almost every second critic has mentioned it, but I want to quote one who is much smarter than me.
Vulture Angelica Jade Bastien wrote that you “will need to watch [WandaVision] to understand what the hell is going on here. ” Well, I never finished watching WandaVision, and she’s right – I had no idea what the hell was going on here. What is this film about? Motherhood. See, in WandaVision, Wanda Maximoff of Olsen uses her Scarlet Witch abilities to create an artificial reality in which Vision survives and the two of them live together in the perfect suburb of Sitcom with their twin boys. So this movie is just about a mom who wants to spend time with her kids. Isn’t that sweet?
What else does Wanda want? To Steal Chavez’s American Power (Hatchitles Gomez), a young girl who has the ability to travel around the multiverse, although she lacks the ability to control it. As for Dr. Strange, he wants to stop Wanda from destroying the multiverse in her quest to get her hands on some ancient book of sinful spells called Darkhold. I can’t even pretend I don’t think it’s all incredibly stupid … and what’s worse, it’s not scary at all.
Here are some inspired ideas – in the same universe Strange and Chavez exist just like multicolored paint – and I appreciated the cinematography from John Mathison and ingenious visual effects, but there’s just not enough “madness,” and like almost every last comic book movie except “Batman,” this one is full of bright lights and glowing things. Hands are shining, eyes are shining, books are shining. This movie really has it all, so if you love glowing lights, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness you can’t win.
When it comes to acting, Cumberbatch and Olsen are the two most incredible MCU stars, in the sense that they are both true tespics. Olsen has been successful in thoughtful indie films such as Martha Marcy May Marlene, Ingrid goes westand The wind of the river, while Cumberbatch is a gifted actor who has been given the role of chief commercial man due to shortages throughout the industry. They both look so boring and confused here that you can almost see them imagining a new vacation home that they are going to buy while they wave their hands and frown at each other. Even 12 years of slavery The Eggiafor star, another true tespiary, feels like he’s calling.
As for McAdams, most of the series she deals with the unfortunate red paint, during which she also gives a short end of the stick, and Wanda Olsen is positioned as the main woman in the sequel. Between her and Strange there is something like a love story, but it serves as the plot of this film and is lost (along with everything reminiscent of human emotions) in a sea of VFX magic. Elsewhere among the characters from the legacy, the lively Wong gets some time on screen, while Stulberg spends in vain, making up a sporadic appearance.
Meanwhile, Gomez betrays a couple of decent peers, but America Chavez just didn’t cut it for me as a character. This movie was a must began with the introduction of her character, given how important America is to this film, and, I imagine, the future of MCU. Black Panther was a great cropping device that put you in their characters. This movie starts with America and Dr. Strange in the middle of the action, and it’s a bad decision because not everything has to start with a cod.
As for the episodes you’ve probably heard about when you click on this review, I actually came to life during a series of Illuminati in the film. I won’t be releasing spoilers in this space, but suffice it to say that Marvel is paying attention to Twitter, and the MCU fan service has officially spiraled out of control.
One of the episodes that I don’t mind discussing, as it was definitely expected by Raimi’s fans, is the director’s The Evil Dead the hero Bruce Campbell. While it’s always nice to see Campbell on the big screen, the character of his cameo is a good example of how the tone of this film is ubiquitous. No matter what genre Multiworld of Madness Whether it’s horror, comedy or action, it’s all – and I can’t believe I’m saying this, given, admittedly, the impressive visual effects – incredibly common. How many times can a camera zoom in and out of someone’s eyeball? I don’t know if there are more eyes in this movie or not All everywhere and at oncewhich, I should add, made the whole multiverse about 100 times better and for a fraction of the cost.
Honestly, this may be the beginning of the end for the MCU, or maybe it was the Eternals. Of course, every few years I like the movie Iron Man or The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy or Black Panther or Spider-Man: No way home will come, but this stuff gets stale. And I think Kevin Faigy also knows. How long will he continue to do this? I mean, we’re really excited for the fourth Thor film and a Black Panther a sequel without a real Black Panther? I think one day Faigy will get it Blade, Fantastic fourand X-Men from the earth, he will descend to the sunset. Maybe about 20 years.
You may be asking yourself, why him? After all, Marvel has not been criticized given its unprecedented box office success. He has the best job in Hollywood. But I suspect that Feigi is preparing for a new challenge, because this film is another link in an endless chain. Some links are stronger than others and nearby Thor: The dark world, this is the weakest link. I wish it was “goodbye”, but unfortunately “Dr. Strange will be back”. A promise or a threat is in Agamot’s eye. I just wanted Faigy to hire someone to make a Marvel movie who hadn’t read any Marvel comics in growing up, and was just focused on making a good movie first and a good movie with comics, not the other way around. Because the magic of these movies is running out, and a future stream of shows from Marvel Disney + will only exacerbate the problem.
Naturally, stay on two bonus scenes, one of which is in the middle of the titles and you can see that the main star joins the MCU, and the other – a call back to something earlier in the movie. It’s an awesome button to complete, but again, that’s what you signed up for.
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