Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review: Benedict Cumberbatch saves the day, yet again

The concept of a multiverse in the superhero universe has opened up doors for multiple storylines and possibilities to thrive in the Marvel galaxy. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is based on this very concept of parallel worlds and universes in Stephen’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life.

Fresh off the insane success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the expectations from Doctor Strange to deliver are huge. 

After all, he’s clearly an antithesis and a rulebreaker in a world full of perfect superheroes. 

His recklessness opened the multiverse portal, giving life to a plethora of future possibilities in the MCU.

In its latest offering, horror king Sam Raimi tries to make the film as dark as possible and give it his signature shade.

The film begins with America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) giving Strange a sneak peek into the ordeals his character goes through in different universes.

There is a good Stephen and a bad Stephen and the shades of white and black often overlap into grey. There is also the love story that we cheer for between Strange and the one that got away - Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams).

But, the only character whose presence makes this multiverse mess somewhat interesting is Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).

The film could have been called Wanda’s Multiverse Madness and it perhaps would make more sense. The issue with Raimi’s effort is that he seems a bit confused about what he wants to achieve with the multiverse.

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