This is a hard movie to write a spoiler free review about – but essentially the advice is this – you need to see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and you should really try to see it in the cinemas if possible. Even if you aren’t a Marvel Fan. Trust me, it’s worth it.

So, I am not a Marvel Fan. I am not anti-Marvel, I have just never really watched many of the films… I happen to work with a bunch of intense Marvel Fans, so when I had the chance to review this film I jumped at the chance to see what all the fuss was about.

So while I have my reactions, my first impressions etc – it is hard for me to review as I don’t know the backstories, I don’t know what is obvious and what is a major plot point/reveal. So this review is going to really stick to the basics as I don’t want to spoil anyone else’s fun.

So – what’s it about?

In Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

Who is in the film?

It stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. There were also a number of surprise cameos, which had the audience applauding and exclaiming.

What should I watch beforehand to understand the movie?

The advice I was given was to watch the first Doctor Strange movie, and the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home movie. Instead, I didn’t get around to seeing either of those films, but had watched the full series of WandaVision, and I think that really helped me understand much of the story.

How did it make you feel?

This movie hit me right in the feels. I wasn’t quite crying, but OMG, it does take you on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.



Rating: (M)

Run Time: 126 minutes

Consumer Advice: Fantasy themes and action violence

Release date:  Thursday May 5, 2022

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