As Melvin left the theater, he called it: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going to be controversial. And, as Daniel confirms, it sure is!
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- Before getting into the specifics, Melvin shares how he felt the movie progressively becomes better and better.
- Daniel details how the contrasting tones will likely divide audiences, despite it being one of our positives.
- Daniel, speaking positively, “The plot and story are deceptively simple.”
- Daniel, “Framing the Scarlet Witch as a movie monster, essentially, is one of the movie’s best ideas.”
- If you’ve heard talk online about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness being too violent or “gorey”. Two questions to think about: Is it true, and would it be wrong if it were?
- Discussing that viral Twitter thread where a bunch of 20-year-olds share their grievances with the violence in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
- Movies are a safe place to feel a wide spectrum of emotions, including emotions that otherwise make an individual feel uncomfortable.
- Melvin, “It’s so good to see a movie that’s fun!”
- There are countless little touches that come from Raimi and Waldron that enhance the overall package, such as America Chavez’s power looking like stars, the music fight, and the myriad levels of clever, horror-nostalgia comedy throughout Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
- Daniel feels that superhero films seem to lack a lot of what the genre can lend itself too: creativity and risk-taking.
- There’s a noticeable difference between a film-director working in the Marvel machine and a TV or indie director working in the Marvel machine.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, frightening images and some language. It features Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Sam Raimi. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently in theaters.
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Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!