Starring : Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams
Directed by :Sam Raimi
Genre : Horror, Action, Adventure
Duration : 126 minutes
"Every night I dream the same dream, and then the nightmare begins!"
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness explores the story of Doctor Strange when he opens the doorway between universes, Meanwhile, he stumbles upon a kid who can travel through the multiverse. Now Doctor Strange must figure out who the kid is, and what the universe has in store for him. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness has created a new wave of creative brilliance. Director Sam Raimi masters 4 elements which works for the fiction in the most significant way, namely performances, Visuals, Direction-Screenplay and Music.
What works for the film?
Marvel fans can bank on the performance of the cast without a doubt. There is no scene in the marvel universe where you will be pulled out because of acting performances. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has four among many exemplary performances. Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda performs with such conviction that we experience everything she experiences. We journey with her through good and bad, and she doesn't isolate us one bit. Elizabeth Olsen's character is all-powerful in the marvel cinematic universe and Elizabeth Olsen exerts the same power through her performances. She was a delight and a terror to watch.
Benedict Cumberbatch was clearly weaving magic through the screen, his hold over the audience doesn't loosen even for a second. From the moment he appears on screen we are gravitated towards his presence. Benedict has outdone himself with this one. Without giving away any spoiler, it has to be addressed the range the actor possesses. He makes you believe in the impossible with such ease and comfort that we nod along with everything that appears on the screen. He is gleaming in this role.
Benedict Wong was evidently having fun while performing this part and that's visible through his portrayal. It's so important that actors enjoy their performance so they perform to their best ability. Benedict Wong is a masterful artist. He was carrying his character with every fiber of his being, he was a treat to watch.
Xochitl Gomez is so promising on her part. With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, she proves her capabilities as a fine performer as she welcomes this role with open arms. It's not easy to play America Chavez as Xochitl Gomez makes it look. She has successfully cemented her strong presence through the film.
MCU for the most part has always upped its game with beautiful technicalities. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness's creativity and innovation is spectacular. The movie has crafted stunning shots into the play. The creative extremes Cinematographer John Mathieson and Director Sam Raimi have pulled up deserve all the credit. Bob Murawski and Tia Nolan are the unsung heroes of this movie. Their editing was crisp and stellar.
Direction and Screenplay
Sam Raimi's touch is visible in this film, the way he has wielded the horror elements all the while knowing the demographics are commendable. He knows how to create an incredible Horror-action-adventure, in a PG-13 mode. The moments of flair in this one with his distinctive vision make Sam Raimi's direction so wonderful.
Writer Michael Waldron has legitimately brought out the madness into this universe. His writing is not out of touch with Marvel's model. The characters are a blend of wit and emotions. He knows how to make use of dialogues to elevate the scene while sometimes letting only the gestures speak louder. He has performed his duty to perfection.
This music is composed by Danny Elfman who has worked with Sam Raimi before this film. He knows his style and he executes with Raimi's vision in mind. There is a particular scene (no spoilers) where Danny Elfman has employed the "On the Run" track in the most skillful way. The tracklisting in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be in your playlist without a shadow of a doubt.
What doesn't work for film?
The pacing post interval felt a bit rushed at times. Few sequences happened in super quick succession that it was unfathomable to digest the events and be prepared for the next.
It's impossible to not watch this movie, the Marvel cinematic universe is designed not just for fans of superheroes. In fact, marvel likes to incorporate themes that are recountable. Watch this movie, not for a superhero flick, watch it to understand how blindsided we can be when we can't figure out our emotions, rather despite our best effort we are unable to do so. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is vivid and ingenious.