Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse Of Madness

Director Sam Raimi has been at serious work with “Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness” and it’s no wonder the highly accomplished director has decided to take refuge from the Marvel Studios Production.
Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness is centered around two major characters -“Stephen Strange” played by (Benedict Cumberbatch) and “Wanda Maximoff” by (Elizabeth Olsen) but also dives into the multiverse with each its own identity and unique trait. 
We as the audience are not given any chance to take a breath; as soon as the film starts we are already in one of these multiverses with a different “Stephen Strange” and a mysterious young girl who has the power to jump between parallel universes without causing an imbalance between her original universe and that she has jumped to, which would normally cause an incursion if one would tamper with another parallel universe that is not their own.
Her name is “America Chavez” played by (Xochitl Gomez) and her power to transverse parallel universes can be viewed as a double-edged sword, in the wrong hands can cause the complete collapse of the entire world as we know it or help set things back into proper perspective.
What I found interesting in this film is that in every universe Stephen Strange has found himself in, he is viewed as the most dangerous person in that universe, so I wonder what Marvel has in store for us with him in the future.
However, Stephen Strange finds this a difficult pill to swallow as in the pursuit to save the universe he is always willing to sacrifice someone for the pursuit of peace.
Wanda Maximoff on the other hand, after becoming the “Scarlet Witch” at the end of her series “WandaVision” yearns for the children she and vision had in her illusion.
In all essence, Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness is a movie about sacrifice and finding joy, both Stephen and Wanda believe that joy comes at the cost of others but that isn’t truly correct, we come to understand this at the end of the film. 
One highlight moment for me is when it’s mentioned in Universe 838, Stephen Strange created the “Illuminati” to address matters that involve other parallel universes but is eventually killed by the same people he trusted.
Those people are “Captain Carter” that looks similar to Captain Carter from the “What IF…” marvel animated series, “Captain Marvel”, “Charles Xavier”, “Baron Mordo”, ” Reed Richards”, and “Black Bolt”.
It would be incredibly insane for anyone to have to take on any of these prominent individuals let alone all 5 but Wanda didn’t get that memo and for good reason. 
She makes quick work of them which is gruesome to see as these are the heroes of Universe 838; now who’s going to protect the Universe in the case of another Thanos appears, certainly not “Christine Palmer”- Too soon, too soon lol…
The pacing was somewhat a tad slow in all honesty but the lore and interactions between parallel universes is what brings this film to life, the mention that dreams are described as looking into the life of your parallel self is simple to understand yet beautiful.
The post-credit scene was intriguing to see, can’t wait to find out more about the third eye and the woman that appeared before Stephen, looks like things are about to get even crazier.
Thanks for reading…
Director - Sam Raimi

“It’s a really complex movie.”

Dr Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse. This will forever change the universe as he knows it.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Elizabeth Olsen
Benedict Wong
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Patrick Stewart
Xochitl Gomez

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