My wife and I saw the movie on Sunday. The first Doctor Strange movie was actually one of my least favorite films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the Multiverse of Madness was definitely teasing more of the fun that we had with Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The film starts out with American Chavez running away from demon-like monsters. She’s saved by Doctor Strange but she tries to run away from him as she’s from another universe, and it wasn’t long ago that a Doctor Strange from another universe tried to kill her.
Knowing that she holds the key to the stability of the Multiverse, Doctor Strange tries to get her to understand and work with him to get her to safety. It becomes clear that these monsters are the result of witchcraft, and Stephen Strange knows one person who has dabbled with it.
And it turns out that it’s the Scarlet Witch behind it all. Formerly an Avenger, she decides to do anything to get her children back. Not to spoil much, but while I enjoyed Elizabeth Olsen playing much more of a wicked character, it did seem a little out of character for Wanda Maximoff to easily agree to murder others. She was also ungodly powerful.
It was interesting to see the variants of Doctor Strange, most of them either a flawed good or downright evil. I think the most interesting one of all was the Universe 838 Doctor Strange.
I also enjoyed the plot line of Doctor Strange’s relationship with Christine Palmer across the Multiverse. That one quote was definitely very romantic.
I was definitely pleased with the movie but Spider-Man: Far From Home was definitely a much better film. There weren’t as many cameos as I expected, and I was quite disappointed that THE GROUP we see in Universe 838 are rather disappointing.