The long-anticipated sequel to the Dr. Strange movie has finally been released and was the first Marvel movie that required the viewer to have done their homework, a tactic that Marvel seems to be using in order to force the viewer to watch its TV shows. Despite this requirement, Marvel utilized their skillful CGI in order to take the viewer on a journey along with Doctor Strange into the Multiverse.
Doctor Strange in the movie, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is trying to adjust back to life after returning from his 5-year hiatus due to Thanos’ snap, when strangely he starts having the same dream every night, and in the dream, he is always trying to save a girl from a monster who is trying to take her. The story truly begins when Doctor Strange finally encounters this girl from his recurring dream and learns the frightening reason that the multiversal monster is after her. Also in the movie is Elizabeth Olsen who plays the important role of Wanda Maximoff.
The movie’s action was well done, and Marvel’s CGI was sharp as usual. However, there were some key differences between this movie when compared to other Marvel movies. Firstly, they took a more dark and violent approach with Doctor Strange 2 which some fans enjoyed but others disliked. Secondly, it was the first movie that made you have to do homework in order to fully understand it. What I mean by this is that the movie was heavily reliant on the events that occurred in WandaVision and if you didn’t watch that or didn’t know what happened you would definitely be confused as to certain things, especially why the villain was in fact the villain. While watching the movie it felt chaotic and this could do with the fact that they were jumping through multiple universes and that new (mostly unimportant) characters were being thrown at the viewer, leaving little time to process everything. Overall, the movie was alright but took a different path than what we’ve seen in Marvel movies in the past.
By Teen Reviewer, Adi