Beloved characters return to theaters

Movie Review – Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness


DNA India

Cumberbatch returns to the big screen for an outstanding sequel to the 2016 film.

Aldo Suarez, Classes Editor

Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness truly broke the barriers of the multiverse following the massive success of the first movie back in 2016. If you enjoy action, horror, laughter, and more, than you will 100% enjoy this movie.

Doctor Strange burst onto the big screen six years ago, a reimagining of the 1978 superhero movie, when we were introduced to the concept of blending magic and time. The most recent movie goes even farther beyond the limits of the creativity of the 2016 version.

The movie is fast-paced and it felt rushed, but I found it to be amazing. I truly enjoyed everything about it: the cinematography, the music, the characters…

The director of the movie originally was Scott Derickson but the project was later passed on to Sam Rami. If you are familiar with Rami’s other works, such as the 1990’s Darkman and The Evil Dead, than you are in for a treat with this movie.

Despite its fast paced movement, the movie will keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for more. Rami truly left his mark with the horror aspects he includes throughout the film. Along with the return of Rami came the grand return of Danny Elfman, the composer for the film. If you have heard the movie scores for Spider Man 2 in 2004, or Justice League in 2017, you’ll recognize Elfman’s distinct style.

Elfman’s soundtrack and Rami’s directorial contributions to the film are what made it an all-time great production and something that millions of people enjoyed around the world. The cast from the 2016 film, including star Benedict Cumberbatch, make a return for the 2022 sequel, but there are also people that you would have never expected to see on the big screen.

The horror elements were a huge part of the movie. There are jump scares, along with gruesome, bloody scenes. This movie is considered the most ambitious movie Marvel has ever made, and their first horror film. We meet new people and see our favorite characters develop over the course of the film and, as Rami said, the multiverse “gives characters a unique opportunity to meet themselves, to recognize qualities they may have been blind to.”

This has become of my all-time favorite movies and I couldn’t be more excited to see Sam Rami back directing. If you are looking for a movie that is attention-grabbing, will keep you on the edge of your seat, and features horror, laughter, and so much more, I recommend you go see Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.