Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brings comic books to life


Haley Gottlieb

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now showing in theaters worldwide.


On May 6th, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness released in theaters for fans all across the globe to see. The long-awaited, action-packed movie of madness follows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in his journey to save the multiverse. 

The Story

The movie begins with Doctor Strange attending his former love-interest Christine Palmer’s (Rachel McAdams) wedding in New York, but then destruction and screams begin to fill the city streets. Strange and Sorcerer Supreme Wong (Benedict Wong) defeat the “demon” who is hunting America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) for her powers that allow her to travel through the multiverse. Recognizing the runes of witchcraft seen on the octopus, Strange then consults Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen). 

As the story unfolds, Strange is forced to make difficult decisions regarding the fate of the multiverse. Eventually being brought forth to the Illuminati, a secret society consisting of the infamous Professor Charles Xavier and others. 

Pros and Cons

The best part of this movie by far was the Scarlet Witch, the way they showed her power and the way she was portrayed throughout the movie was absolutely phenomenal. Another aspect of this movie that was amazing was the LGBTQ+ visibility, shown through America Chavez. 

The worst part of this movie by far was how unexciting it was. Some of the fight scenes were so extremely cringey that it was hard to tell if they were supposed to be funny or not. Marvel also released many trailers for this movie that revealed too much, leading fans to believe that there would be a bigger twist or a bigger surprise, but sadly it was just not there.


Overall, this movie was extremely disappointing to a long-time Marvel fan. The thrill factor was just not there and during the entire movie I kept thinking to myself “when is this going to get good?” For comic book fans, this movie may be much more exciting, seeing many scenes truly come to life.