Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is rated PG-13. Contains minor spoilers.
The second Doctor Strange movie lives up to its title. It is a rollercoaster of action that never stops and can confuse you at some parts. It takes a darker, more horror-type turn and makes itself different from other Marvel movies. The visual effects are stunning, and the plot is intriguing. For the most part, this is an excellent addition to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
The plot: Doctor Strange must help dimension-hopping America Chavez run from a powerful enemy that wants her powers to travel the Multiverse. The villain is powerful and from the start, the protagonists are in an uphill battle. They must protect Chavez and stop the villain to ensure the safety of the multiverse. To do this, the protagonists seek the aid of Doctor Stranges from other universes. But, not all Doctor Stranges are as they seem, and the villain is more powerful than expected.
Throughout this movie, you see so many variations of who Doctor Strange could be, and it was fascinating to watch how one moment in history could change someone forever. Even the Strange from ‘our’ world changed in this movie along with the other protagonists, which gave the movie even more of an impact on the MCU. It’s the movie that seems to serve as a bridge from the past Marvel movies to the ones yet to come, and I think this is the perfect movie to do it.
But it wasn’t a perfect movie. The plot seemed rushed, like they were trying to cram everything into as small of a movie as possible. I also had a problem with Strange himself. They tried making him relatable and friendly, but it didn’t work. He’s still the somewhat insensitive person from the Avengers Infinity Saga. Nonetheless, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a good movie to watch for fun, and definitely will serve as a bridge into the next phase of Marvel.