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Awards Radar Community: Share Your ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Thoughts!

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(L-R): Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez in Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Enter the multiverse! Yes, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in theaters, poised to be a hit at the box office. Additionally, it’s the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means it’s an event unto itself. So, as you might imagine, it makes for a very obvious Awards Radar Community Question post this weekend. What did you think of this Doctor Strange sequel? Yesterday, I ranked the MCU (here) in light of the newest release, but today…it’s time for you to chime in. Whether you loved it or hated it, we’re eager to find out, so don’t be shy with your Marvel thoughts.

In my review earlier in the week, I had this to say about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is not exactly the spot you visit for a wide ranging exploration of genres. So, back when a sequel to Doctor Strange was announced, filmmaker Scott Derrickson suggestion that he was doing a horror film caught much attention. Of course, Derrickson’s eventual departure seemed to indicate that we weren’t actually getting much of a fright flick, if at all. However, the hiring of Sam Raimi gave us all some hope. Now, we actually have just that with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a periodically scary MCU installment, one with a surprising amount of gore, given the PG-13 rating. While still containing action and the requisite surprises from this current phase Marvel is in, the fact that Raimi is allowed to show off his genre roots is part of what makes this one work so well.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is probably as close as Marvel will ever get to making a horror movie, courtesy of Raimi. There’s a few jump scares, some disturbing imagery, and even a bit of gnarly gore. Essentially, it’s starter horror, filtered through the MCU and this particular world of sorcery. Not everything works, but there’s a relentless feel that Raimi and company keep you invested with. Plus, the film actually does a really good job of leaving you wanting more.

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Now, we want to know what you think! Did you love the Doctor Strange sequel? Was it a let down in some way? However you fall on the Sam Raimi work, we’re very interested to find out. So, don’t hold back and bring on those takes, hot, cold, or in between…

What did you think of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Let us know in the comments!

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4 months ago

I loved the movie, but I honestly think I let the rumor mill get to me. I had really high expectations about potential cameos, and while I was pleasantly surprised by the ones we got I had others in my head.

I’m going to have to watch it again with my focus on the story and not the potential fan service

Paloma Bennett
4 months ago

I enjoyed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness overall though it’s far from my favorite MCU property. I loved all the cameos & the connections to two MCU television shows. I am not really a big Doctor Strange fan but was entertained.

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