To say that anticipation is high for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse is an understatement. Since last week, ticket presales have already jumped to $42 million, which is no surprise, since the film’s predecessor was released in 2016. That’s a long time for people to be patient, but the wait is almost over. finished.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse is written by Michael Waldron (Loki, Rick and Morty) with iconic director Sami Raimi taking the reins. The film’s cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rachel McAdams.
As of this writing, the Doctor Strange sequel has a total score of 65 on Metacritic, based on 31 critic reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a much higher 84% based on 58 reviews. These scores are likely to change as other outlets release their shots, but based on reviews already doing the rounds, Raimi has a knack for the Marvel universe.
Below you’ll see a selection of the many Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness reviews that have already been posted, including the one from GameSpot.
Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness
- Directed by: Sam Raimi
- Written by: Michael Waldron
- Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams
- Release date: May 6
Game Point – 80
“Multiverse of Madness excels when Raimi’s voice is the loudest in the room. Multiple sequences harken back nostalgically to stylistic influences in his pre-MCU Spider-Man days, while others dive deep (sometimes even in a way surprising) into true horror”. -Mason Downey- [Full review]
Rolling Stone – 90
“What Raimi has done with his contribution, however, is not build another roller coaster, but a haunted house from hell, fueled by an abundance of eccentric creativity, imagination and finely honed skills. The methods he employs for his madness are what makes this movie stand out, in this or any other universe.” -David Fear- [Full review]
Los Angeles Times – 80
“Raimi’s sheer passion for his material can sometimes overwhelm the coherence of his storytelling, and his old-fashioned sincerity doesn’t always mesh with the easygoing joke-per-minute tone that is the preferred comic idiom of the Marvel company. I mean both as compliments.” -Justin Chang- [Full review]
Uproxx – 75
“Honestly, it’s pretty remarkable what Marvel allowed Raimi to get away with, but all of that doesn’t really kick in until an hour into the movie, and it becomes a much better movie once that happens.” -Mike Ryan- [Full review]
Total movie – 60
“Despite a handful of high points and Raimi flourishes, Strange’s second solo film rarely feels like the best possible result of this confluence of director and character.” -Matt Maytum- [Full review]
Boston Globe – 2.5
“A useful rule of thumb for watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is that if Cumberbatch (or Wong) isn’t in a scene, grab some popcorn… the plot will be nearly impossible to follow. That being the case for everyone.” modes”. -Mark Feeney- [Full review]
“All told, this sequel is very entertaining, if not entirely worthy of the pent-up demand.” -Brian Lowry- [Full review]