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“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is super dark, very grim, and super rushed, but entertaining!

SPOILERS!!!!! Do not read if you do not wanna be spoiled.

The film was a good time but it felt very rushed, and at times felt sloppy. Some of the scenes actually feel silly, like Wanda running and chasing some of the Illuminati.

YES, Wanda is the villain in this! She’s officially lost it and goes on a killing spree!

Yes, Patrick Stewart’s Xavier is in this, probably closing off his run as the character, as she snaps his neck and kills him.

There are some interesting cameos, like Anson Mount reprising his role of Black Bolt from the 2017 critically and commercially panned failed series “Inhumans”, and John Krasinski introduced as Mr Fantastic. Wanda takes care of them too.

Every battle between Doctor Strange and Wanda is the same, with her pretty much annihilating him every time, and her trying to get America Chavez so she can kill her and take her powers. If you’re a fan of Strange, you may be disappointed with this long awaited sequel because it feels more like a Scarlett Witch movie than a Doctor Strange movie at times.

It’s a fun movie with a lot of color and action, so it may be some peoples tea, but overall not as well written or directed as some of the other Marvel films.

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by Anonymousreply 20June 23, 2022 12:16 AM

The horror elements to this one are a lot of fun, otherwise it’s not that great. The killing of the Illuminati could have been done much better and happened too fast.

by Anonymousreply 1May 6, 2022 11:06 PM

Anyone else see it?

by Anonymousreply 2May 7, 2022 4:48 PM

NO!!! And we didn't appreciate the spoilers!

by Anonymousreply 3May 7, 2022 5:37 PM

I wouldn’t show it to little kids, but this was more on the wavelength of Wandavision and Loki than a Sam Raimi horror. The Suicide Squad was an order of magnitude more scary and disturbing than this.

by Anonymousreply 4May 7, 2022 9:04 PM

I had to block about 10 keywords and phrases on Twitter because the Twitter gays will NOT stop gushing over Wanda and this movie.

I'm also annoyed because I wanted a Doctor Strange movie, not a Scarlet Witch movie. Frankly if she's this godlike with her powers, she needs to be euthanized as I think they discuss doing in the comics.

Did the Darkhold make an appearance?

by Anonymousreply 5May 8, 2022 1:06 PM

OP, it is unbelievably assholish and selfish of you to have posted spoilers for a movie just being released today on the front page of Datalounge. You should have posted them inside and you are an absolutely fucking cunt for not doing so.

I hope you have the shittiest month ahead of you imaginable. You are a selfish nasty cunt.

by Anonymousreply 6May 8, 2022 1:16 PM

r5 yes actually a large plot point as well as the book of vishanti.

by Anonymousreply 7May 8, 2022 1:24 PM

As bloated messes go, I enjoyed it.

I share OP's reaction.

Elizabeth Olson plays Scarlet Witch crossed with Stephen King's Carrie with a dollop of The Exorcist's Reagan.

It even throws in the horror movie trope of the "good" characters escaping from Scarlet Witch, who is gaining on them, and yet, they stop to have conversation with each other (two, iirc).

You know, it's that so-stupid-of-them moment that causes you to root for the monster?

by Anonymousreply 8May 8, 2022 5:38 PM

R8 wanna know what was very stupid? The smartest man ever, Mr Fantastic telling Wanda what Black Atom’s power is, leading to him dying seconds later.

by Anonymousreply 9May 8, 2022 7:50 PM

Saw it this weekend and still not sure what I thought about it. A very mixed experience. So much stupid in the script, and I didn't really need a story about how women go crazy if they get power or just want kids. I console myself that Wanda surely isn't really dead and this is just the middle of her story.

On the plus side Raimi and Olsen pulled out all the stops to keep us entertained. Loved all the visual flair and Raimi-isms, from the Evil Dead shout-outs to the clever transitions to the musical battle. Olsen was terrific and Scarlet Witch is now one of the MCU's best villains. If they had to make her bad I'm glad they really went for it.

Oh, and I thought those child actors were good enough in WandaVision. What happened? They were pretty bad in this.

by Anonymousreply 10May 10, 2022 12:54 AM
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by Anonymousreply 11May 10, 2022 7:01 PM

It mixes and borrows a lot from the Scarlett Witch's story. She was possessed by the Darkhold. Then she willed her children to life with the VIsion then he was kidnapped by the government (after taking over the world's computers) and torn apart. She went full on evil after that and Magneto came and took her as his own. So basically she took the darkhold to look for a multiverse where she had her kids, kill that verison of her and take over that life....so many better Doctor Strange stories that could have been told.

by Anonymousreply 12May 13, 2022 2:44 AM

Just saw it the other day. Would give it five and a half out of ten. Bizarre more than anything.

And all the fuss about the same sex characters in the movie??!! The two Moms (lesbians) of the young heroine were in the film for about 15 seconds. That's progress??????!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 13May 13, 2022 2:59 AM

The movie sounds like utter trash.

by Anonymousreply 14May 13, 2022 4:14 AM

If you loved Wanda's character progression over the arc of WandaVision, you'll hate what they did to her here.

by Anonymousreply 15May 16, 2022 1:58 PM

[quote]Elizabeth Olson plays Scarlet Witch crossed with Stephen King's Carrie with a dollop of The Exorcist's Reagan

Perfect description. I finally saw it and was blessedly spoiler-free until I saw it. It was painful to watch her descent, but Olsen is probably the best actor in the MCU and made it fully believable that she’d go that far. It really hurt seeing her go though all that after what she went thorough in Wanda:Vision. I hope she gets some redemption (and isn’t dead). At least so they can bring back Kathryn Hahn.

by Anonymousreply 16May 28, 2022 8:01 AM

From the red hair, to the previous outfits, it’s obvious that Elizabeth’s Wanda is their version of Jean Grey/Phoenix. This is not the Wanda I recognize from the comics :(

by Anonymousreply 17May 28, 2022 8:04 AM

We already have a thread on this comic book crap.

by Anonymousreply 18May 28, 2022 8:17 AM

Sorry, don't read the comic, and I'm a bit confused. Doctor Strange created the Multiverse and in the Loki show's first season finale the multiverses, merge or connect (like an Incursion?)? And is Charlize Theron's character in the end credits from the same bureau as Owen Wilson's Mobius from Loki?

And how does the Watcher, from What If, fit into all of this if Doctor Strange created the Multiverse?

by Anonymousreply 19June 22, 2022 11:23 PM

r19

Dr. Strange did NOT create the multiverse

by Anonymousreply 20June 23, 2022 12:16 AM
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