the first opinions about Doctor Strange 2 have fallen

The first spectators of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gave their opinion and it looks like the horror will be there.

The character of Stephen Strange, first introduced in 2016 in Doctor Strange, has become one of the MCU’s most iconic and important heroes. Benedict Cumberbatch later portrayed the character in Thor: Ragnarokthe first two avengers and in the recent Spider-Man: No Way Homewhose impressive numbers at the box office give hope for an equally triumphant return of the Doctor to the cinema.

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessStrange will not be alone. Indeed, he will be joined by Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen), Wong (Benedict Wong), but also America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), a new heroine who can travel between dimensions. Critics who had a chance to discover the film before everyone else flooded Twitter with their opinions, so we’ve grouped several tweets together that are representative of the overall opinion.

Cardboard square for Doctor Strange?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Photo Elizabeth OlsenWanda, best element of the movie?

“Sam Raimi fans are not worried. Doctor Strange: Into the Multiverse of Madness plunge headlong into horror – there are jump scares, body horror and a whole host of diabolical murders. The images fit the codes of the MCU, but still have the sensational, deranged, creepy and slightly campy DNA of Sam Raimi. Start the petition to give Elizabeth Olsen her Oscar. † Karl Delossantos – Smashcut Reviews

Doctor Strange is filled with incredibly entertaining sequences, real character-driven storytelling, and trippy, kaleidoscopic imagery. Xochitl Gomez steals the show. Elizabeth Olsen wins. Benedict Cumberbatch is amazing. And it’s also a great starting point for those who want to play horror. The images bear the signature of Sam Raimi.” Courtney Howard – Variety

“Doctor Strange: MARVEL HAS MADE A HORROR MOVIE! It’s bizarre, creepy and frankly, it deserves the subtitle ‘Multiverse of Madness’. If you’re worried this movie doesn’t look like a Sam Raimi movie, don’t worry! I couldn’t imagine an MCU movie that was more of Sam Raimi. My little love heart for genre movies is exploding.” Perri Nemiroff – Collider

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Photo, Benedict CumberbatchA real visual trip

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is spectacular, but this Marvel intermission is uneven. As the summer season kicks in, the sequel deploys rich visuals and an intertwined story, with some fun surprises. It is welcome and daring to see Raimi embrace his gruesome roots.” Simon Thompson – Variety

Doctor Strange is utterly insane and insane. It’s 100% a Sam Raimi movie (which is more than noticeable) and by far the scariest MCU movie yet. Go see it and know as little as possible, your adventure in the multiverse will be all the more fun.” Drew Taylor – The Wrap

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is for me a disappointing chapter of the MCU. Sam Raimi’s love of horror and imaginative camera work are there, but they often clash with Marvel’s formatting style. Lots of writing choices will divide fans.” Matt Neglia – Next Best Picture

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Photo, Benedict CumberbatchDoctor Strange determined to scare young and old

All these opinions tend towards a strong idea: Doctor Strange 2 becomes a horror movie, or rather a superhero movie dotted with horrific sequences. Sam Raimi’s touch seems to have had little effect and as Taika Waititi for Thor: Ragnarok, the director could be the best reason to go see this new MCU movie, which seems very different from the others, if these tweets are to be believed. So the filmmaker could have kept his DNA.

Filled with surprises, which will remain secret until the embargo is lifted, this new single-player (but not too many) adventure from Doctor Strange could be visually rewarding thanks to bold sequences. Nevertheless, multiverse forces, the movie could be quite disjointed and lack a screenplay unit. To know if Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be the best of the MCU movies, See you in French cinemas from May 4th

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