This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Eli T.’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
“Face your fears, Doctor Strange.”
Fantastic for the offices of Marvel to really stretch and deliver a mind-bending horror thriller of proportions that almost leaves you in a quiet place.
I know it’s cheesy, took me awhile to figure out the wording :)
What a ride!
Required viewings of WandaVision & What If… would definitely come in handy.
Sam Raimi returns to Marvel with probably one of the biggest comic book sequels since the Avengers: Endgame (not that No Way Home wasn’t huge, this is just a different vibe cuz of Raimi’s return). You can tell that this is a Sam Raimi movie, both visually, as well as the blood & goriness.
The decision to make Wanda the villain was an interesting choice, even from the trailers I had an inclination, but never really quite sure. I also find it interesting that they’ve never really addressed her as Scarlet Witch til now.
The one thing I actually found funny (and sad) was that they (Marvel) have now killed Professor X three times! Once in X-Men: The Last Stand, then in Logan, and now here, it’s just insane to me.
Comparing it to Everything Everywhere All at Once, both introduce the idea of a multiverse in their own unique ways, but to say one did it better than the other is a tad far fetched. However, because Marvel had already cracked open that nut with No Way Home, gotta give credit where credit is due 👏
All in all, though the runtime was short and things could’ve been cleared up early on, I had a good time with it.
Plus, as a side note, I hoped Tom Cruise as an Iron Man variant would be here, and sadly, he wasn’t :(
THEATER! IMAX!! DO IT!!!
*My Sam Raimi Rankings: boxd.it/gRsrU