JadonVFilms’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sam Raimi's sequel to Doctor Strange was unique and horrifying yet not so perfect. I enjoyed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I really liked the performances by Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda, especially Olsen for playing such a memorable and iconic villain. I also really enjoyed the new character America Chavez played by Xochitl Gomez. The chemistry between her and Strange was really good. The visuals and the cinematography was quite remarkable and beautiful. The overall look of the film was amazing. One of the main things I find this film very unique, is Sam Raimi's direction. The whole film itself is very different to any MCU film that has ever been made. It's like watching a total different movie but still feels like a superhero movie. Everything gives me vibes of both Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy and especially the Evil Dead movies, which I find this movie very interesting. The editing can be weird at times but it was giving me horror vibes, which I absolutely loved. The action is probably the most bloodiest I've seen from the MCU and parts that actually shocked me. The whole film is like a horror film, which I am very glad they took that route. Just by the look of the film and its strikingly beautiful imagery and its memorable moments, this film is not perfect whatsoever. The dialogue is very cheesy most of the time, which was expected by Raimi. At times, I don't even know how to react. There were so many moments that were really cool but some of them were just absolutely random and messy. Calling this film "In the Multiverse of Madness" is kinda weird because I don't think there were enough Madness shown in this movie. And wtf was that end credits? Charlize Theron in an MCU film totally caught me off guard. She looks like a whole Power Ranger... But anyways, this was pretty good. It didn't quite exceeded my expectations, but it was a good one.