William Barber’s review published on Letterboxd:
The newest entry in the MCU is honestly pretty good in my opinion, and I liked it much more than I thought I would.
There is a lot I liked about this movie, especially when compared to many MCU entries. For starters the whole tone is much darker which I throughly enjoyed, and it was pretty consistent with that tone throughout, as well as more serious character arcs. Sam Rami did a very good job directing this, and his style can be felt. At times it feels like the Spider-Man movies, and there is also some clear horror stuff in here, and his signature use of tone blending. There was also some really great action sequences in here to enjoy, and I thought the majority of the characters were used really well.
My main issue is that the story wasn’t super strong. I liked many of the character arcs, but the story itself felt a little contrived and not always consistent. But other than that I really liked this one, and it’s certainly the better of the two Doctor Strange movies, and it’s easily one of the most interesting films in the MCU.
Watched at Majestic 10