First Reactions For ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Arrive as Critics Praise Sam Raimi’s MCU Debut
With the film, just a few days away, and the world premiere officially behind us, the first reactions to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are here!
There are few Marvel films that share the level of anticipation that has met Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as the highly anticipated sequel will take audiences into the vastness of alternate realities to uncover the true horror of what lies beyond the unknown.
The film is set to be one of the MCU’s most creative and ambitious entries, with the acclaimed horror director Sam Raimi set to put his distinctive mark on the Cinematic Universe as we understand it; and there are quite a few critics who can’t say enough about how much that very stamp shines through.
ComicBook.com critic Jenna Anderson praised the film’s desire to allow the themes of alternate realities to find their footing, in a film that truly embraces what it sets out to achieve.
Anderson states the film, “is the first to let the idea of the multiverse truly flourish. After years of the franchise incrementally testing the idea of the onscreen Avengers crossing over with other universes, Multiverse of Madness ambitiously kicks the door wide open…”
That signature touch was embraced by Empire Magazines Dan Jolin, who praised the Sam Raimi touch on the film, and how it truly lives up to its billing.
Jolin stated, “The MCU faithful will cheer its numerous call-backs; Raimi-heds will grove on its Raiminess’ and we suspect even those bewildered, unprimed viewers will at least appreciate the way it 100 percent lives up to its title.”
The early reactions for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continued singing the praises for what Raimi was able to accomplish in the film, as ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer also spoke highly of the director’s accomplishments in his latest MCU film.
Singer noted the film is, “a Sam Raimi movie through and through,” stating, “it feels like the work of a gifted director, a guy who knows how to tell a story through camera placement and movement, music, and point-of-view-editing.”
Finally, it was IGN’s Amelia Emberiwng who continued the praises for Raimi, by stating the film- undeniably imperfect- affirms the freedom Marvel gifts to its collaborating visionaries.
Emberwing states the movie is, “the final nail in the coffin of the idea that directors aren’t allowed to put their distinct stylistic stamp on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
She continued, “Filmmakers like James Gunn, Taika Waititi, and Chloe Zhao all offered their respective MCU movies their quintessential style, of course, but there’s something about this newest chapter that feels like it’s screaming that these films are becoming the rule, not the exception.”
The early reactions to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness have us more than excited to see just what awaits in this iconic next entry into the pantheon of the MCU.