The movie “Dr. Strange In the Multiverse of Madness” is another one of those heavy special effects movies that are produced in reverse. Advanced computer generated special effects first – story idea – eventual screenplay – retrofitted to the special effects later. This movie starts out with Dr Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch fighting a huge starfish-like-lizard creature that only has one eye. The special effects are spectacular, amazing, with the hope that, we do not have to provide any reason or story behind the appearance of this one-eyed-starfish-like lizard creature, we just show amazing special effects. This is the problem with this entire movie. No explanation, just onto the next explosion or transporting into the next multiverse – a term also never fully defined.
This time around Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen becomes an enemy of Dr Strange, and most of this movie is about the two of them fighting and trying to kill each other throughout this entire 2 hours. One again, what they were really fighting about? Not necessary to elaborate this either, because its all about the explosions and special effects. The huge success of this movie financially will guarantee that this special effects over quality and story will be part of our movie going future for many years to come. Rachel McAdams has a relatively small part in this movie, as Dr. Strange x-girlfriend.
I agree with the moderate reviews for this film on Rotten Tomatoes – only for the special effects which are at times as good as I have ever seen. For the story here, almost non existent, I give that only 10%, with an overall moderate recommendation only for die hard Marvel movie fans.