First reactions of Doctor Strange 2 have come in and it seems the movie has been dubbed a horrific experience that will get you more than excited for the future of the MCU. It seems that Sam Raimi has outdone himself in his MCU debut. The few media personnel that got to experience the movie firsthand have posted their opinions on Twitter. They call the movie different but self-contained. It seems Sam Raimi’s horror has shaken his audience. We cannot wait to watch the movie ourselves but first, let us examine twitter’s verdict.
First Reactions of Doctor Strange 2
Doctor Strange & the #MultiverseOfMadness is a great follow-up to the sorcerer's first solo film and should make fans excited for future films. Still, it suffers from the same issue as No Way Home (albeit with a better overall story): weightless cameos over substance at times. pic.twitter.com/SK35TejckD
— Ben Kendrick (@benkendrick) May 3, 2022
Ben Kendrick from RiseAtSeven and ScreenRant called the movie a great follow-up. He also told Twitter that there are a little too many cameos in the film. Well, we are not so sure if that is a bad thing at all. A multiverse movie deserves a bunch of cameos.
Great Horror Aspects
Lots of great horror aspects… it really was a Sam Raimi film. Very different from other Marvel films. I can't say I love it, but very different. #DoctorStrange
— Laura ลอร'า 劳拉 (@lsirikul) May 3, 2022
Sam Raimi once commented that he wanted to make Multiverse of Madness a horror movie. It seems that he has succeeded in doing that. But Laura still seems to be undecided on whether she likes the movie or not.
A Day In The Life Of Doctor Strange
It’s the MCU formula perfected IMO: despite the franchise/multiversal implications and reveals, the film is very much self-contained and focused on its own story and style. pic.twitter.com/OTNhBbGpbI
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) May 3, 2022
Eric Italiano from Brobible called the movie “a day in the life of Doctor Strange”, which sounds very appropriate for a Sam Raimi movie. This just makes us more excited to watch the flick. He also called the movie a self-contained adventure, which is the signature of the MCU.
Horror Is Fun
#DoctorStrange is the most weird, grimy, horrific fun I’ve had at a Marvel movie in ages. Sam Raimi gets to flex his horror muscles, and Elizabeth Olsen is a Medean masterclass on feminine trauma and what we’re willing to do to cope with our own losses. Hell 👏🏻 yes 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Hic3MNgDDp
— Maggie Boccella 📝 (@maggie_rachael) May 3, 2022
Maggie from collider calls the movie the weirdest fun she has had in a while. It seems that for her it was Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch who won the day. Wanda seems to be going through a phase of growth in the movie. Is the implication of her being a villain, completely false?
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS is a wild, cameo-filled ride. Elizabeth Olsen stands out with an incredible performance & Sam Raimi delivers a marvelous visual spectacle infused with personality & a breakneck pace that would have benefited from a stronger structure. pic.twitter.com/Y5zvCJCk4d
— Diego Andaluz (@thediegoandaluz) May 3, 2022
The first reactions of Doctor Strange 2 seem to imply that there are going to be a lot more cameos than we previously thought. It also seems like the movie is a lot faster than one could expect. Maybe Marvel is following the same formula that they did back with Infinity War and Endgame. Multiverse of Madness is very much a Phase finale film.
Scarlet Witch And The Multiverse Of Madness
#DoctorStrange was a fun as ride and loved how they let Sam Raimi do whatever the hell he wanted. Xochitl Gomez is a star and it should have been called The Scarlet Witch and the Multiverse of Madness. Also Marvel needs to up their wig budget. Rachel’s wig wasn’t it.
— Dino Thee Ray Ramos (@DinoRay) May 3, 2022
Sam Raimi got to do whatever he wanted, that’s what fans like to hear. To see the creative vision of such genius come true is truly an honor. It also feels like Scarlet Witch is getting a lot more praise than Doctor Strange himself. What might she have done to be afforded such praise is beyond me and any comments that I make will only amount to speculation.
MARVEL MADE A HORROR MOVIE
#DoctorStrange: MARVEL MADE A HORROR MOVIE! It's weird, scary and earns the title "Multiverse of Madness." If you were at all concerned this movie wouldn't feel Sam Raimi enough, fear not! I can't imagine a more Sam Raimi MCU film. My genre loving heart is bursting right now. pic.twitter.com/9we5vMpXhy
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) May 3, 2022
Sam Raimi achieved his dream of making an MCU horror film. We only wonder what is it that everyone is running from. If it is truly the ‘Scarlet Witch and the Multiverse of Madness’ then who is the true villain of the movie. Is it just another version of Doctor Strange?
Most Epic Superhero Movie Ever
I JUST walked out of the #DoctorStrange world premiere!
Guys…it’s one of the most intensely EPIC superhero films EVER!
— POC Culture (@POCculture) May 3, 2022
I don’t know if I would call a Doctor Strange movie to be the most epic superhero movie ever, but I can certainly get on the hype train. It seems that the world premiere did something to impress the media personnel and critics. Maybe they showed them a great movie, who knows…
Adventure And Trippy Visuals
#DoctorStrange is filled with hugely entertaining sequences, character-driven heft & kaleidoscopic, trippy visuals. Xochitl Gomez is a scene stealer. Elizabeth Olsen owns. Benedict Cumberbatch, superb. Doubles as a good entry point for Beginners Horror. Has Raimi signature. pic.twitter.com/0S6tF9dP9h
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) May 3, 2022
It seems that the CGI department has outdone themselves this time. Multiverse of Madness seems to be a wild ride filled with jaw-dropping visuals and cameos that will make our heads spin. We will be undertaking such a journey the likes of which no one has ever seen before. Is this something that can be achieved anywhere else but the MCU? We do not think so.
Creepiest Marvel Movie
By far the creepiest, gnarliest, zaniest, most haunting & terrifying Marvel movie, #MultiverseOfMadness definitely brings the Sam Raimi horror vibes, and I loved that about it. Danny Elfman’s music is a perfect fit for the film’s odd, mysterious tone & Elizabeth Olsen is MVP, imo pic.twitter.com/R5Ybhnd4rl
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) May 3, 2022
These were the first reactions of Doctor Strange 2. Let us know what you think about them down in the comments and keep watching this space for everything Marvel, Dc, and Hollywood. Excelsior!!!