MARVEL’s own sorcerer coming back with a sequel of his standalone series and also going forward after the events of Spiderman: No Way Home, Doctor Strange came back with a title as strong as a covalent bond “Multiverse Of Madness”. But did that title hold true?
Overhyped MARVEL film released in the theatres in IMAX 4DX Screens and the pre-booking was off the charts because it was the return of their very own Stephen Strange and what little the fans had seen from What If and Spiderman-No Way Home, it seemed like it was going to be worth their time.
The film was released massively with fully-booked theatres but then, the reviews started coming out. The film did not in any way stand up to the name it was given despite having a cast you would love and the direction of Sam Raimi. The film was weak in the plot, however, it did have a lot of cameos and the post-credit scene was a breath of fresh air as well BUT THE FILM was not at all good cinema.
However, the film being a MARVEL PRODUCTION, it earned over its budget, and its one of the highest-grossing films of the year which is not surprising because the name of the PRODUCTION house and there’s a stigma in MARVEL MOVIES these days that if you do not want to miss anything, maybe you won’t get some reference or a cameo that features in an upcoming sequel and you don’t want to be that guy who wants to be a question mark when the rest of the people are surprised and excited about a cameo that they saw in a film that you did not watch. It’s like a race or a bandwagon these days that you have to be on.
The film has released on Disney+ in multiple languages for Indian audiences and yesterday on iTunes, the real question arises is, will the film get enough viewership? Judging by the die-hard fans, yes it will probably but if you look for all the reviews and CinemaScore which is B+, it’s not worth your time.
So, the ultimate question is to ask yourself, if you’re a MARVEL Fan that can watch anything by MARVEL, then please by all means go for it. If you want good cinema and with all the evidence out there, it is not.