Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, premiered in Hollywood on Tuesday, lifting the social media embargo. Several critics took to Twitter to express their initial impressions of Marvel’s first movie of 2022.
The picture follows on from last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and stars Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. Following the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as the last two Spider-Men, fans are excited to see what Doctor Strange has in store for them in the Multiverse of Madness. It’s long been speculated that the film will have multiple versions of renowned Marvel characters, all performed by notable Hollywood actors. While critics appreciated the film’s mind-bending premise, they did not reveal if Tom Cruise appeared as Iron Man.
It’s a full-on spectacle in the #MultiverseOfMadness, says AJ of The Movie Podcast. Sam Raimi creates a visual experience unlike any other. Elizabeth Olsen provides a terrific performance that truly horrifies #ScarletWitch.”
Dr. Strange in the #MultiverseOfMadness is a FEVER DREAM that only Sam Raimi could tell. Astonishing and mesmerising are words that describe Cumberbatch and Olsen’s performances. Fan favourite Xochitl Gomez.
I wasn’t a fan of #DoctorStrange in the #MultiverseOfMadness, but one thing’s for sure: it’s a stylistic buffet. It started out mildly, but got weirder as it continued. A few laughs, nice cinematography, and a nice score.”
“#MultiverseOfMadness definitely gives the Sam Raimi horror vibes, and I enjoyed that about it,” said Fandango’s Erik Davis. Elfman’s score is appropriate for the film’s eerie, enigmatic tone, and Elizabeth Olsen is the film’s MVP.”
It was a blast for critic Joshua Ryan. “Just seen #MultiverseOfMadness and it’s a Sam Raimi flick. It has some of the MCU’s most horrific and violent moments. Darker undertones are mixed with light humour and frightening bits. “It’s a BLAST.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to Marvel Studios’ 2016 feature Doctor Strange, is set to hit theatres on May 6. Seth Rogen directs and Benedict plays the title role. The sequel follows Doctor Strange as he works to limit the fallout from his multiverse-fracturing spell in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which allowed villains from other universes to invade the MCU reality.