The first Doctor Strange movie was fun yet had its fair share of setbacks, from Marvel’s overzealousness with its sense of humor to not delving far enough into the extent of the Sorcerer Supreme’s powers. Thankfully, Sam Raimi resolves all that and more in his return to the superhero genre with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Raimi’s vision allows for elements of the horror genre to meld wonderfully in the Marvel formula through crafting frightening spectacle with well-designed…
It juggles a lot thematically from concepts pertaining to interfering with human evolution to the future of artistry but Cronenberg gives viewers time to ruminate over them along with Saul and Caprice through a slow pace, dreary dystopian art direction, stomach churning makeup and special effects and a phenomenal lead performance from Viggo Mortensen. This critic looks forward to digesting more about the ideas at play in this wholly original sci-fi horror film in future viewings!