Director; Sam Raimi. Starring; Benedict Cumberbatch, Rose McGowan, Elisabeth Olsen. Rated PG-13. Color. 126 Minutes.
Ok, there is no point in breaking down this film plot wise. The new “Dr. Strange” is absolutely all over the place. It is like the movie has Tourette’s syndrome. I would simply like to recount three sequences that ACTUALLY take place in this monstrosity of a Marvel movie. Spoiler alert I guess.
Number one. Do you know who the Illuminati are? Well, apparently in this movie it includes John Krasinki as being introduced as the next Captain Fantastic of the Fantastic 4 family. But even better, Patrick Stewart shows up as Professor X, the head of the Illuminati. When were these characters ever in any form of the Illuminati?
Number two. Have you ever witnessed a fight scene in which ones weapon of choice are musical notes? No joking. Doctor Strange “A” and Doctor Strange “B” get into a brawl where they exchange musical notes flying off competing musical score sheets with the final blow struck by a single note from a harp. I just wonder was the dagger of say Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony that won the day? Perhaps it was Mozart.
Finally, number three. How does a superhero win a battle? Welp, apparently in Doctor Strange’s situation, you send to some snow-riddled mountain in another “Multiverse” your resurrected zombie-self to defeat the woman who you recruited in the first place. After all, if you’re living self cannot get the job done, why not bring a dead one back?
Other than that I will leave you to it. “Multiverse of Madness” is that ridiculous, and it does not stop at those three examples alone. I do not know who believed any of this was a good idea. Kevin Feige and the MCU team went off the rails with this one.
Suck Factor: 7 out of 7 (7 Means Your Movie Really SUCKS!)
The SUCK FACTOR! How it works. We have flipped the script on the ratings system. If you make a classic such as “The Godfather” you receive 0 SUCKS! If you make garbage such as a Michael Bay movie, you get an unperfect 7 out of 7 SUCKS!