Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (and more!

Last Saturday, I watched the new Marvel Movie: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I’ve also been made aware of the acronym “M.O.M.” that can be used to shorten the unfortunately long title. I find that very amusing.

So I suppose I should be writing my review of this movie. If you haven’t seen it yet and are planning to, I’d suggest being careful while reading this column if you don’t want to see spoilers. The problem with writing a review of this movie means that I have to remember all the details from said movie, which is a struggle. I think I’ve acquired too much information at this point in my life that I simply cannot remember many new things. I can tell you that Doctor Strange is in the movie (which is a given) but more exact details I can’t really say.

I think overall I’d give Multiverse of Madness an 8/10. I have to drop a point because when I was watching, my sister accidentally spilled popcorn on me and it ruined the immersive experience. I’ll also drop another point because at the end, like in many other movies, it seems like the writers hastily slapped a cliffhanger on the end so it could be set up perfectly for a sequel. I like how it implies that the story will continue, but it almost feels lazy.

Let me just say that despite its quirks, I still loved Multiverse of Madness so much. I like how Wanda was the antagonist of the movie (and sorry to all you Wanda fans out there); it’s better than completely redeeming her after WandaVision. I mean, she had the Darkhold! And as someone who’s seen the majority of Marvel: Agents of Shield, you can’t just read the Darkhold and walk away without causing mass destruction. She had it coming.

I think that Marvel has been absolutely on a roll with their new content. I just got around to watching Moon Knight, which I would say is a quite confusing show. But to be completely frank, when are Marvel shows not utterly confusing? I’m still not over Loki! I love Moon Knight so much because it is strangely very relatable. Seeing Steven Grant being chased by multiple bad guys in a cupcake truck with no recollection of how he got there is a very “haha, me” moment. He’s trying his best! And props to the writers for always putting great songs in the show. I continue to listen to “A Man Without Love” religiously.

So reader, if you ever find yourself without a TV show to watch, I would forcefully suggest Marvel shows. Don’t worry if you don’t understand the shows. You don’t have to be a complete Marvel buff to watch them! I would consider myself a fan but I can barely follow the shows at some points, so that’s normal. All you would need is a subscription to Disney+ or be a very dedicated pirate (in the digital sense). Just kidding, don’t pick the second option.