‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ Review

‘The film is nothing short of a 2 hour 6 minute thrill ride’

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‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ is in theaters tomorrow, May 6.

Opinion by Ezekiel Baum ’26 (Illustration by Spectrum / Photo by Lacey Wood Photography)

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ marks Sam Raimi’s return to filmmaking after nearly a decade. Throughout the 2 hour 6 minute runtime, viewers are treated to a fast adventure through the multiverse.

Although this movie is part of the larger MCU, it veers away from the formulaic approach to past films, and gives the director more freedom like in ‘Eternals’ (2021). Truly, this is pure Sam Raimi.

Released 15 years to the week after Spider-Man 3, Raimi clearly knows his way around the genre. As the second installment in the Doctor Strange series, this is a continuation of this multiverse saga that began with WandaVision, and was continued by Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie follows Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as his world is flipped upside down when he meets America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) who’s on the run from a magical demon. After jumping through universes, we visit the Illuminati, and adventure unfolds. Although Doctor Strange is the main character, Elizabeth Olsen truly shines as Wanda Maximoff. Her performance is truly captivating as you can feel all of the emotional buildup over the last 18 months of her journey. Xochitl Gomez is also a scene stealer, bringing charisma and charm to her lines in what could be interpreted as a very dark script.

Overall, the film is nothing short of being a 2 hour 6 minute thrill ride, and Sam Raimi hasn’t missed a day. ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ is in theaters tomorrow, May 6.