"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness": Sam Raimi breaks the limits of Marvel in cinema

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”: Sam Raimi breaks the limits of Marvel in cinema

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” hits theaters in Latin America this Thursday, May 5. (Marvel Studios)

What happens when Stephen Strange has to face the multiverse’s worst threat? Before seeing him solve the disaster caused by Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Coming Homebut his new adventure is positioned very far from these events. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) is the new adventure of the superhero embodied by Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by the filmmaker sam raimithe mind behind the first Spider-Man trilogy and the horror franchise evil Dead.

From the start, the director makes clear his intention not to take sides due to the inherent softness of the Cinematic Universe of wonder. This is how we see the first character die on screen and later a classic combat encounter in the town where Strange and wong (Benoit Wong), the current Sorcerer Supreme, must save a strange teenage girl from the tentacles of a one-eyed monster.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the superhero sequel in which he must face the multiverse’s worst threat. (Marvel Studios)

She is known as America Chávez (Xochitl Gomez) and has the ability to travel across the multiverse, just like in the comics, but her own fear makes her unable to control this power. The Latin heroine is one of the next faces that would make up the formation of the Young Avengers, a team that also includes the participation of Billy and Tommy, the sons of Wanda Maximoff (elizabeth olsen), who we see shine again in this film when he tries to get back the family he was happy with.

In reality, “being happy” is a question that is discussed a lot in this story. Is Doctor Strange a happy person? This is the question that Christine Palmer asks herself (Rachel McAdams). It should be so, not all heroes enjoy the joy of being recognized for saving the world and being alive. However, This same question also sparked the creation of the true antagonist who reveals himself in one of the opening sequences. And although it’s a very well-kept surprise, it was one of the most anticipated decisions within the MCU.

Elizabeth Olsen is enshrined as the Scarlet Witch in the new film directed by Sam Raimi.  (Marvel Studios)

Elizabeth Olsen is enshrined as the Scarlet Witch in the new film directed by Sam Raimi. (Marvel Studios)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stands between this fight between good and evil in a journey that compromises the morals of its protagonists through painful memories, impossible loves and real elements like the dark outfit Is The Book of the Vishanti. In the end, it matters a great deal or little whether we have great power in our hands, but rather the wisdom to use it and not repeat the mistakes of our past (or other universes).

Short-lived cameos and the gestation of terror in Marvel cinema

We know that the classical formula of marvel studios in recent years, it has been in the surprise appearances of characters that we already knew from other films or the introduction of heroes and villains in very unexpected ways: The cameos! sam raimi prepare the perfect atmosphere to introduce a few personalities from other universes, but none of them managed to steal the show at the main battle. There was emotion, yes, it’s true. But very short-lived in order to prove that this cinematic universe could work like the comics.

Xochitl Gomez is one of the big surprises of his debut as América Chávez.  (Marvel Studios)

Xochitl Gomez is one of the big surprises of his debut as América Chávez. (Marvel Studios)

Raimi draws on experience directing in the horror genre to heighten feelings of fear and dread, a practice first used in this superhero tale.. Of course, the violence, blood and terrifying effects accompanied by screams make the perfect mix to send us on a journey through the darkness of the multiverse, where rules can be broken for a very high price.

The remarkable performance of the actress elizabeth olsen is the pillar of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnesshad shown it for more than a year with his main role in the series Wanda Vision. It took nearly a decade – and the farewell of the original Avengers – for the scarlet witch you will receive your own pedestal in the live actionWhile she also had to go through the most traumatic experiences to reach the peak of her power. On another side, Xochitl Gomez makes a flawless debut as America Chávez in what would become the origin story of the second Miss America.

poster of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness".  (Marvel Studios)

Poster for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. (Marvel Studios)

Benedict Cumberbatch never fails when it comes to trying on the coat of strange doctor and, as well as his solo debut and other film appearances crossing, clarified that he is the actor best suited to interpret it in the cinema. Finally, the production hit the mark with the addition of Rachel McAdams with more screen time, as well as the light dialogue exchanges and reprimands of Benoit Wong which leave a respite in a very sinister plot.

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