Doctor Strange, with the help of Wong, saves a teenage girl named America Chavez from a giant octopus, who, when startled, can open portals to parallel universes. Trying to keep his new friend safe from an evil force that wants her ability, the Doctor embarks on a journey through the multiverse with America.
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Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness is a movie that forgot it was about Doctor Strange and the Multiverse. Not only does it not say anything new about it, but it also forgets everything that has been said before.
The first thing worth saying about this movie is the disgusting plot, built on a problem that has actually already been exhausted before, in the Wanda/Vision series. The motivation of the antagonist (Wanda herself) is so bad that, at times, the “villain is a villain because he’s evil” motivation seems more logical than what is presented here.
The plot is followed by the illogical mush referred to here as the plot, in which in all fights the characters attack exclusively one at a time, while the other characters only have a conditional “power” at the last moment, while the other characters watch silently, without taking any part in all this marvelous action. The characters themselves, for the most part (e.g., the Illuminati) appear here for nothing. Just to show up and show everyone that Marvel now has the rights to the X-Men, without having any effect on the so-called plot.
Doctor Strange himself, as I’ve said before, is more of a functional character in his own film, just having things going on around him, with no development whatsoever.
The so-called universes, which are explicitly referred to in the title of the film, are one… two… three? There is no madness in them at all, all the madness ends with the fact that in one universe people do not go to the green light of a traffic light (which also has a different form), but to the red one. They eat pizza not flat, but in balloons (this is shown in literally two adjacent scenes). At the same time, people in these very so-called universes of “madness” talk in English, which is familiar to everyone. In “Everything Everywhere at Once,” for example, there was much more of both universes and madness. That is why I believe that the word “madness” in the title of this film should be used in its literal meaning: “lack of intelligence.”
With all that said, this film forgets what has been told in the film universe before, whether it be the events of the last Spider-Man, the Loki series, or, the WandaVision I mentioned above.
The sets, the makeup, the graphics-except for a few moments-are all on a satisfactory level, as usual in the Marvel films. By some moments I mean the zombie makeup – this is the level of makeup from the middle of the last century.
Overall, there is no emotion left after watching the movie, neither positive, nor negative. The film is neither good nor outright bad. It is nothing, and plays more like a kind of connecting plate between nothing and nothing. However, perhaps those people who like all the other Marvel films will like this one as well.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (47.4 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby TrueHD with Dolby Atmos 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: DTS 5.1
French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
German: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Italian: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Japanese: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
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