“Doctor Strange” Sequel Fails to Meet Expectations


Liam McDonough

NESPA Winner: Review, 2023

The Searchlight, Walpole High School, Walpole, MA

Five months after the release of “Spiderman: No Way Home,” fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) were anticipating the release of another franchise film, and the expectation was that it would be a groundbreaking production, along with some unprecedented visual effects. What MCU fans got in return was nothing short of a disappointment.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was released in theaters Friday, May 6, and it certainly attracted a large audience. But unlike the average Marvel film, it was a complete and utter disaster. The film takes place almost immediately after the events that transpired in “Spiderman: No Way Home,” but it still lacks a connection to the films prior to it. Even when there are references that are made during the movie, they require the most avid Marvel fan to understand them.


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