Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ★★★

Probably the most unhinged of these in a decently entertaining way.

The thing Raimi mentioned about the screenwriter only being a day or two ahead of the shooting process, and they’d get new pages and have to shoot them immediately is insane and it shows. How is that how they’re making these 15 years into the process, Hollywood is bizarre. All the dialogue is insufferable, the plotting rickety, every line of exposition like getting hit in the skull with a hammer.

BUT, it’s an excuse for Raimi to basically get off a greatest hits and that’s a lot of fun. Deadite Strange, quick cut comedy horror montages, genuinely brutal violence, Bruce Campbell doing 3 Stooges shtick, it’s all there. Even other comics touches like professor x’s power manifesting in visible mind waves, very nice.

So yeah, hope Sam gets to make his nasty little horror flick after this. Maybe he’ll do the 3rd Dr Strange and it’s like…Dr. Strange Goes To Hell. That’d probably be fun too.

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