Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ★★★★

"America doesn't have long."

This is garish and inauthentic with a lot of bad weatherman shots and some of the most annoying and pointless MCU mythology I can imagine, but it also succeeds in delivering actually imaginative superhorror sorcery, including an incredibly inspired death gag for a certain laconic Marvel superhero that's like something Kim Newman might have come up with. Years (maybe decades) from now when the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" has finally succumbed to whatever test of time awaits it, Sam Raimi fans will be amazed he was able to produce such an entertaining expression of his own sensibility within such a restrictive and creatively stagnant marketing gimmick. Darkman 2 NOW.

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