Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is yet another addition in the slow decline of the Marvel franchise. It’s been a while since the lords and masters at the Walt Disney company have produced anything worthwhile with Marvel (Spiderman No Way Home doesn’t count since it was produced by Sony). This movie was just lackluster in so many ways.
For starters, it was confusing and hard to follow. I felt as if they were just throwing out as many weird things as they could without any rhyme or reason or explanation. Half the time, I didn’t know what the heck was going on, and I felt the writers and director didn’t feel it was worth their while to provide a proper explanation.
Another thing that annoys me about recent Marvel ventures is that they use a popular character (Dr. Strange) and put them next to an unknown character (American Chavez) in order to get them over with the fans. It doesn’t work. American Chavez was a poor character who I couldn’t possibly care less about. This movie could have used more Wong and less American Chavez.
Finally, when I first realized that Scarlett Witch was the villain in this movie, I knew exactly how it was going to end. Spoiler alert: it was the same exact way that Wandavision ended. It was both completely predictable and utterly unsatisfying. I just feel that the Marvel universe under the reigns of the evil overlords at Disney is saturated and has run its course. They no longer seem capable of making good movies and shows. I should just pull the plug on watching these movies, but I am sure I will keep coming back for more.