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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

I’ve come out of this way more annoyed than I expected to. As a huge Sam Raimi fan, I was really looking forward to this, and I was really pleased to hear a number of people saying it was very much a Raimi film. In some ways, it is, and although I wish they went further with that, I did enjoy it to that extent. 

The problem is we’re two films into the multiverse and they’ve already forgotten their own rules. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s established that other universe versions of the same people can be completely separate, with their own distinct personalities and lives. The whole premise of this film relies on that not being the case, and instead every Doctor Strange has to be effectively the same person so that they can be held accountable for the sins of other versions of himself by people who should presumably know that that isn’t how the multiverse works. Unless that is how the multiverse works and they just decided it didn’t in No Way Home to accommodate some cameos, I honestly don’t know what the continuity is anymore. In fact, the more I think about it, even Wanda’s arc contradicts Strange’s in the same movie…

This kinda feels like Marvel is on its last legs now. Nothing makes any sense and I have no idea what I’m supposed to take forward with me from each film because they seem to just do what they want and hope the audience doesn’t notice. I went in excited and came out questioning what the point of this universe is anymore.

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