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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Doctor Strange, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
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Atreyo Palit
May 27, 2022
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Wanda Maximoff: The Hero We Deserve, Not The Villain We Need

That quote by Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) in her first scene in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the center of my argument against the MCU’s latest feature film. Directed by Sam Raimi, it follows Maximoff’s efforts to return to the life we saw her living in the second half of WandaVision with her kids and her conflict with Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for said efforts. So it's essentially a film about how Wanda process grief. And yet, the film is set in Dr. Strange's universe, with him in the pivotal role. Yet, his role is pivotal only in the sense of somewhat being the protagonist and having his name in the film. The central character who goes through the most changes and puts things into motion is Wanda. So the name of the film itself is an example of how the woman's story is for some reason being told from another man's perspective. It’s like saying Wanda does warrant a series on Disney+ but as far as theatrical releases go, even if it’s about her and Dr. Strange just happens to be there, he deserves to serve as the agency for her development and deserves to be the protagonist of her story. I’m terribly disappointed in MCU for the direction of the narrative in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. For anyone yet to see the film, what follows contains MAJOR SPOILERS for both WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. To start off, Wanda’s first contact with any of her co-Avengers since Avengers: Endgame
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Daleyna
May 17, 2022
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Reclaiming Wanda for the Women: The Female Gaze in 'Multiverse of Madness'

I saw Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on opening night with a lesbian friend of mine whose crush of the month has been Wanda Maximoff. I left the theater with a lightly bruised wrist because every time Wanda showed up onscreen, my friend squeezed my hand. Tighter and tighter, the longer Wanda remained onscreen. We gasped and cheered and watched for Wanda. That’s what she means to us. (Spoilers ahead!) Multiverse of Madness has sent earth-shattering tremors of division throughout the Marvel fandom. We’ve all felt it. Whoever you ask has a different opinion on the film. The most divisive character in the movie is Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch. She is undoubtedly the star of the show. This movie, for many of us, is WandaVision 2.0. And I love that for us. I love that for Marvel. Because Marvel’s historically been lacking when it comes to their female characters. Most of them have been reduced to love interests, damsels in distress, sidekicks, supporting players to their male counterparts. Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow was the first female Avenger in the movies but was often reduced to a femme fatale, a sex symbol, a boy mom. She was written to strike ridiculous poses in a tight-fitting jumpsuit with a plunging neckline to satisfy the male gaze. Wanda, however, caters to the female gaze.  I left Multiverse of Madness feeling like I was crashing down from a high because of Wanda’s apparent demise. I couldn’t put my finger on why I felt so happy every time Wanda was onscreen. But after these past couple of weeks, after watching the discourse on Twitter and TikTok and in news articles over Wanda, I’m feeling defensive. Fans and critics, many of them men, have been arguing over Wanda’s morality. Is she good or evil? I’ve seen viewers attribute labels to her like “monstrous” and “crazy.” They’re upset she’s so overpowered. They’re upset she was able to kill the “smartest man in the world” with a flick of her finger. They’re upset she destroyed the Illuminati with little effort. They’re upset she seemed to change so much from WandaVision. They’re upset she’s “unlikeable.” They’re upset she’s a villain.  I love Wanda for all of these things. And many online agree with me. We know what Wanda did was wrong. We know she murdered innocent people on a destructive quest to find her possibly fake children. We know she’s a “villain.” And we love her because of this. Wanda is a woman with agency. She is not out of control as many claim—she is entirely in control of her actions. She only uses the Darkhold as a tool to help her achieve her personal goals. She has no male counterpart to support and no male audience to assuage since she is positioned as an antagonist. She can do whatever the hell she wants. This is Wanda in her full glory, no holding back. And it’s beautiful. 
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Cathy Yee
May 15, 2022
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'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness': MCU Character Highlights and Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs are all over the MCU, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they often come in the form of superheroes and characters. Every superhero, sidekick, and villain is somehow tied together with a backstory or future story. What is an Easter Egg? According to Clued Upp, an Easter egg in movies is a hidden message, image, or feature that you love to spot and makes you go “ahhhh, clever!”. Before exploring the eggs, let's start with the main characters of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. America is the crux of the storyline: she is the only person in existence with the power to jump between universes. Of course, she’s young and can’t control her powers. The villain (spoiler alert going forward!) tries to extract her powers and is indifferent to killing her in the process. As central as America is to the story, she somehow didn’t get that much to do. Until the very end, she was always in need of saving, and she didn’t get much to say. This was such a poor utilization of America’s character, as she was super feisty and relatable! The movie was already exciting, but if America were given more focus, Doctor Strange could’ve been that much better! From TikTok: We finally get a Latina superhero, and her power is immigration?? The central protagonist, as the movie title goes. Smart and a bit conceited as usual, but Strange is a good person at heart. He is also a better person than all his alternate versions in the alternate multiverses. He is surprisingly self-deprecating and good-humored in this movie. Wong is the Sorcerer Supreme at Kamar Taj (after Doctor Strange disappeared for 5 years due to Thanos), and Doctor Strange’s best buddy. Reliable and cool, Wong instinctively offers his life to protect the multiverse from Wanda’s destruction (yes, she is the villain!), but he refuses to sacrifice the lives of his friends. Doctor Strange’s love interest with whom it never works out, regardless of which universe it is. They have a history, and they still care for each other, but Strange can’t get his stuff together to ever truly be there for her. Christine ends up saving him at one point.
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Doctor Strange, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

Rating:PG-13
Genre:Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Directed By:Sam Raimi
Written By:Michael Waldron
In Theaters:5/6/2022
Box Office:$953,200,000
Runtime:126 minutes
Studio:Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige Productions

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