I love a good Marvel movie. The Infinity Saga(the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) was seriously just one powerhouse movie after another. Of course, you had a few that you could live without, but overall, they were amazing. Phase four is underway, but can this next phase for Marvel carry the same weight as the first three? I’ll be honest, I was completely underwhelmed with Black Widow, but loved Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. My family lived for each episode of WandaVision and Loki on Disney+. Patiently, we have been waiting for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Doctor Strange is my favorite, I mean it is Benedict Cumberbatch after all. Now that it is on Digital(Blu-Ray & DVD arrives on July 26th), we could not wait to watch the latest Marvel movie.
So, here’s what I thought…spoiler free of course 🙂
What you need to know…
Marvel movies are great at picking up at the exact moment a previous movie left off. With that being said, Marvel is also really good at making sure that you can figure out what is going on if you missed something. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness starts out where Spider-Man: No Way Home leaves off. I personally did not see Spider-Man yet, so only the very beginning was confusing. Multiverse of Madness really focuses on Doctor Strange and Wanda, so watching WandaVision is very helpful, but not necessary.
In the scope of Marvel movies, Multiverse of Madness is among the shorter runtimes, running 126 minutes. This is good, as this movie is intense. It’s called the Multiverse of Madness for a reason…there is SO much going on. There are also many cameos that you will want to be on your toes for.
Be sure to watch all the way to the end. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brings back not only one, but two end credit sequences! The mid-credits sequence hints at the next movie, and the last one is comedic.
Appropriate for all ages?
I would not recommend Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for younger Marvel fans. There is quite a bit of violence in this movie, and with the Multiverse, it may be hard for younger kids to remain interested in this one. It is rated PG-13 for frightening images, action, intense sequences of violence, and some language. I felt the movie was rated appropriately. As always, you know your youngest Marvel fan and what they can handle.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has a great catalog of bonus features. We really enjoyed the gag reel and bloopers. I felt the deleted scenes could have been included in the movie, especially with the shorter runtime. The featurettes really take you behind the scenes. I always like hearing the thoughts behind what we see on the big screen. Check it out below:
- Method to the Madness – Join various crew members and Marvel employees in interviews as they discuss their love of Sam Raimi and all the details of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that make it quintessentially Raimi.
- Introducing America Chavez – In this short and fun profile piece, we’ll learn about America’s humble beginnings in the comics. We’ll meet Xochitl Gomez and discuss the complications her character’s unique power presents for the future of the MCU.
- Constructing the Multiverse – Writing a feature film for Marvel is no easy task. In this playful yet informative featurette, we’ll dive into the challenges that writer Michael Waldron faced in creating the twisting and turning story of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
- Gag Reel – Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
- Deleted Scenes
- A Great Team – A journalist questions Doctor Strange’s integrity.
- Pizza Poppa – Bruce is relieved when Doctor Strange’s spell ends.
- It’s Not Permanent – Bruce tries to accuse Doctor Strange of being an imposter.
- Audio Commentary – View the film with audio commentary by Sam Raimi, Richie Palmer, and Michael Waldron.*bonus features vary by product and retailer
When will Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness be on Blu-Ray/DVD?
Have you seen Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness yet? Tell me what you thought about this movie and what you are excited for in the next one!
A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin’ wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life – A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects – create~inspire~share.