One of the biggest box-office hits of 2022 so far is the mind-bending sequel to Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange. Buy or rent it now on the Virgin Media Store
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What do you get if you cross the daring grit of Indiana Jones with the charismatic intellect of Anthony Bourdain, packaged up in the body of a medic-turned-superhero who looks like Benedict Cumberbatch? You get Doctor Strange.
Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness centres around Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange, a former neurosurgeon who trained to become a sorcerer after a devastating car accident ended his medical career in Manhattan (hey, when one door closes, another one opens).
Doctor Strange saw Stephen rise to lead a contingent of sorcerers in New York whose job it is to protect the world from mystical threats – and in its sequel, he’s got his work cut out.
We won’t give too much away about the helter-skelter plot of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, except to say that Doctor Strange is determined to protect America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), a teenager with the power to travel the multiverse.
Not only is America routinely being chased by demons, she also ends up in the crosshairs of Wanda Maximoff, aka the telekinetic Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) – which isn’t where anybody would choose to be.
Director Sam Raimi, best known for helming the Spider-Man franchise in its Toby Maguire era, and writer Michael Waldron (the man who originally compared Stephen Strange to Indiana Jones and Anthony Bourdain) were determined that Wanda should be the villain in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. And it was a brilliant decision, as Olsen is on magnetic form as a complex nemesis with genuinely believable motives.
With a supporting cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Rachel McAdams, this is a chaotic, thrilling blockbuster that skilfully blends the superhero genre with touches of real horror. Popcorn at the ready.
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