Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, with the notion of the multiverse, we can’t say anything for sure. It could also be the 35th or 50th film of the MCU. This sounds very confusing because we don’t know whether to count the first Blade movie or the first X-Men movie in the MCU.
Doctor Strange, like the previous Spider-Man film, is merely a tool to build the multiverse narrative for future MCU films. There is no substance in the name of character development. Wanda’s character journey proves to be the weakest aspect of the picture. The melodramatic climax and the transformation of Wanda is out of place. While the films usually suggest that the stakes are enormous, everything appears to be so simple at times that you couldn’t care. We believe that after Infinity War, this is where so many superheroes die, but you can’t feel anything.
Hiring talented directors, performers and technicians does not ensure a good film. Bad writing and poor character development plagued Doctor Strange. The only thing worth cheering about is a few special appearances, but an overpowered Wanda and an inconsistent Doctor Strange will ensure that your happiness is short-lived. In their rush to extend the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the makers shouldn’t forget about the basics.