Directed by Sam Raimi, “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse Madness” was released today. Last seen in “Spider-Man: No Way to Home”, Dr. Stephen Strange uses his mystics in multiverses this time.
While the doors of parallel universes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe were opened and came upon more than one Spider-Man with Spider-Man: No Way to Home, the journey between universes continues with Dr. Strange in the Multiverse Madness. As a talented surgeon, he lost the ability to use his hands after an accident, but discovered another talent and became a mystical magician, Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) fights with the Avengers character Wanda to protect the universe he lives in in this adventure.
The movie is opening with a scene that Dr. Strange had a dream, which can be considered as a nightmare. Here, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual watch with a broken sapphire glass should also be mentioned, because this watch is from Dr. Strange’s rich watch collection. We saw the watch in another Dr. Strange movie (2019) that was broken during a fight scene in Tibet. We will come back to the watch, which appears as a broken memory of Strange’s past.
The 28th movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dr. Strange in the Madness of the Multiverses, continues with a wedding scene that Dr. Strange attended Christine’s wedding. However, the tempo of weddings in the Marvel Universe is different than the wedding ceremonies we usually attend. This time, Dr. Strange jumps from the building where the banquet is held, wearing his cloak to stop a giant octopus chasing a teenage girl. And the scenes continue with a breathtaking adventure of about two hours. In the sequel to the movie, Dr. Strange fights to protect America Chavez, who has the power to travel between universes, from the evil sorceress Wanda Maximoff, another Avengers character. And Wanda aims to take this power from Chavez so that she can live with her children in another universe (Wanda witnessed the death of her two sons in WandaVision.) On the other hand, Wong and his perpetual lover Christine helps Dr. Strange in this fight.
This 126-minute long film brings the characters’ journeys between universes to the screen in dynamic sequences that flow one after the other. One of the most common criticisms of the film is that the story is handled in a very messy way and does not go deep. Therefore, one should not wait for the maturing story of a superhero who discovers himself, as in “The Batman”. We mostly watch the sudden changes of the characters, their situations in other universes and a struggle that passes without slowing down. However, it is possible to say that there is something that does not change from universe to universe, that Dr. Strange also expresses this in one scene: “I love you in all universes.” Dr. These words, spilling from Strange’s lips in another universe, show his love for Christine, timeless and placeless.
One of the moments when the movie, which is full of journeys from the universe to the universe and plenty of running, slows down, is Dr. It is the scene where Strange repairs his watch, which we see towards the end. Returning to his own universe after finishing his battle with Wanda, Dr. Strange fixes the broken glass of the watch Christine once gave as a gift and carefully places it in its box. As the movie ends, I think about this watch in other universes. Is a spaceless time possible in other universes that is not measured by watches?