For me, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen Sam Raimi played this way, Sam Raimi even played “Spider-Man” better than “Spider-Man” and completely multiplied “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” A cosmic version of “The Evil Dead”.
While watching this film, it felt like an old friend came back to tell me a ghost story, I know his tone and style very well, I don’t care if he repeats himself, but because I haven’t seen him for a long time and feel happy.
However, so far, I feel that Marvel’s movies are more and more like Martin Scorsese’s real movies, with more obvious author’s stamp and style.
But this means that they are becoming more and more core and less popular.
In fact, this sign has been traced as early as 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.
When it comes to “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Thor: Ragnarok” and other movies, it is more obvious, and movies with strong author’s flavor appear one after another.
In the fourth stage, “Eternals” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” are both films with a strong director’s personal style.
Coupled with the launch of Disney+ albums such as “WandaVision” and “Loki”, the threshold for watching Marvel movies is getting higher and higher.
Like “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, he’s already a movie you can’t figure out without watching “WandaVision”.
The movie is obviously not too interested in explaining the background, like Illuminati’s wash-free heroes are more gimmicky than substantive, and Sam Raimi isn’t even willing to explain why there’s a cow in the wizard camp, and There are still many lenses.
But this is clearly a deliberate result, and the production of the Marvel movie seems to be trying to bring out the unique style of each character’s story in the original comics.
In the case of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, the production team deliberately wanted to show the gloomy and terrifying side.
At this point, they do it perfectly, but for the unprepared audience, that’s another story.
After talking about the director’s style and the production direction, let’s talk about the plot arrangement of this movie.
In fact, the story of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is unexpectedly simple. Because Wanda has no children in this world, she will always dream that she has two children in her dreams (for details, you really have to go to “WandaVision” “).
The setting of this movie When you are dreaming, the world in your dream is what happens in another universe. After the setting of what happened in another universe, Wanda deliberately wanted to get the children of another universe, but could not control herself to travel through multiple times. America with cosmic superpowers became the object she was eager to acquire.
In this script, America is like the Lord of the Rings or Thanos’ gloves, becoming the MacGuffin of the movie.
Then Dr. Stephen Strange took America, a living MacGuffin, through the multiverse to visit himself in various universes. While getting to know himself, it also became an opportunity to break America at the end.
The purpose of this film is very simple, and we should often think about what would happen if we made different choices in life.
But at the end of the movie, America’s ability to travel through the multiverse is actually used to show that every move in life is the accumulation of experience, and the accumulation of various experiences can create who you are today.
Just in my opinion, Sam Raimi’s passion for explaining the shuttle principle of dreams and the visual of note wars is stronger than teaching America’s growth.
It also seems that America’s role has become relatively less important, but the part of Dr. Stephen Strange and Wanda’s review of themselves is more profound.
And it’s full of black, because whether it’s Wanda or Dr. Stephen Strange, their final changes sacrificed some of the things they had, and at that point, the movie became less Marvel and more like DC movies.
Because Sam Raimi is telling the audience that as an adult, growth and change come at a price.
Overall, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” has a lot of visual spectacle, and Sam Raimi uses a variety of effects to make the whole film spooky and terribly badass humor.
But this movie is very radio-eating, and if you can enjoy it, then I want to say congratulations, because I like it too.
But if you don’t like it, you can’t say it’s your problem. The director’s problem is bigger. The taste of this movie may be too heavy for everyone to eat.
In the end, the film has two hidden credits, the first one is news related to the future story, and the second one is a set scene where Sam Raimi greets his fans, probably only seen.” The audience of The Evil Dead series will understand.