Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

This is the newest MCU movie and is the second standalone Doctor Strange movie, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Vision), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Xochitl Gomez (The Baby-Sitters Club), and Rachel McAdams (Wedding Crashers).

A girl who has the ability to travel through the multiverse winds up in Doctor Strange’s universe. She is on the run from someone trying to hunt her down and steal her powers, Doctor Strange must now put his life on the line to protect the girl. The enemy is closer than what he realizes.

This one picks up right after “Spider-Man: No Way Home” where he just gone done dabbling in the multiverse. No way home opened up a lot of doors by dabbling in the multiverse, and Doctor Strange takes the ball and runs with it here. One thing I love about the MCU movies is how they’re all connected and post endgame/infinity war, it always reference’s it and Thanos, I always get a kick out of it. I knew Wanda aka The Scarlet Witch was in it, it also teased to be star packed, including to be rumored were Blade, Ghost Hunter, Deadpool, Wolverine and others. Which we don’t get any of these. We do get a brief cameo from Professor Xavier, and John Krasinski as Mister Fantastic, so that was a cool little easter egg but that’s all we got. There’s no shortage of action, it’s just Wanda going at it against Doctor Strange and Wong. So it’s different than what I was thinking. It’s still a solid movie though. I give it a 7/10.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021) is the newest installment in the Marvel Spider-Man series. This is easily the most hyped up Marvel movie since End Game and Infinity War, and is staying sold out everywhere. They bring out the big guns with this one starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), John Favreau (Iron Man), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), and Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man).

Like I said earlier, huge cast, and the biggest Spiderman to date. In case you didn’t know what it’s about, it picks up where the last one left off where everyone knows Spider-Man’s true identity. Peter Parker (Holland) turns to Doctor Strange (Cumberbatch) to come up with a spell to make everyone forget his identity, Peter won’t quit talking and messes up Doctor Strange’s spell, which accidentally rips a tear into reality and opens up the multiverse. Meaning it opens up different realities bringing the majority of the Spider-Man villains from all the Spider-Man movies into this one. Also allowing the two other Spider-Man’s (Garfield, and Maguire) to enter this one and help. Can the three of them save this universe and send the villains back to their own realities?

This is huge for Spider-Man and MCU fans, this is the biggest same movie crossover to date, and is opening doors for the other superhero movies to follow suit. So, like any Marvel movie I review it’s not a question of is it good but how good is it? As I’ve already mentioned, it’s huge for Spider-Man fans. It’s a little different than what I was thinking, but it’s still great. I was expecting a little more mayham than what was delievered, but the Nostalgia factor alone is worth seeing it. The entire theater started clapping when Garfield and Maguire entered the movie. It was really cool to see all the villains together and their respected superhero, and like I said it opens the door for the rest of the MCU and the multiverse, so be on the lookout for that. *cough Doctor Strange cough*. Plus, the big fight scene was pretty epic. I give it a 10/10.

1917

‘1917’ is a war drama about two young British soldiers during WW1 who are given an impossible mission: deliver a message, by dawn, deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly ambush. ‘1917’ stars George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, and Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s won and been nominated for several awards, including ten nominations at the Academy awards, and ten at the Oscars.

The realism and cinematography of this film are incredible, the attention to detail is breath taking. War is brutal, unrelenting, and most of all war is real. ‘1917’ really drives these home. The other thing taken away from this movie, the Germans would not stop at any cost, even if it meant harm to themselves. They are like a bunch of wasps whose nest has been disturbed. This is an incredible film and will go down as a war movie classic. This is a must see movie, I give it a 9/10.