Multiverse of Madness: an unusual intro to the MCU 

Sorcha Rose McGoarty

Before I start I ask you all to put down your pitchforks and torches, I apologise for multiverse of Madness being my second ever marvel movie. I’m simply not an action movie person.  

However, having been dragged to see Multiverse of Madness by my Marvel loving friends I can honestly say that fact might change.  

The movie had me captivated from the very start. It seemed to start in the middle of a whole other story with its very own ending before beginning the story we were to follow for the rest of the movie. This stark and compelling introduction did confuse me at first, but it also seemed to confuse everyone else around me.

The basic premise of the film didn’t go quite how I expected a marvel movie to go. While I was ready for a standard good guys fight a villain and save the day type situation, instead I was greeted by an incredibly complex story I could still follow along without having the prior context.  

It didn’t take long to understand the characters, their mannerisms, how they interact with each other and their history. I could sense the tension between Benedict Cumberbatches character, Doctor Strange and Christine Palmer, played by Rachel McAdams. 

Once the movie was in full swing, not having context for the backstory of these characters did not matter anymore. The movie was seamless in how easy it was to follow along, with only a few bumps in the road along the way. 

The movie enticed me with its fantastic acting, amazing premise, intriguing characters and phenomenal special effects. As long as you can suspend your belief so much as to not question the confusion and chaos of this movie, it is a fantastic introduction to the MCU. It is fascinating and pushes the viewer to seek more answers by watching other marvel movies. It leaves you with just the right balance of satisfaction and curiosity, and with just enough questions to have you wanting more.

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