Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness


Siara Gupta, Layout Editor & Writer

Many say this movie is unlike any other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some strongly advise kids to steer away from this film (especially parents). As a Marvel fan and a 6th grader, I am going to see if it is really what people say it is. 

The plot of the film is very complicated, a bit like other recent Marvel movies. It starts with a girl named America, who has the power to travel through the multiverses. When the Doctor Strange from her universe betrays her and tries to take her power, she realizes no one can be trusted and travels to our Doctor Strange’s universe. Monsters come after her shortly after, take her powers for their own, and Doctor Strange quickly, and unwillingly, gets involved. He tried to get more information and help from someone who knows quite a bit about the multiverse, the Scarlet Witch, and he quickly learns that she is not who he thinks she is. 

I went into the movie theater ready to brace  myself for the horror movie I was about to watch, but disappointingly enough, my nine-year-old brother could watch it without flinching. I don’t want to say it was not scary at all because it wasn’t- there were a few jump scares here and there. I admit it was not very much like other Marvel movies, but it was still not as scary as critics say it was.

Even though the movie was not what was expected, I enjoyed watching it and seeing familiar faces from other non-Marvel related films. If I could watch the movie all over again, I would definitely do so. I completely recommend that you watch this movie, and you don’t have to worry about it being too scary.