5. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a visually stunning film with some amazing cameos, but the way it handled the Scarlet Witch’s story fell flat. Wanda was a complex and interesting character in WandaVision, but in Multiverse of Madness, she was reduced to a one-dimensional villain who was only interested in destroying everything in her path in order to get what she wanted. This was a disappointing turn for a character who had so much potential.
WandaVision showed Wanda’s journey from a grief-stricken woman to a powerful witch who was finally starting to heal. Multiverse of Madness undid all of that growth, turning Wanda into a villain who was willing to destroy the multiverse to get her children back. This was a disservice to fans and to the character.
What helped nudge the film to the middle of the ranking was the film’s cameos which featured appearances from several fan-favorite characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The cameos in Multiverse of Madness were amazing in getting to see John Krasinski, Anson Mount, Hayley Atwell, Lashana Lynch, and Patrick Stewart. Krasinski was a fan-favorite choice to play Mr. Fantastic, and he did not disappoint. It was so fun seeing Mount back as Black Bolt, Lashana Lynch as Captain Marvel was perfection, and Atwell was incredible as always as Captain Carter. Stewart’s appearance as Professor X was a major surprise, and it was great to see him back in the role.
Overall, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a mixed bag. It was a visually stunning film with some amazing cameos, but the way it handled the Scarlet Witch’s story fell flat. Fans of the character were likely disappointed with her portrayal in the film, and the film’s weak story was a letdown.