Each release of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a popular event for its large number of fans around the world. But there are films from the east that provoke a greater expectation due to their own narrative elements. The first time was to unite the superheroes in The Avengers (2012), and the penultimate, for connecting the saga with previous adaptations in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). and here it is now Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
To the infinite possibilities that the parallel realities that were unleashed in the series Loki (since 2021), something very attractive for those of us who are very interested in the different ways of telling a story in cinema or in literature, together with the fact that this film has been directed by Sam Raimihighly respected for the trilogy of Infernal possession (1981-1992) and, for what concerns us, that of spider-man (2002-2007) with Tobey Maguire in the role of the wall-crawler.
Additionally, while Executive Producer Kevin Feige ensures that the Marvel Cinematic Universe maintains the necessary consistency in audiovisual style and script characteristics, this does not prevent certain filmmakers from with enough personality or, at least, recognizable manners bring them to the deliveries they handle. And there is no doubt that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness includes those of this beloved American filmmaker.
A character director for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’
“When Kevin [Feige] announced that this film would be Marvel’s first immersion in the world of horror, I was moved that he called me to talk about the possibility of directing it”, Sam Raimi acknowledged at the international press conference on the second feature film starring the sorcerer to the that we attend “I was able to take those horror movies i made in my youth and what i learned from them building suspenseful sequences, exciting the audience”.
“Are you going to scare them now? No. Now, I’m going to shake them.” That’s something I was able to apply to the creepy sequences in this movie. So, it was very helpful,” he has said as well. And all this confirms that not only have they empowered him to breathe into it their own ways of filmic expression, but they have wanted me to do it. As before with James Gunn, Taika Waititi and, above all, Cate Shortland and Chloé Zhao. But in a more pronounced way because Sam Raimi has more character.
Sam Raimi’s style in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
It is enough to pay due attention to certain ingredients and to the audiovisual planning of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to realize it. the terrifying is present in various scenes of confrontation with the antagonist character, who it’s brutal like no other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But his great intensity and his taste for it funeral it does not prevent the comic nuances and even the farce or a very attenuated gore.
The blood could not be missing with Sam Raimi, and in this franchise we had not really seen it until the miniseries moon knight and, now, in his eighteenth film with someone so willing to provide it to us. Not by liters here, but with churretes. Neither the monstrous, which tastes of glory just as he has shown repeatedly in his filmography. Y its dizzying camera movements, lopsided shots, and emphasis on incidental sounds they don’t avoid the marvelite quote either.
Therefore, and thanks to the montage by bob murawski in the seventh collaboration with his compatriot since the army of darkness (1992), going through the three feature films of spider-manalready the sixth soundtrack that the great Danny Elfman has composed for him from dark-man (1990), one must unhesitatingly acknowledge that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness It is a full-fledged Sam Raimi film. And it satisfies us.