- Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen
- May 5th 2022
- Sam Raimi
Doctor Strange helps protect America Chavez as a dark force wants to steal her multiverse-hopping power.
Following on from his appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange is the latest Marvel star to get another standalone movie.
In Sam Raimi’s film, the follow-up to 2016’s Doctor Strange, sorcerer Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has an encounter with America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), a teenager who has the power to jump through multiverses.
Naturally, having that precious power makes her a target, so Strange and Wong (Benedict Wong) help save America from a dark force that wants to kill her in order to acquire her ability.
Although that’s the redacted version of the plot, there isn’t much more to it than that – the story is extremely simple and wafer-thin.
It was hard to care for or get invested in the narrative because it didn’t feel anything special or particularly exciting.
Even the cameos – of which there are several – aren’t as fun as No Way Home and the...