It is an understatement to say that MCU fans have been very excited for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness after months of speculations and rumors regarding the cameo appearances and the trailers hinting that it will be the most bonkers and scariest MCU film to date. Of course, the question now is if the film is going to be great and deliver what fans have been looking for.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness just had its world premiere event and the social media reactions from the critics, journalists, and other attendees who were able to see it in advance are now in since the embargo has been lifted. Fortunately, most of the responses so far have been leaning towards the positive side with some praising Sam Raimi's direction, Elizabeth Olsen's performance, its horror and darker tone, and the cameo appearances.
Here are some of the first social media reactions from the critics and journalists who were able to see the film:
Based on these reactions, it looks like the film did deliver what most fans have been anticipating. There is also a huge consensus that is saying that Sam Raimi's style was very much present throughout the film which indicates that Marvel Studios gave him some freedom to do whatever he wanted in terms of the visuals and camera shots.
However, these are just the first social media reactions and they don't necessarily reflect yet the overall reception of the film. The review embargo is set to lift on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 am PT which is when the critics can post their full-length reviews and make an extensive critique of the film.
At the end of the day, it's all subjective so the reactions/reviews of the film might not match with yours once you'll finally get to see it. However, this is at least giving us an idea of what we might expect in terms of its quality and it would be interesting to see what the general audience will think of it once it is out in theaters as well as what the opening weekend box office performance will look like.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to be released in theaters this Friday, May 6.