Fans have mixed opinions on “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”


After months of waiting in anticipation, sophomore Arvin Navarroza was finally able to watch Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

“I really liked the movie,” Navarroza said. “I found it super-enjoyable and loved Doctor Strange and Wanda Maximoff.”

Released to theaters May 6, the film follows Doctor Strange as he teams up with America Chavez, a mysterious teen who can jump through the multiverse, to stop Wanda Maximoff from taking it over.

Navarroza said he had mixed feelings about the characters and their interactions with each other.

“Doctor Strange and Wanda Maximoff were the coolest as they both use magic, but I would’ve really loved it if they were working together instead of being enemies,” Navarroza said. “And America Chavez had a cool power, but her character basically just screamed a lot. I would’ve preferred if [she] was a more active character instead of a ‘damsel in distress’ type.”

This film introduced Marvel’s newest superhero, America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez. However, sophomore Ella Dorfman said Chavez’s role in the film was somewhat disappointing.

“[Chavez] was kind of an afterthought in her own introduction movie,” Dorfman said. “Her powers were not expressed well and she spent the whole movie being scared over how to control them. Her backstory was kind of dumb too.”

But sophomore Jaylynn Jeter said she was very happy with the new character.

“America Chavez was amazing,” Jeter said. “They did a good job of developing her character while she was just being introduced.”

Jeter also said she was surprised that the film had an element of fright, making it Marvel’s first horror movie.

“It was a nice way to introduce a bit of horror to the MCU, even though it was a bit too gory for me,” Jeter said.

By Kahlia Hsieh