Sam Raimi, prolific genius and creator of two splendid trilogies like those of spider-man Y Infernal possessionhas been able to give a twist to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which has so far created more than twenty films in the franchise.
Using the premise that in the already famous Multiverse “everything is possible”, Raimi shows us some of his most suggestive proposals, managing to fuse terror and black humor with his particular stamp and years ago it would have been unthinkable in a film from the factory of the comic
For this reason, the ‘Raimi touch’ characterizes his long career as a cult director. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness it’s a perfect movie for him, as he can indulge in so many overflowing fantasies that border on frenzy.
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Marvel Cinematic Universe unlocks the Multiverse and expands its boundaries like never before. It’s a journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Along the way, we will find the occasional surprise and some surprising twist, so usual in Marvel.
But what it is about is that the Marvel fan enjoys it for itself and, for this, it is highly recommended to have seen, above all, the wonderful series Scarlet Witch and Vision, because it helps a lot to understand the drama for which it is passing the character of Elizabeth Olsen, who emerges and stands out throughout the footage.
Meanwhile, and thanks to Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch’s career reached the top of Hollywood. Giving life to the Sorcerer Supreme he first appeared in avengers: infinity war, and since then up to six times we have seen him play the character within the Marvel universe. A role that comes like a glove.
Obviously, the duality of personalities between Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch is the key to the film, but it cannot be understood without the surprising maguffin of America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). This is the magic of cinema: a madness that we can see over and over again in all its shots.
‘Red Rocket’, tragicomedy critical of the American dream
The film tells the story of Mikey Saber (Simon Rex), a former porn star who, after experiencing the golden age and now living in absolute failure, decides to return to his hometown of Texas. However, his neighbors are not willing to make his return easy. No one wants him around again. The locals are people whose only way to get ahead is to pass themselves off as war veterans and to sell military objects or sell drugs on a small scale. Sean Baker (who already triumphed in 2017 with the Oscar-nominated The Florida Project) offers a realistic vision of the so-called American dream, through some characters who live by lies and contempt for others.
Baker offers a critical yet tender look at what refers to the inhabitants of the deep America while showing the marginalized of a capitalist system in a tragicomic way.
The New Jersey filmmaker’s first feature film was Four Letter Words (2000), which would be followed take-out (2004), Prince of Broadway (2008), Warren the Ape (2010), starlets (2012), tangerine (2015), the aforementioned The Florida Project up to the present Red Rocket. In all of them, Baker is willing to praise and criticize some of the most habitual and common postures in the daily life of his own country.