Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness received the second lowest Cinema Score rating for an MCU movie of all time. Only three movies in the entire history of Marvel have managed this counter-performance.
Directed by Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange 2 kicks off the summer film season and follows the adventures of the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch, while protecting America Chavez (Xothli Gomez) through a multiverse of a threatening force that wants to steal her power. . The film was well-received, making some connections between stories featured in other MCU projects, such as WandaVision, Loki, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The film has expanded the roles of supporting characters such as Wanda Maximoff or Falcon, while exploring new stories for characters such as Shang-Chi, Eternals and Moon Knight. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the return of a fan favorite hero, and after the great success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the expectations were obviously high.
The official release of Doctor Strange 2 seems to have disappointed some fans
According to CinemaScore, quoted by The Direct, the audience gave the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness a B + rating. This makes the film one of three non-A-rated MCUs. The production “becomes a partner” with Thor, taking a B + and slightly above Eternals, which received the lowest rating for a Marvel movie. ever.
It should be noted that what CinemaScore “preaches” is based on a series of questions to the audience on the day of its official theatrical release.
To that end, it could be an indication that the audience that saw Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness had different expectations. Absolutely obviously, regardless of the opinions of some or others, the film missed its grand release. It remains to be seen what this will mean for the possible continuation of the franchise.