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How Twitter Reacted To Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

The first batch of MCU fans have seen "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," and reviews have started to pour in on Twitter. While the critic score for the Sam Rami film is still bobbing and weaving over on Rotten Tomatoes (79% at the time of this publication), a pretty solid consensus seems to have formed on the bird app. It looks like moviegoers are blown away by "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" with negative reactions much like needles in a haystack. 

MCU fans touched on everything in their tweets, from the horror aspects of the films to the cameos that may or may not have happened — don't worry, we won't mention them. Others expressed their feelings about the performances of Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, with one being a clear scene-stealer. We round up a big helping of fan reactions to "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," and it's safe to say this is another win for Marvel Studios. Scroll through without worry, as these reactions are spoiler-free.

The overall consensus for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is positive

Most of the early fan reactions to "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" are full of excitement. Twitter user @kissmeinsanfran hopped online right after seeing the MCU flick, writing, "I JUST SAW #DoctorStrange IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS AND IT WAS AMAZING." Fellow moviegoer @CloudVinters also took to the app to share their sentiments, saying, "Just saw Dr Strange and WOW, kudos to Marvel for this one, totally went outside what I was expecting. And man, really close to horror almost." The user also said that it's really important for fans to watch "WandaVision" before seeing the movie, and this was something many other "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" viewers also noted. "Just saw the new #DoctorStrange it was a lot. Please watch wandavision first otherwise you will be completely lost," @FormulaY4DE confirmed.

User @Stef_dag added to the hype, writing, "Just saw doctor strange in the multiverse of madness and... damn that was like a roller coaster ride." There were many fans who admitted that the movie was a lot to process — in a good way — with users @JoelHendrix and @lenas_viewing noting that they were going to need quite some time to let it all soak in. 

Multiverse of Madness viewers are applauding Sam Raimi

While there was lots of applause for the performances in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," one name that seemed to keep popping up in tweets was director Sam Raimi. Known for the early to mid-aughts "Spider-Man" trilogy and flicks like "Drag Me To Hell," Raimi has expertise in the superhero and horror genres. But surprisingly, he hasn't directed a feature film since 2013's "Oz the Great and Powerful." His fans were certainly happy to see him back behind the camera and raved over the work he did on the MCU sequel.

"Watched last night & I applaud Sam Raimi for giving the audience a feast for the eyes & breathing new life & color into the MCU," @richardmz13 tweeted in support of the director. Someone not shy in expressing their Raimi love was tweeter @davidy4ng, who wrote, "Thank you Sam Raimi. The MCU has never been so close to the horror genre and I love it. We need more Sam Raimi in the MCU. Let's make a Marvel Universe around Sam Raimi."

If one thing is for sure from the fan reactions to "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," it's that Raimi's fingerprints are all over, and it definitely comes off as one of his works of horror.

Elizabeth Olsen steals the show in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

There was plenty of praise for Benedict Cumberbatch on Twitter amid the early fan reactions to "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," but he wasn't the star. Elizabeth Olsen is the clear champion of this movie, with hundreds of tweets absolutely raving about her performance as Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch. "Best Elizabeth Olsen performance imo, she is the perfect Wanda," @s4m_bld tweeted. "Elizabeth Olsen had maybe the best performance of her career," @_pires_21 added. "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" marks Olsen's sixth MCU project and 19th overall, so these fan reactions are nothing to take lightly. 

Those able to see "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" also mentioned how Olsen should be recognized come awards season. User @thoughtswithal tweeted, "jokes aside...#MultiverseofMadness IS AMAZING. so many phenomenal moments, but, the thing that i wanna say is; if this wasn't a Marvel movie, Elizabeth Olsen would be getting the big nominations. absolutely INCREDIBLE performance in an incredible film." Mirroring that sentiment was @itskevmosby, who wrote, "Elizabeth Olsen owned the #DoctorStrange  in the Multiverse of Madness. Give her all the awards already." Her name might not be in the title of the film, but "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" really seems to be Wanda's moment.

About those cameos

We won't give away the big cameos in the film, but there were definitely some surprises after a year's worth of rumors that got slightly out of hand. Some spoiler-free reactions to these cameos highlighted just how spectacular they were. "Multiverse of Madness>>>>No Way Home. Don't get me wrong, I love NWH, but after seeing MoM? It's the better film when it comes to multiverse and all the BONKERS and epic cameos," @strangefluxx tweeted. "The horror elements, action, and cameos were top notch," @Devils_Arrow added.

Twitter user @RICHARDLNEWBY also made a great point in noting how the camoes didn't steal the spotlight from the main stars. "A blast! Raimi just wylin out and bringing buckets of style with him. Appreciated that it actually remained focused on Strange and Wanda and didn't lose sight of them with cameos," they tweeted. Another tweeter, @panelstopixels, had the same sentiments, writing, "The cameos are fun but the movie has SO much more to offer."

America Chavez is a powerhouse

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" might primarily focus on Stephen Strange and Wanda Maxmimoff, but it introduced a brand new hero to the MCU. America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) is one powerful teenager. She can travel through the multiverse with the punch of her fist, and audiences were definitely taken with the newcomer. "Everyone is talking about how it's Wanda's movie but can we mention how awesome America Chavez is !?" @neptunestellium tweeted. "Yeah, I'm gonna need more America Chavez," @SaylaValentina added.

Something that kept popping up in tweets about America was the hope for her inclusion in an MCU project many are assuming will happen. "I love America Chavez. I'm hoping for a Young Avengers project," @AnwarStarwind wrote. "I'm amazed at how much I liked the character America Chavez, I know Marvel is building that Young Avengers roster for a reason. Xochitl Gomez was excellent!" @Krdallman added to the discussion.

Not everyone was overly pleased with the second Doctor Strange flick

Finding a negative fan reaction to "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was no easy feat." Many who did have criticisms of the film balanced them out with positive sentiments, but they made it clear it's not a perfect movie. "Once the movie starts you'll understand that you're on a Sam Raimi crazy ride and there's no way to stop it. It's bonkers. The first act needed a bit more space to breathe, but other than that I loved it," @MatthewBass_ tweeted. A lot of the — albeit minor — issues people seemed to have with the film was its pacing, which was highlighted by user @fabricius91. It's not the longest MCU film by a longshot (126 minutes), but it looks like it might have benefited from a longer runtime.

There were also viewers who all around were not feeling "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." User @FleetwoodJMac tweeted, "I think huge Sam Raimi fans will like this movie a lot more than I did. Between the over the top cheese a Raimi movie gives you and the final act not fulfilling its destiny, I walked away disappointed." Another viewer who was let down was @suunflower28 who wrote, "it was good, but not as great as i hoped."

Some feel the movie falls in the middle ground of the MCU, with @BlahBoxT writing, "#DoctorStrange is just mid. It's not bad, but it isn't good either. Anything below 5/10 is not enough, but anything above 5/10 is too much."

You can't win over everyone.