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Brutally Honest Fan Reviews Prove That Doctor Strange 2 Is Not For Everyone

Plenty of movie fans have made their way out to the theater to see "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," and the overall response seems to be relatively positive. Many of the initial fan reactions on Twitter applauded the movie for its stellar direction and brilliant performances by Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. At the time of this publication, the film sits at a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes but has slowly been dropping day by day. The audience score sits much higher at a promising 89%, but that doesn't mean everyone loves this movie.

More and more negative reactions are taking over Twitter, with moviegoers who are less than impressed and not afraid to share their opinions online. While some who were disappointed seemed to fluff up their reviews with the positives of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," others leave it all on the table and bash it entirely. We scoured the bird app to see the issues viewers had with the sequel film, and these users were not afraid to be brutally honest. If you haven't seen the movie, scroll through without fear, as we have left out spoilers.

Some Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness viewers just hated everything

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is not the best movie put out by Marvel Studios, so we can understand it being picked at — but these Twitter users found no redeeming qualities and let their disdain shine. "I did not expect #DoctorStrange in the Multiverse of Madness to be that relentlessly f***ing awful. Oh my god," @McNallyRoberts tweeted after catching the flick. "#DoctorStrange #MultiverseOfMadness sucked so much It's one of the worst movies I've ever seen... And it's an MCU movie. The big shame," @Bibi66878173 added.

While it's obvious "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is an MCU movie, a lot of negative responses seemed to highlight that fact, which proves how much people expect from Marvel Studios these days. "#DoctorStrange was so bad what a let down for a marvel movie," @ad0bk. Digging the knife a little deeper was user @MauLer83, who tweeted, "Never seen something suffocate itself with a such a hatred of the concept of continuity before. But hey, I guess the MCU is very much in that phase, so why not?"

There are 27 other films currently in the MCU, and one moviegoer is certain where "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" sits compared to its predecessors. User @PartySquid427 tweeted, "multiverse of madness was okay, had some terrible writing like some of the worst mcu writing, some pretty good visuals and directing choices which does definitely improve it but still is nowhere near a top 10 marvel film and anyone telling you otherwise is definitely lying."

Upset moviegoers detailed where the real issues were

While some "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" haters were a little more basic in their criticisms, others were pretty specific about where it all went wrong — for them. "#DoctorStrange review: welp... that SUCKED. Disjointed, weak character development, did not deliver the "Madness" as much as you'd think. Best part was Wanda even though her motivations were pretty weak too. Utter disappointment," @_merlotpapiii wrote after watching the film.

The script seemed to be a resounding issue for those who didn't like the movie. "Words that can describe #DoctorStrange in the Multiverse of Madness are: Horrible, terrible, no good, very bad writing," @ho3tweets added to the mix. "Gotta say, as a guy who typically enjoys every MCU thing out there #DoctorStrange was truly a pretty terrible movie. Visually stunning, but the story, writing, blatant insignificance or overall impact, and glaring plot holes were very off base with the MCU. It was just... bad," @TheGuyNamedJoe wrote mirroring other's sentiments. Most of the negative reviews we found surrounded story elements, and there were hardly any criticisms of the performances or CGI effects.

Disappointed viewers compared it to other highly-criticized superhero flicks

It's not surprising to see the disappointed "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" viewers compare it to their other least favorite superhero movies. Many negative reviews likened the sequel to some real bombs, which are somewhat surprising comparisons. "At least as bad as Thor 2, Fan service without heart, ruining characteres, stupid plot, and even the effects could have been better, I'm shocked," @MJReinheimer. "Thor: The Dark World" is one of the least-liked movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and was only recently dethroned by "Eternals" as having the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score for any MCU project. Comparing "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" to "Thor: The Dark World" is a bold choice, but clearly showcases this user's problems with the film.

Another tweeter compared the Benedict Cumberbatch flick to a DCEU film, which has divided fans for years. "I did not like this movie. In my opinion BvS is better than this. The writing, pacing, and plot holes (the director not seeing WandaVision contributed to this) combined for a bad showing for me," @hodceu wrote. "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" definitely has a group of fans behind it, but the Zack Snyder film is mostly known for being a pretty big mess that was majorly criticized.

User @GabrielAndaluz highlighted some of their least favorite superhero films to highlight how much they hated "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." "Debating what's worse 'the Batman' 'guardians of the galaxy vol 2' or this... My god what an awful movie," they tweeted. "The Batman" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" are definitely not widely-criticized movies, but the "Doctor Strange" sequel certainly has viewers ranking it among their personal worst and best.

Reading these negative reviews, one right after the other, certainly makes it seem like "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" was a big old mess, but keep in mind these were buried in a sea of positive reactions. To each their own.