Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the 28th film in the MCU, and another impressive addition to the narrative of the larger universe. While most of the movies can be watched on their own, this one has some stronger ties to past projects. In my opinion, essential viewing before this one is WandaVision, with Spider-Man: No Way Home and the first Doctor Strange movie very helpful to understanding many of the references.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a lot of things that have never been done before, from the intricacy of the world-building to the range of characters and types of stories. It’s also in contention for the longest-running movie franchise and has been of overall amazing quality. Spider-Man: No Way Home, continues both those trends.

What If… Zombies?

After one bright initial episode, and a second one that was a lot of fun, Marvel’s What If…? has gotten steadily darker. I’ve commented before that I wonder if the writers are in a contest to see who can come up with the most depressing storyline.