By Ray Ampoloquio May 3, 2022

The first reactions to Doctor Strange 2 are finally here

Marvel Studios might have just enjoyed its darkest outing ever with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

After nearly half a year of waiting, the Marvel Cinematic Universe welcomed its first movie in theaters since last year's Spider-Man: No Way Home.

While Multiverse of Madness won't earn top billings as the best-reviewed Marvel Studios movie ever, most critics agree that Sam Raimi did do something right in telling the story of the mystical and magical side of the MCU.

In particular, Multiverse of Madness' three leads, Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff, and Xochitl Gomez's America Chavez all got high marks for their performance and storylines.

Not to mention, fans are loving the horror vibes of Cumberbatch's multiversal adventure.

With magic playing a central role in Multiverse of Madness, Sam Raimi threw weird and scary elements into the mix, which appears to have worked wonders.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters in the US on May 6.