Where does Doctor Strange 2 land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Matt & Ashley

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

This movie hits the ground running, and doesn’t let up. Ashley & Matt really enjoyed the madness of this multiverse journey.

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Renato Vieira

Banana Meter Rating: 94%

A true Sam Raimi flick, with great horror, excitement and emotion. Which shakes up the MCU in a brilliant way giving us the creepiest and goriest we have seen. The fast pacing works extremely well with the narrative and never lets go of you.

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Ricardo Santana

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Not only is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness a compelling narrative of regret & temptation, it’s a phantasmagorical expansion of the MCU ONLY Sam Raimi could deliver. A psychedelic horror-adventure so incredibly imaginative it redefines the possibilities of fantasy filmmaking

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Ruth Maramis

Banana Meter Rating: 45%

The multiverse concept is discombobulating enough as it is, so when so many things are hurled together at maddening speed, it can be pretty exhausting. Despite some good performances, especially Elizabeth Olsen’s, this MCU movie isn’t one I’m keen on revisiting anytime soon.

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Brian Skutle

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

Sam Raimi manages to balance the spectacle of a horrific trip through the multiverse with a story about confronting our own worst tendencies, which can result in seismic reverberations through the galaxy. This is a visually rich, scary and entertaining ride as only Raimi can deliver.

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Ryan Wardak

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Plot sacrificed for visual FX. While Raimi’s horror adjacent direction gives this MCU entry a unique aesthetic when compared to a typical superhero movie, it isn’t enough to carry the story and the wandering plot.

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Dom Fisher

Banana Meter Rating: 76%

Sam Raimi’s otherworldly paths, constructed in a funhouse made of more disposable buzz than intriguing mirrors, become more exhausting than exciting when all the sharks are jumped.

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Josh Barton

Banana Meter Rating: 78%

Sam Raimi delivers an absolutely wicked joyride through the Multiverse Of Madness, his horror roots shining through on more than one occasion. Believe me, his fingerprints are all over this! The story has its flaws but there’s so much to dive deep into on multiple viewings.

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Paul Klein

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Ultimately, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is a visual treat. It’s a film that knows the demands of its fanbase—and promptly delivers on its promise. Whether it makes good on what the audience needs, however, is pretty much up in the air.

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Ryan Wardak

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Plot sacrificed for visual FX. While Raimi’s horror adjacent direction gives this MCU entry a unique aesthetic when compared to a typical superhero movie, it isn’t enough to carry the story and the wandering plot.

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Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

While not without its issues, Mutliverse of Madness ends up being the most unique MCU entry yet, thanks to Sam Raimi’s distinctive direction and its foray into the horror genre. Might be divisive, but still a lot of fun nonetheless.

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Michael Thomas

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Multiverse of Madness is a fun albeit basic adventure flick that’s better viewed as the WandaVision finale than a proper Doctor Strange film.

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Gary Cruise

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

A superb sequel that manages to outdo the first Strange movie whilst providing a fantastic first horror movie for the MCU. Whilst it does have its flaws, they never get in the way of this being a fun popcorn horror flick boasting the unmistakable Raimi style, big scale action scenes, mind blowing cameos, an incredible Elfman score and a terrific cast with a scene stealing performance from Olsen. 

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Benjamin Miller

Banana Meter Rating: 57%

Elizabeth Olsen gives one of the best performances in the history of the MCU. Unfortunately, it comes in a muddled film with too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough narrative focus to be enjoyable.

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Amanda Guarragi

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

It’s a film that has two conflicting ideas and it seems like certain elements were placed there out of convenience. If it weren’t for Sam Raimi’s style and love for horror then this wouldn’t have been enjoyable. On the surface, it’s a very fun, chaotic, and interesting movie, but once you dive into the character arcs, that’s where it falters.

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Tina Kakadelis

Banana Meter Rating: 35%

The MCU is cinematic fast food and that’s fine. Sometimes, a McDonald’s burger sounds like the best thing in the world, but it cannot sustain you.

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James Y. Lee

Banana Meter Rating: 58%

A film that, much like its multiversal premise, features clashing worlds — between Sam Raimi’s funhouse, campy horror aesthetic and enthralling visual style, and the MCU’s now-recognizeably standardized use of story structure and emotional beats. For a film that features “Madness” in its tite, the ways this film uses the multiverse to explore its lead characters never seems to go far enough, even if the final product is deeply entertaining.

Jack Lautaret

Banana Meter Rating: 87%

Doctor Strange in the Mulvierse of Madness is overall a really pleasant experience and solid project in the MCU. The performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen are fantastic and the direction from Sam Raimi is excellent. I have issues with the script but believe that is this a brilliant look at grief and the pursuit of happiness. A really intense adventure with the Doctor.

Gavin Spoors

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

Even with a shoddy plot and terrible dialogue, Raimi’s direction makes Doctor Strange’s latest adventure an absolute blast. It’s violent, spooky, funny, and endlessly entertaining.

Beatrice Copland

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

A mixed bag. As Dr. Strange attempts to keep multiverse-hopping America Chavez out of the hands of Wanda Maximoff, there’s plenty to enjoy. Sam Raimi’s horror elements provide a new MCU experience but Wanda gets done real dirty.

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