Disney+ and Marvel give us a behind-the-scenes look at all of the work that went into making “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” happen in the latest documentary from its “Assembled” series. We see the team’s original plans, how they adapted once Covid hit and restrictions were put in place and how the crew built a replica of New York City in London because they couldn’t film in the originally selected location.
This version of “Assembled” starts very differently as it has Bruce Campbell introducing segments of it. While it certainly gives the documentary more of a docu-series feel, similar to “Unsolved Mysteries” than a traditional documentary feel, it’s definitely kind of weird. Bruce Campbell is known for his appearances in Sam Raimi films, so it makes sense he would appear in the documentary that looks behind a Sam Raimi film, especially given that Raimi is interviewed in the documentary. I’m glad they took a chance with this style, but I don’t want to see too many more like this. If it makes sense, do it. If it doesn’t, don’t force it.
These “Assembled” documentaries do a great job of showing us the hard work that goes into Marvel movies. With so many directors deciding to dunk on Marvel right now, it’s nice to see something that shows the hard work that goes into films that we find entertaining. These people in stunts, costuming, choreography and other departments deserve the spotlight for what they do and I’m always happy to watch a documentary like this and see what they’ve got going.
I actually enjoyed this documentary more than I did the movie, “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” It was a solid movie, but a little meh compared to others in the MCU. But, this was a fun documentary that may increase my appreciation of the film going forward. I like these documentaries and I can’t wait for the next one.
Ranking: 3.5 stars
What did you think of “Assembled: The Making of Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?”