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Viewers Think Doctor Strange 2 Was Far Too Dark For Its Age Rating

Charisa Bossinakis

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Viewers Think Doctor Strange 2 Was Far Too Dark For Its Age Rating

Loads of people have come out of watching Marvel’s latest flick, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, feeling feel it was darker and scarier than its age rating.

The action-adventure film received a 12A rating ahead of its release, but fans have taken to Twitter to say the movie was a lot more mature than they anticipated.

One person wrote: “How the hell was Morbius a 15 and Doctor Strange a 12A? Strange was far worse, jumped more times than I care to admit."

Another fan commented: “Just finished watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and I need a nap.

“I’m also slightly disturbed at what can pass through as a 12A rating nowadays too, but maybe that’s me being a bit of a granny.”

A third person wrote: “Just watched #DoctorStrange… not sure how they’ve rated that 12A. Just about shat myself!”

While another revealed that their friend's child was 'petrified' after seeing the movie.

Entertainment website Mashable also wrote that while the film isn’t ‘pure horror’, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness definitely contains a few graphic sequences that are not kid-friendly.

Mashable writer Adam Rosenberg said: “Most of it is plain, old unsettling imagery, but there's a healthy amount of gore that's not the immediate result of onscreen violence and more than one jump scare.”

Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Alamy
Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Alamy

Look, if there are more than a few jump scares, you’ll definitely find me on the ceiling.

He also said the flick was a ‘massive step away’ from previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which are more suitable for all ages.

Despite the superhero film’s questionable age rating, the Doctor Strange sequel enjoyed a very successful opening weekend at the box office, generating more than US$185 million domestically, according to Disney.

CNN Business also reports the movie had the 11th biggest opening in domestic box office history.

While speaking to The Washington Post, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the titular role, said the film is taken to new heights with its dimension-hopping plot that intertwines many universes.

“This is a very crowded marquee with a lot of characters and a lot of plot, a lot of story, especially because we properly explore the multiverse in this one,” he said.

“The complexities and layers of that mean yes, it’s a stand-alone feature with my character’s name in the title, but it’s not all about him.”

Featured Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Alamy

Topics: Marvel, TV and Film, News

Charisa Bossinakis
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