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5 Leadership Quotes and Lessons From Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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I attended the opening of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. In short, there is just a lot going on in this movie. The following is a short synopsis:


A young girl name America Gomez, played by Xochitl Gomez, has the ability to travel from universe to universe. Scarlet Witch, played by the uber-talented Elizabeth Olsen, wishes to capture her and steal her powers. This would enable her to search the multiverse for her two sons first seen in the Disney+ series WandaVision.

Because this would create a convergence of universes and kill billions of people, Dr. Strange sets out to stop her. What ensues is basically Civil War Part 2.

At its core, this film is about the search for love and lasting happiness. More on this in the 5th point listed below.

The film has one useless GD, no hint of sexuality, but as Disney is doing more and more, one offensive scene. Bottom line—it’s worth two hours but I would put this in the Age Of Ultron category. It is an average movie but introduced a lot of characters who will be in future films.

The following are 5 Leadership Quotes and Lessons from Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness:   ***BEWARE Spoilers Ahead***

Everyone Grieves Differently

Much like WandaVision, this movie is about Wanda Maximoff going through the grieving process. She lost the love of her life Vision in Infinity War followed by her two sons in WandaVision. Given an opportunity to have the boys back in her life, she would stop at nothing to do so. If this included taking the life of Gomez, so be it.

There Is A Difference Between Positional Leadership and Influence

Doctor Strange’s name is in the movie’s title but Scarlett Witch is the star of this movie. Wanda Maximoff is simply the most compelling character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not shown in the movie’s previews, Scarlet Witch is the film’s villain and she is outstanding.

The following are some of her best quotes:

  • “Every night, the same dream (being with her sons). Every day, the same nightmare (waking up alone).”
  • “You break the rules and become a hero. I do it and I become the enemy. That doesn’t seem fair.”
  • “I’m not a monster. I’m a mother.”
  • “I was meant to rule everything but I want children.”

They Don’t Build Monuments Of Committees

The best scene in the movie was Scarlet Witch’s battle with The Illuminati. While the audience loved the unveiling of these characters, Maximoff defeated the variants of Reed Richards, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Black Bolt in a decisive and violent manner.

Redemption Is Available For Everyone

Doctor Strange is a flawed hero. Dr. Christine Palmer, Strange’s former love played by Rachel McAdams, told him, “You have to always be the one holding the knife.  I could respect you for it but I could not love you for it.” Mordo said to Strange later on, “The greatest threat to our universe is you.” However, Strange proved himself trustworthy by the film’s end. He concluded, “Just because someone stumbles and loses their way doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.”