Associating pop elements of considerable fame and success with conspiracy theories has become frequent. And this time it’s the turn of Marvel’s latest hit. Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness Sam Raimi, apparently it is purpose of some disturbing comments on discussion forums. Cause? The idea that a twisted multiverse story could be more than a game of weights on reality. And this, in particular, may be due to “satanic propaganda”.
All this arose from a discussion in the r/MarvelStudio subreddit of the Reddit platform. in a thread discussion, user u/Future_Author included a movie poster and his concerns about it. In particular, he asked the rest of the fans if there will be a sequel Doctor Strange it was some kind of satanic propaganda. The discussion, which began as a tasteless joke, eventually opened up several topics about cultural paranoia. Which, of course, included a review of the well-known topic of “satanic panic”. The version about the collective, directly related to the perception of evil and its symbols in popular culture.
Of course, Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness – with a dark tone, witches and wizards are the perfect item for speculation. In fact, everything a thread This is due to the debate about which elements in the film are “satanic” and which are not. And while most of the answers make it clear that Reddit users are aware of the consequences of the satanic panic, conversation gets in the way. In fact, after all, some users insist on being mindful of the wave of similar allegations that swept across North America in the 1980s. An effect that is repeated today under different ideas.
Fear of the unknown Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madnessin the midst of debate
Of course, Raimi’s film is not the first nor the last product of recent times accused of making dark “connections” with unknown forces. From role play Dungeons and dragons, The Smurfs , Pokemonbefore Harry Potter. The assertion that events of interest to popular culture can have mystical and enigmatic double discourse consequences is a common one..
In fact, in the last season weird things , the question was analyzed in an interesting way. Taking the role-playing club as its starting point, the plot of the series, in all its disturbing power, shows mass hysteria. And, in fact, one of the narrative threads that needs to be resolved in the last few episodes involves a rambunctious crowd of Hawkins fueled by hysterical zeal. A point that contextualizes the argument beyond its cinematic or musical references.
The satanic panic had a bewildering effect that sparked a wave of allegations of “Satanism” in the US in the 1980s: various games, and even movies, allegedly caused a series of ritual abuses. All (of course) related to Satanism. The effect began with the publication in 1980 of the book Michelle rememberspsychiatrist Lawrence Pazder. The text, which talked about “hidden memories” of patients related to abuse and mistreatment by satanic cults, caused a sensation. But it also set off a wave of paranoia that lasted for the better part of a decade.
It was a mass event that even led to arrests and investigations. In the end, they were all justified, but the moral panic caused by satanic occult material theory in pop culture, still fuels conspiracy theories. Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness seems to be the latest incarnation of this phenomenon. Especially when the plot of the film hints at all sorts of phenomena associated with “evil”. An issue that caused debate and concern in the 1980s related to the ability of the “devil” to influence the masses.
Movie Marvel vs. Conservatives
Of course, Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness he provoked conservative groups with his strange moral approach. In fact, in a threadThere are mixed opinions on Reddit, although most of them reflect distrust. But the very fact that the debate resembles a satanic panic is symptomatic of the cultural wounds that are still being discussed in North America.
In the end, a group of platform commentators made it clear that it was all about exaggerated and absurd interpretations. All in all, the turn – well known and disturbing – in the approach to pop culture analysis is surprising.
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