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There is no doubt Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is one of – otherwise most — disturbing releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. That is, indeed, one of the reasons we love it – but a parent’s guide on the film’s IMDb page highlights just how subjective horror can really be.
Under a list of scary and intense scenes, which are numerous in the film, a song on ice sung by two children is among the very bloody descriptions. This was quickly spotted by a Reddit user and posted to the r/MarvelStudios subreddit.
The warning reads as follows:
“There is a song 2 children [sing] about the very quirky ice cream halfway through the movie. It can be scary and disturbing for viewers.
We double-checked the IMDb page for ourselves, just to make sure it wasn’t a case of karma-farming or a joke, and of course, the warning does appear on the movie’s parental guide.
The song itself is innocent enough, with the lyrics reflecting thus:
“We love ice cream, like any kid should. // And if we get ice cream, we promise to be good.
However, it’s arguably the context of the scene that makes it at least heartbreaking, if not frightening. You see, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, AKA Scarlet Witch, possesses an alternate version of herself during the scene. The Earth-616 Wanda, who hailed from the MCU and who we’ve followed as a character throughout Wanda Visionhas no children herself, but yearns for Billy and Tommy who turned out to be an illusion on the aforementioned Disney Plus show.
An alternate universe version of herself has Billy and Tommy in her life, so Earth-616 Wanda possesses Earth-838 Wanda – in a spell known as dreamwalking – in order to connect with her children again. that she once thought were long lost. That’s when the kids sing her the silly song about tailoring.
We suspect another “disturbing” aspect may be the children singing the “wrong” song, as the disclaimer notes.
“Thank goodness someone is doing their part to protect our children from false singing,” one Reddit user replied sarcastically.
Another fan replied that he couldn’t wait for someone to legitimately make the song a banger by incorporating an auto tune. Make us proud, T-Pain.
For one user, somehow, if the song was about disemboweling and sacrifice, it would fit right in with the rest of the movie. But the fact that it’s ice cream makes it shocking enough to warrant becoming the parent’s guide.
The ice cream song question in Multiverse of Madness is apparently so resonant, people are still talking about it to this day on Twitter, despite the movie hitting theaters over a month ago.
One fan called the song “the scariest thing” in the multiverse.
Another Twitter user pointed out, as much as we’d hate to admit it, that kids singing discordant songs over frozen desserts are “the exact shit kids do irl.”
Did we mention that roasting how totally inconsistent the kids’ tone is in the song is also trending on TikTok? Now you know.
The Google Forms adaptation of the song slaps too.
In case you’re wondering who’s responsible for bringing this monstrosity of a song into the world, it’s none other than four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman. We Got This Covered reported on the disturbing development last month, noting: “One of the most lauded composers of his generation poured time and effort into an incredibly silly ode to ice cream, which left many in the crowd gathered in the hope that Wanda would turn them into spaghetti the moment Billy and Tommy Maximoff hit the chorus.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in theaters now.