Things are not looking good for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s Rotten Tomatoes ranking as it stands to have MCU’s second Rotten rating. To be fair, the audience score seems to be good so far, at 84%. If some wonder why there’s already an audience score, it’s because the movie has already been out in other countries for a couple of days now.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is Marvel’s first project for Phase 5. So, there are a lot of expectations about the film. It holds a lot of weight, and many wonder if Marvel can keep up.
But as we have reported yesterday, critics haven’t been really easy on MCU’s latest entry. As of writing this article, it already has 48%, whereas yesterday, it was 54%. In comparison, Eternals has rested at 47%, which is currently ranked as the worst MCU film to date.
At this point, Ant-Man 3 is now considered the second worst, and there’s the possibility that things can still get even worse. Ant-Man 3’s first weekend just started.
Ant-Man 3 Has Gotten Its Second Rotten Ranking
Eternals had 400+ reviews, and Ant-Man 3 just passed that halfway point. So, for sure, we should be expecting more reviews coming in.
Based on the ones already posted, the problem seems to lie that it’s trying to do too many things in a short amount of time. Other than it being a film that is the third act of a trilogy, it is also laying down the foundation of Phases 5 and 6. As I said earlier, this film had a lot going for it. Rotten Tomatoes posted in their Critics’ Consensus:
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania mostly lacks the spark of fun that elevated earlier adventures, but Jonathan Majors’ Kang is a thrilling villain poised to alter the course of the MCU.
Many criticize the film for the plot. I do understand this. Critics are there to look at every aspect of the film. And the plot is the most important one of all. But there are movies where you just go and watch to have fun. And from what I’m getting, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania seems to be that. It’s there for you to enjoy and have a nice time. It’s not there to compete at the Oscars.
Although not all is bad with the reviews. Based on some positive critic reviews, the film is still fun to watch, and it is just a spectacle to see it on the big screen. And as we’ve said before, Jonathan Majors as Kang is a wonderful addition to the MCU. He stands out whenever he is on screen.
Ant-Man 3 Can Still Get Audience Approval
And the majority of the audience who reviewed the film had a lot of positive things to say about it. Some are saying that this is the film that wonderfully sets up Phase 5, which is what Marvel is trying to do. Some of the audience even loved MODOK, which many were worried about.
Yes, the movie is marked by bad critic reviews, but the important part is that the audience loves it. Remember, critics are there to criticize the film. The general audience is what matters.
Thor: Love and Thunder was Marvel’s previous entry and had bad reviews too. It still earned $760 million at the box office, which is good and could potentially get another sequel.
With that said, Ant-Man 3 could still perform well, regardless of the critic reviews. What Marvel has, which not a lot of studios can say, is its big fanbase. And some of them will watch the movie regardless of reviews, just to even see how it all connects to the MCU.
Will you still watch Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania even though it got a Rotten rating? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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