Rotten Tomatoes’ Quantumania has a disappointing start for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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As the MCU’s first Phase 5 film, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania hopes to make an impact, but its Rotten Tomatoes rating has initially raised some questions. The 31st installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man 3, will put Team Ant-Man against Kang the Conqueror, the most recent major antagonist. Expectations are through the ceiling in the Multiversal, despite the fact that this film is mostly about Ant-Man and serves as a precursor to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in 2025. The early reviews for Ant-Man 3 received a variety of responses from critics, some of whom praised it as the finest Ant-Man movie yet while others felt it was overstuffed and not much more than a filler.

Quantumania in Ant-Man and the Wasp Receives Mixed Reviews

One of the lowest scores in MCU history, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania presently has a 63% Tomatometer score from 70 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The November 2021 release of Phase 4’s Eternals received a 59% opening rating before going on to earn one of the lowest box office totals in Marvel Studios history. Reviews for Quantumania have generally been unfavourable, with many believing that the film’s MCU connections and shallow emotional plot held it behind. Inverse stated in their review that Quantumania is utterly eclipsed by the grand MCU story and feels more like “a building brick” than a movie, with “three movies fighting for screentime”:

“The issue with “Quantumania” is that it is a building block rather than a film. Within “Quantumania,” there are three films vying for attention: Scott and Cassie’s father-daughter tale; Janet van Dyne’s suppressed guilt over Kang’s origins; and the Quantum Realm’s protracted struggle to topple the oppressive Kang. However, they are all overshadowed by the MCU as a whole. The end result is an overstuffed, undercooked action film that seems to be a pale imitation of better pulpy adventure sendups that came before it.”

The Playlist stated that Ant-Man 3 “is hardly a bomb,” but while discussing the film as a whole, they used words like “sub-par” and “unremarkable”:

“Not all of “Quantumania” is bad, exactly. Kathryn Newton is a welcome addition, and Paul Rudd can’t help but improve mediocre material, even if it’s not as funny or entertaining as usual. Quantumania is shockingly unremarkable in all other respects.”

According to Rolling Stone, this film is “merely killing time,” and unless something innovative happens, fans may have to “simply keep enduring overly familiar, frustrating placeholders” like this one:

“Given the most recent episodes of their superhero soap opera, the powers that be even seem a little worn out by all of it. The powers that be have several years’ worth of plot planned out. Casual moviegoers and deeply committed fans may simply have to keep suffering through overly familiar, frustrating placeholders like this until some sort of creative second wind blows in. The plot of “Quantumania” centres on a formidable antagonist who desires to master time. The movie itself is just a way to pass the time.”

Even while not all of the Ant-Man 3 reviews were unfavourable, witnessing this kind of response is undoubtedly reason for concern as the MCU develops. The majority of these critiques portray Ant-Man 3 as more or less a filler film that was mainly made to introduce Kang, who would undoubtedly play a significant part in the Multiverse Saga films. Even though the film’s VFX crew claims that some of the significant usage of CGI for the Quantum Realm content could not have been avoided, many have criticised this threequel for it.

However, despite this setback, Paul Rudd and Jonathan Majors’ allegedly stellar performances make the film worthwhile to see, following the MCU’s tradition of strong character depictions. Marvel is notorious for investing its all into casting for each new release, and it looks that this strategy has paid out once again with Ant-Man 3 as critics applaud the casting efforts. Ant-Man 3 may still be a film that does better with the general audience than it did with critics, despite the fact that these reviews raise some concerns for the MCU as it is right now.

Additionally, the movie has two post-credits scenes that have already been hailed as MCU “game-changers.” Comparing this film to Eternals, it may follow the same path as its Multiverse Saga companion, where fans favour the elements of the plot that Marvel contributes, despite the disappointment of reviewers. Only time will tell what transpires with the MCU’s upcoming significant narrative development.

On Friday, February 17, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania makes its theatrical premiere.

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