‘Ant-Man: Quantumania’ Is The Latest MCU Movie To Get Torched By Bad Reviews

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania poster

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If it wasn’t clear before, it certainly is now: the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in the midst of a funk.

While Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantuamania was meant to represent the exciting first chapter in the franchise’s Phase 5, the reception has been far from positive as the film currently has a 50% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is the second-lowest score in MCU history.

The film is also at the center of some pretty scathing reviews, as some fans believe the film is nothing more than a commercial for the next Avengers movie.

Words like “awful” and “terrible” are frequently tossed around when describing the film.

The reactions to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania have been similar to how films such as Thor: Love and Thunder, Eternals, and Black Widow were received.

During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige said they were going to begin to further space out the time between Disney+ releases, perhaps an acknowledgment that Marvel needs to start focusing on quality instead of quantity again.

Luckily for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its fans, the next film in the franchise will be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which should stem the tide of poor reviews thanks to the steady directorial hand of James Gunn. The problem for Marvel, though, is that Guardians 3 is Gunn’s last project with the studio as he’s now the co-CEO of DC Studios.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will officially hit theaters on Friday, February 17, with showings beginning on Thursday, February 16. In addition to Paul Rudd as Ant-Man/Scott Lang and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, the film stars Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, William Jackson Harper, Katy O’Brian, and Bill Murray.

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