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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now tied for the worst-reviewed movie in the MCU

Stewart Perrie

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now tied for the worst-reviewed movie in the MCU

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While audiences might be lapping up the third film in the Ant-Man franchise, it seems like critics are certainly on the other side of the fence.

The new Marvel Cinematic Universe film dropped in cinemas around the world last week and it's made a huge splash at the box office.

Quantumania already made close to $360 million worldwide after just a few days, so it's clear audiences are keen to see the next instalment in the saga.

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When you have a look at Rotten Tomatoes, the audience score is sitting at a healthy 84 per cent after more than 5,000 reviews from regular folk.

They've called it 'super fun', praised the amazing visual effects, and said it's a strong Marvel movie, especially to launch Phase Five for the MCU.

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However, when you look across at the critics score, it's sitting at a rotten 47 per cent.

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More than 300 experts have given their view on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and the majority aren't finding the fun.

While some gave the movie positive reviews, others called out the film for 'lacking heart' and not really having a strong storyline.

Wendy Ide from the Observer said in her review: "The film’s main asset is Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror: his performance, with its velvet-soft line deliveries and unfathomable, boundless rage, is the magnetic core of this incoherent effects-dump of a movie."

YouTube critic Adam Olinger added: "There is a universe out there where Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a good movie. It ain't this one."

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While Dustin Chase from Galveston Daily News wrote: "Nothing more than a desperate money grab for Marvel, overplaying an already weak minor character, to bide time for the next phase."

With a critics score of 47 per cent, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now tied with 2021's Eternals.

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Credit: Marvel

The Phase Four film was celebrated by some critics for moving away from the typical Marvel cookie-cutter format.

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Eternals relied less on huge special effects and focused more on character development and exploring each character's history.

However, much like Ant-Man, critics ripped in and called it bland, boring, and not enough oomph to get audiences cheering.

The Rotten Tomatoes score for Eternals probably won't change much as it's well out of cinemas.

But, Quantumania has only just landed in theaters, so we could see the official score either fall lower to become the worst reviewed MCU movie in history, or rally and rise back up.

Topics: Film & TV, Marvel, Film and TV

Stewart Perrie
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