Followed by a disastrous Phase 4, fans have had huge expectations from Ant-Man 3, which is set to establish phase 5 and phase 6 of the MCU. Fans have been highly anticipating the return of Ant-Man after he joined Avengers against Thanos. However, the good old days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem to have ended with Avengers: Endgame.
The follow-up films, trying to establish the future of the MCU, have resulted in some of the worst Marvel movies. And looking at the initial review of the film, it seems like the threequel for the 2015 film, Ant-Man is also headed on the same path.
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Ant-Man 3 Getting Terrible Reviews
Ant-Man 3 didn’t get off to the good start that either the studio or the fans were hoping for. The initial reviews for the film are out and they do not sound very pleasing. It has turned out to be the second lowest-rated MCU film, getting a 55% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes with 122 reviews. Critics also do not seem to have anything good to say about the film, except for its villain.
While Paul Rudd is given credit for his performance, critics have praised Michelle Pfeiffer and Jonathan Majors for stealing the show. Although Majors does his best for what he is provided, critics did point out that the film is unable to establish his character as the next supervillain of the MCU.
They have called the film “desperate” for its gloom, saying that the film “comes up short in almost every other way that matters.” Many even compared the quantum realm with films like Star Wars, saying, “…enough oogly landscapes and googly creatures to power two Star Wars pictures and half a Dune.”
Others also said that Ant-Man 3 seemed confused if it should be a “crazy comedy or a gritty drama” due to the huge contrast between the “tone and narrative.” The ratings and reviews for Ant-Man 3 have led MCU fans to worry if this is what the studio is planning to serve in the upcoming phases.
Fans seem worried about the MCU, wondering if they’ll get to see movies like the early stages of the MCU or whether the upcoming films will continue to suffer in the future phases as well.
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Fans Concerned For the Future of the MCU
Fans have had a lot of expectations from Ant-Man 3. The first film of Phase 5, which lays the foundation for the future of the MCU, introduces the next supervillain of the cinematic universe and is expected to represent the arc in its lead star as an Avenger, had a lot to live up to. While the trailer did seem to hype the film, its initial reviews had fans worried about the future of the MCU.
Fans have expressed their concern regarding the future of the MCU saying if the first film of Phase 5 is getting terrible reviews, it is hard to imagine what it would be like for the next phases. Many even called it the downfall of the MCU, and the rise of the DCU, as the upcoming DC film, The Flash trailer has received a huge reaction.
"If Phase 5 is like Quantumania, God save us from Phases 6, 7 and 8"
Quantumania's writer is writing Kang Dynasty. 😬😬😬
— Ember (@Cult_of_Ember) February 14, 2023
The theater employee when I ask for a ticket to Ant-Man 3 https://t.co/tMY5Dwb7e6 pic.twitter.com/T8k1O7oFo9
— Sam (@Sam_Snydes) February 14, 2023
Looking up Ant-Man 3 on the review aggregators pic.twitter.com/xCNRhxSF0Z
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) February 14, 2023
These Ant-man 3 reviews are brutal yikes Phase 5 gonna be rough
— Yinkz (@Yinkz10) February 14, 2023
Bro I'm already worried
— Yinkz (@Yinkz10) February 14, 2023
However, some of the fans still have hope for the future of the MCU, as they said that the film could not be as bad as it is said to be. The film is yet to release in theatres. While some seem convinced with the reviews saying that the MCU would never be the same again, others are hoping to get something good out of the threequel.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit the theatres on February 17, 2023.
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