Marvel fans may have had high expectations for the upcoming movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, but the latest Rotten Tomatoes score reveals that the film may not be as successful as the studio’s previous movies.
With a score of only 64% from 39 reviews so far, it’s even lower than Thor: Love and Thunder, which held a score of 89% from 111 reviews. This has led some to speculate that the downfall of Marvel is upon us, and the rise of DC has officially begun.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Gets Negative Reviews From Critics
Marvel has entered Phase 5 with the upcoming release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. As the first film of the new phase, fans have high expectations for the movie, hoping it will set the tone for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, as of now, the initial reviews for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania are not looking good. With only 39 reviews so far, the Rotten Tomatoes score for the movie is 64%. Although the reviews from critics are mixed, the overall consensus leans very much on the negative side.
Roger’s Movie Nation gave Quantumania a score of 1.5/4, indicating a less-than-impressed review. They say that while
“fans will find more in this [than others], it’s just a time-killer, fitfully amusing tedium, [which is] much ado about a lot of microscopic nothing.”
Looper, delivering a score of 4/10, said that the film
“feels less like an actual movie and more an excuse to get to the next movie that itself may or may not feel like an actual movie.”
This is causing some concern among Marvel fans, who had hoped that the film would be a strong start to Phase 5 of the MCU.
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The low Rotten Tomatoes score for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania could have significant implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was supposed to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year. However, the lackluster response from critics could indicate that the movie falls short of expectations.
Fans’ reaction to the Rating of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
The negative reviews for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has led to a range of reactions from fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans are confused and shocked by the turn of events where the most anticipated movie is striving to gain some positive response.
Damn, it‘s even lower than Thor Love and Thunder right now…
— Albert Ismalaj (@IsmalajAlbert) February 14, 2023
Although some fans remain optimistic that the movie will be a success despite the early critical reviews, citing the strength of the franchise and the likability of the characters. Some are even stating that Rotten Tomatoes is not a credible measure of a film’s quality.
Some of my favorite movies and shows received low Rotten Tomatoes scores. 😆
— Nomadic Champion (@NomadicChampion) February 14, 2023
are we really still trusting rotten tomatoes
— grace 🎱 (@rekikinnie) February 14, 2023
Others are disappointed and concerned about the future of the MCU, worrying that the movie’s poor reception could signal a decline in quality for the franchise.
A small but growing number of fans are beginning to believe that directors such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola were onto something when they criticized the Marvel Cinematic Universe and other superhero franchises.
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Scorsese, in particular, has been vocal about his dislike for the franchise, likening it to a theme park experience. With the exit of popular characters like Iron Man and Captain America, some fans argue that the audience’s interest in the movies has waned, providing further credence to Scorsese’s argument that the appeal of the films lies more in the characters than in the movies or actors themselves
Martin Scorsese pic.twitter.com/n7jacLIlCO
— Ravi Ahuja (@RaviAhuja20) February 14, 2023
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However, some fans are using the negative reviews as an opportunity to explore other superhero universes, such as DC, which has been gaining popularity in recent years with films like Joker and The Batman.
How are y’all not in a Marvel burnout yet? It’s DC’s time to shine
— Luis (@Lucius_FoxOP) February 14, 2023
The low Rotten Tomatoes score for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania could be seen as a win for DC, which has been steadily gaining ground on Marvel in recent years.DC has taken a different approach to its movies, with a focus on character development, emotional depth, and more nuanced storytelling.
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With the release of several new DC movies like The Batman and Joker, that take a different approach to storytelling and character development, Marvel may need to adapt to stay competitive.
Regardless of the response, Quantumania is sure to spark a lively debate among superhero fans as it releases in theaters in 2023
The Rotten Tomatoes score for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania may be disappointing for Marvel fans, but it doesn’t necessarily spell the end of the franchise. Marvel has a proven track record of bouncing back from disappointment and delivering blockbuster hits.
However, the low score could be a wake-up call for the studio to take more risks and push the boundaries of what we expect from superhero movies.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit the theatres on February 17, 2023