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Is the Rotten Tomatoes Score for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Warranted?

For thirteen years and a whopping 31 installments, Marvel Studios had avoided having a single rotten movie on Rotten Tomatoes, even with the mediocre storylines of Thor: The Dark World, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain Marvel. But then Eternals became the first MCU film to garner a rotten score (47%), a score that I still disagree with to this day. Sure, Eternals wasn’t the best superhero movie ever made but it sought to tell a story that felt different and unique, and ultimately, Chloe Zhao did just that.

Now, over a year later, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the second film in this ever-growing franchise to garner a rotten score, (also 47%), a sign that must be worrying for Kevin Feige and the rest of the producers of the franchise. What is most jarring is the ultimate response from the audience who have given the film a pleasing 84% score instead. So why is there such a disconnect between casual moviegoers and critics? And is this score warranted? Well, let’s look at the film’s flaws.

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My Reaction to ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

Well, I’ve just come back from seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and I have thoughts…oh, so many thoughts. First off, it’s almost necessary to see this movie on IMAX. Its visually stimulating CGI-fest of world-building is utterly transcendent in that format, allowing you to become immersed in every minute, incredibly fascinating detail. Plus, the sound design is incredible.

Secondly, it took Thanos ten years to become a character I was excited about. This is only Majors’ second appearance as Kang but he’s constantly stealing the show. His performance in this movie is top-tier, delivering a powerful, thoughtful, almost Vader-like presence that makes you pay attention when he’s onscreen. Unfortunately, the story ultimately nerfs him because he’s so incredibly powerful that if he was really at his top game Ant-Man and co. would be toast in minutes. I found that somewhat disappointing.

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We’re One Week Away from ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’!

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the beginning of Phase 5, is just a week away. The thought is honestly mindboggling. As someone who has still not quite moved on from the greatness of Wakanda Forever, it feels almost startling that we’re on the verge of seeing yet another chapter in this growing franchise.

What makes this film so exciting is its major implications for the franchise moving forward.

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Gets a Fun but Ominous Teaser Trailer

In a couple of weeks, the final movie of the MCU’s Phase 4 will be here: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. And that means it’s time to look ahead to the following slate of Marvel films coming our way.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the first film of Phase 5 and it undoubtedly looks like it will be the best Ant-Man movie of the trilogy with a thrilling and awe-inspiring first trailer. Here it is.

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A Bold Prediction: Hank Pym Is Going to Die in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

After Ant-Man and the Wasp only did so-so at the box office and came across as a fun but mediocre sequel it seemed like we wouldn’t be getting an Ant-Man trilogy…but we are, and the hype is real after realizing just the impact Kang the Conqueror could have on the film.

Considering that Kang the Conqueror will be the antagonist in that movie I think it’s safe to bet that someone is going to die in that movie. I mean, Kang is one of the toughest Marvel villains. In fact, he’s more dangerous than Thanos! A villain like that is only going to inspire true respect from the fandom if he’s catching bodies along the way.

So, who is the most expendable in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, will impact the characters greatly, and will let us appreciate Kang’s power in the same way that we appreciate Thanos? Kang will probably kill Hank Pym.

Michael Douglas Confirms He'll Return as Hank Pym in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP —  GeekTyrant

Hank is a prominent figure in the Ant-Man story. He’s Scott’s often-grumpy mentor, Hope’s father and only parent for over twenty years, and he was once a superhero. Killing him off after Hope just had her family reunited would be devastating and would instantly change the tone of the film, resulting in a far more serious third Ant-Man movie.

Do you think anyone should die in Quantumania? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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