Fans appreciate Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania more than the critics

The audience score for Ant-Man 3 poses an interesting question after critics labeled the project as one of the worst MCU movies to date.

Popular review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes serves as a platform that many moviegoers use to help them choose what movie to watch next. But in the case of the recently released Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, the audience, and critics seem to be split.

Critics and audiences have different criteria and that's fine

The first movie in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe for 2023 and Phase 5, managed to create a massive divide in the community, with more than half of the critics rating it as "rotten”. They have pointed out a lack of character focus and humor, copying traits of other MCU movies, and an underwhelming script that focuses more on setting up future movies instead of carving out the identity and story of the project.

However, audiences don't appear to care about that 48% critic’s score and 5.6 rating at the moment. With more than 3,000 verified ratings, the movie has managed to amass an 84% audience score. This, then, begs the question, how many critical reviews posted before the theatrical release of the project has affected ‌box office turnout? One thing critics and ‌fans agree on is the performance of Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.

Marvel's newest live-action supervillain might be the reason the opening of Phase 5 has captivated Marvel enthusiasts as it has successfully depicted a character that is worthy of being the opponent of Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The introduction of the villain MODOK whose outlook is very comic book accurate also signals that the goal of this project was to prepare for the future.

The critics and reviews might not latch on to that, but according to the audience, there is some fun to be had to watch this movie. So much so that Marvel is reportedly already having internal talks about Ant-Man 4. Peyton Reed, the director behind the franchise, has already teased a MODOK connection that should leave fans curious, and lifting the social media embargo shows the team's confidence in the project.

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