Eternals is the only movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a sub-50% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Two years later, it's still the lone MCU movie with the said unenviable distinction. But, if the latest Paul Rudd-led outing continues to pull in the same subpar reviews from critics, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania could make it a twosome.
At the moment, Ant-Man 3 has a 53% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it the second-worst MCU film of all time. Things can still change as more critics publish their thoughts on the upcoming MCU film.
However, we doubt that a handful of reviews can push the movie's review score enough to come close to last year's Thor: Love and Thunder, which was the "worst" Thor movie with a 64% review score.
With that said, here's a round-up of the notable reviews on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
- ComicBook.com - 4/5
- Associated Press - 2.5/4
- IGN - 7/10
- Digital Spy - 3/5
- ScreenCrush - 6/10
- Slant Magazine - 1.5/4
- Washington Post - 1.5/4
Ant-Man 3 was always going to find itself in a tough spot. On one hand, the MCU has a history of delivering when it comes to threequels. From Iron Man 3 to Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel has proven that the third time is indeed the charm when it comes to superhero outings.
However, with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the film needed to set up Paul Rudd's Ant-Man as the star of the MCU while also introducing the cinematic universe's next big baddie, Kang the Conqueror, and ushering in the fifth phase of the Multiverse Saga.
The problem with this is that a single movie isn't enough to accomplish so much, extended runtimes be damned. Not to mention, Ant-Man 3 also featured Kathryn Newton's Cassie Lang, who'll take up the mantle in a future Young Avengers film.
For what it's worth, the Ant-Man trilogy closer appears to have established Kang as a much bigger threat than Thanos. Now that audiences know just how dangerous Kang is, his ever-looming shadow will continue to tower over the future of the MCU ahead of the premieres of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars on May 2, 2025, and May 1, 2026, respectively.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be available to watch in theaters globally, including in China, on February 17.