‘Quantumania is Marvel’s Star Wars’
Journalists have already had the opportunity to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania verify. The ambitious beginning of phase 5 of the MCU, a new beginning for Marvel, with a worthy successor to Thanos. At least that’s what the trailers promised. But can the movie live up to those expectations? The first reactions from the reviewers are already here.
Marvel worked in the previous decade. Avengers Endgame to an unprecedented climax. An ending the likes of which Hollywood has never seen before, resulting in the final position as the greatest film of all time. That James Cameron danced about it a bit later with Titanic It didn’t spoil the fun.
Marvel stumbles into Phase 4
Meanwhile, we’re more than three years later, and Marvel lacks the focus that characterized the MCU. Thanos was the common thread throughout the movies, whether we were presented with an adventure with Thor or with the Guardians of the Galaxy. After End of the game it lacks that urgency, and the MCU sometimes feels like loose sand. As if Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige was watching too.
In fact, Marvel Studios has never had such bad reviews as in phase 4. The two Marvel movies with the lowest Rotten Tomatoes ratings in MCU history came out during phase 4. So we are talking about eternal (47 percent) one Thor: Love and Thunder (64 percent).
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Of pressure for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania it is so huge. The movie begins on February 15. phase 5 from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new chapter, with finally another full-scale climax to work from.
Then we’re talking about Kang the Conqueror, the villain played by Jonathan Majors who makes Thanos look like child’s play. He will make his big screen debut in Quantumand will come to dominate the MCU for years to come, with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty as a spectacular finale in 2025.
Avengers movie with Ant-Man jacket
Before that, Kang will face Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, for the first time. In other words, Ant-Man. The smallest Avengers in history. Together with The Wasp, Hank Pym, Janet van Dyne and her daughter (a future superheroine) they will have to save the world. The third film in the Ant-Man trilogy is much more ambitious than its predecessors, director Peyton Reed recently promised: “People were like, Oh, these are good palate cleansers after a giant Avengers movie,” Reed said. . “For this third one, I said, ‘I don’t want to be the palate cleanser anymore. I want to be the big Avengers movie.’” In other words, you get an explosive Avengers movie, complete with an Ant-Man jacket.
You won’t hear us complain, but how does it take Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania outside? Critics won’t be able to post their full reviews until next week, but journalists have already had a chance to see the latest Marvel movie. Do not expect in-depth analysis yet, but the first reactions have already appeared on social networks.
Critics’ first reactions
Marvel Studios kicks phase 5 from the armored MCU? You can find out below, as we have the first reactions from critics. Quantum listed for you. Please note: the first reactions are almost always much more positive than the final reviews. Only when the embargo has been lifted can we really start comparing scores. However, it’s surprising how appreciative people are. In fact, several journalists mention it. Quantum even all of Marvel’s Star Wars. Look, we’re on it. Until February 15!
The best Star Wars movie since 2018 is #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. It’s a grand sci-fi adventure with some gorgeous worldbuilding that feels almost little different from Marvel in how much worldbuilding there is. But it has humor, heart, Kang rules completely and Michelle Pfeiffer steals it. pic.twitter.com/vRO2Poko2s
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) February 7, 2023
#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania it is a splendid visual feast. The best of the @Ant Man movies, complete with humor, heart, and the link to the Kang dynasty we’ve been waiting for. #jonathanmajors It is on fire & #kathrynnewton is a dancer in her wonderful debut. February 17th she can’t come soon enough. pic.twitter.com/3nKfRSIpJQ
—Jana Seitzer (@whiskynsunshine) February 7, 2023
PHASE 5 BEGAN! The new #Ant Man The movie is like a psychedelic roller coaster full of scary and hilarious weirdness, plus a VERY menacing Kang. Big STAR WARS vibes meet the MCU at its weirdest and most inventive. MODOK is in a riot, but Jonathan Majors conquers. I loved the ride! pic.twitter.com/gdJqHld3rT
—Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 7, 2023
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA… trying to imagine a Marvel newbie, “one ticket please,” then gets two hours of talk about variants and multiverses. Jonathan Majors is great as Kang and for a good part of the movie, Michelle Pfeiffer is the main character, which is amazing.
—Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 7, 2023
as promised #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania it’s a great movie that carries a ton of franchise weight. Exciting threads created. Infinite visual effects. Ragnarok-ish (not so good). But that family dynamic is always wonderful. She loved Pfeiffer and Newton.
Full review soon.
— Victor Lucas (@Victor_Lucas) February 7, 2023
#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania has way too much going on — it’s tough to connect emotionally to any of it. Jonathan Majors’ Kang is a charismatic, intense baddy and visually awesome, but the threat he represents is too abstract. Review @CNET on Feb. 14. pic.twitter.com/42bDJobRgc
— Sean Keane (@SpectacularSean) February 7, 2023
#Ant Man It was good. Neither excellent nor terrible. The story worked but the plot had some holes.
Journey to Center of Earth/Land of the Lost/Star Wars mix.
Key is going into it (and the MCU movies, in general) not expecting it to be Infinity War.#Kang it’s going to be a lot of fun. pic.twitter.com/MvZXN8TQCM
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) February 7, 2023
After a frustratingly tough act 1, #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania it finally gets going, only to end where this story should have started. While the outside stakes are clear and weighty, the emotional boost felt light (and the lightness even lighter). With that said, Jonathan Majors rules. pic.twitter.com/qpZeKTgdUd
—Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) February 7, 2023
So, #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania it’s the closest Marvel has gotten to a Star Wars movie, with little Rick and Morty touches. It’s not all working out, but hints of what’s to come with Kang have me intrigued. Jonathan Majors is solid, with Kathryn Newton being the best in the show. pic.twitter.com/uyrVUaQmFR
—Joey Magidson (@JoeyMagidson) February 7, 2023
#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania is a great start to Marvel’s Phase 5 and is well received after the bittersweet Phase 4. Best Movie of the #Ant Man trilogy. I did not like #growl a lot, but I loved every scene of Jonathan Majors as #KangElConquistador. It has 2 post-credits scenes. ?✌️ pic.twitter.com/ICQSiqpDUS
— The Geek Office (@LaOficinaGeek) February 7, 2023
I had an absolute blast watching #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. Creative, irresistibly energetic, and packed with great action sequences. Welcome Jonathan Majors, such a bad guy. The effects are magnificent. pic.twitter.com/KdVB7qvl2E
— Jazz Tangcay (@jazzt) February 7, 2023
#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania it’s basically Peyton Reed’s unproduced Star Wars movie, but you know, with Ant-Man.
—Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) February 7, 2023
I had a great time with #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania Paul Rudd has never been better and Jonathan Majors effortlessly conquers every second of screen time he gets, BUT the real star of the movie is Jeff Loveness’ script: a reminder of just how beautifully weird and mysterious the MCU remains. pic.twitter.com/MYoL6WPlmU
— Dempsey Pillot (@DempseyPillot) February 7, 2023
Jonathan Majors is a force in #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. She’s compelling, chilling, and already giving a top-notch performance. I love the complexity that he brings to Kang with literally one look. MCU really won with this casting pic.twitter.com/4W8VCLGFBv
—Nora Dominick (@noradominick) February 7, 2023
I think my favorite part of #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania it was the dynamic between Scott and Cassie. Every time he calls her “peanut” I just want to cry. Please do 10 more solo one-shots of him catching up on her birthdays. pic.twitter.com/CJYPfropRy
—Andi Ortiz (@ReallyAndi) February 7, 2023
There comes a point where all franchises have to get weird, and the MCU has done just that with #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. Like all of his other roles, Jonathan Majors remains endlessly attractive. ?? pic.twitter.com/cxWEcoKTze
—Brian Davids (@PickYourBrian) February 7, 2023
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Initial Critical Reactions: ‘Quantumania Is Marvel’s Star Wars’