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‘Rough act 1’: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania early reaction praise Kang the Conqueror, compare MCU threequel to Star Wars & more

‘Rough act 1’: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania early reaction praise Kang the Conqueror, compare MCU threequel to Star Wars & more

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is being hailed as the best entry in Phase 5 packed with immense world-building to kick off the multiverse saga alongside Kang, the character played by Jonathan Majors which continues to attract the most praise in early social media reviews. With the world premiere of Ant-Man 3 wrapped up – critics are sharing their reactions to Peyton Reed‘s threequel MCU title by calling it a mature Marvel movie with balanced comedy and heart. Yet, some also say it sadly misses the mark as it kicks off with a filler-Esque opening act.

The third installment from the sci-fi franchise has surprisingly delivered an eventful space opera more on the lines of MCU’s Ant-Man meets Star Wars, according to several critics like BSL. But it also delves into pivotal arcs like Scott (Paul Rudd) & Cassie Lang’s (Kathryn Newton) father-daughter story among other heartwarming aspects that the franchise is known for. Nonetheless, it seems like Quantumania will be the first Phase 5 movie to tease Kang’s future implications to the MCU, similar to the hints in early Avengers movies teasing the Mad Titan’s wrath.

While MCU fans are delighted by the sheer hype from positive reviews, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has still been called out by many for starting off iffy. As film critic Courtney Howard put it, “After a frustratingly rough act 1” Ant-Man 3 picks up the phase to remind audiences of the higher stakes that come from Ant-Man’s heist mission to recover a valued item for Kang in the Quantum Realm. Luckily, the thrilling “psychedelic” visuals coupled with riveting action sequences like Ant-Man’s final fight with Kang could assure a strong opening at the box office in the next week of February.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania meets Star Wars, noted several critics in early reaction

Several journalists also spoke highly of the two post-credits scenes in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania so readers are advised to sit through the end. There appear to be fewer lighthearted comedic moments, unlike the first two films. Even so, “MODOK brings all the ridiculous humor,” noted critic Tessa Smith. Readers can check out the reactions below.

The general reaction to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is positive but it also seems to contain its fair share of errors. Though for what it’s worth, even the early social media reactions criticizing Ant-Man 3 as a dull generic entry in MCU Phase 5 have appreciated it for showcasing an expansive world with a character-driven thriller story from Kang, Michelle Pfeiffer‘s Janet, Rudd’s charming reprisal of Scott, etc. It largely seems to be a set-up for the next menacing villain that triumphs the Infinity saga’s Thanos.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania arrives in theaters on February 17.




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