Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's disappointing start on Rotten Tomatoes has developed even further as it received a new score that made it the MCU's worst.
Ant-Man 3 has received mixed reviews from fans and critics since its release. Upon its debut, Quantumania gained a "B," audience score rating, tied for the worst in Marvel Studios' history.
As a result, critics even claimed that the MCU's Phase 5 is off to a bad start due to Ant-Man 3's performance.
Ant-Man 3 Critic Reviews Are Historically Rotten
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania now has a 47% critic approval score on Rotten Tomatoes, meaning that only 47% of critics gave the movie a positive review.
This score ties Eternals as the worst MCU movie according to critics on the review aggregator.
For comparison, here are the Rotten Tomatoes critic approval ratings of all 31 released Marvel Studios movies:
- Black Panther - 96%
- Avengers: Endgame - 94%
- Iron Man - 94%
- Thor: Ragnarok - 93%
- Spider-Man: No Way Home - 93%
- Spider-Man: Homecoming - 92%
- The Avengers - 91%
- Guardians of the Galaxy - 91%
- Spider-Man: Far From Home - 91%
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 91%
- Captain America: Civil War - 90%
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 90%
- Doctor Strange - 89%
- Ant-Man and the Wasp - 87%
- Avengers: Infinity War - 85%
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 85%
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - 84%
- Ant-Man - 83%
- Captain America: The First Avenger - 80%
- Iron Man 3 - 79%
- Captain Marvel - 79%
- Black Widow - 79%
- Thor - 77%
- Avengers: Age of Ultron - 76%
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - 74%
- Iron Man 2 - 71%
- The Incredible Hulk - 67%
- Thor: The Dark World - 66%
- Thor: Love and Thunder - 64%
- Eternals - 47%
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - 47%
Will Ant-Man 3's Rotten Tomatoes Score Improve?
It is unfortunate that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is on the bad end of reviews. There is still a silver lining though, considering that the Rotten Tomatoes audience score of the movie is currently at 84% from over 5,000 verified ratings.
Moreover, Ant-Man 3's bad reviews don't mean the MCU is in trouble since there are still many opportunities for Phase 5 to bounce back in the coming months, especially with the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Marvels set to arrive later this year.
Still, the question remains: will Ant-Man 3's Rotten Tomatoes rating improve in the coming weeks? The quick answer is yes, but it's a big-sized if.
For example, Quantumania's initial score was 63% with 70 reviews, cementing the angle of its disappointing start. However, almost all Rotten Tomatoes scores for Marvel blockbusters tend to go down in the weeks after their opening weekend because more critics (who aren't Marvel fans) tend to give it a lower score.
This would mean that Ant-Man 3's current 47% approval rating could go down in the coming weeks, thus spelling bad news for the MCU threequel. Despite that, this would also mean that the audience score's 84% could go up.
Whatever the case, many would agree that Quantumania is an important building block of the MCU's Multiverse Saga.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now playing in theaters worldwide.