Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is almost here, and naturally the anticipation among Marvel fans has reached an all-time high, especially as the first reactions last week were enormously positive, but prior to today's full review embargo, many have already highlighted the film's greatest weakness.
From everyone's favorite immortal Paul Rudd to franchise newcomer Kathryn Newton to new big bad Jonathan Majors, the cast is routinely praised. On the other hand, everyone agrees that the storytelling and script work isn't the finest of Marvel's threequels.
With its big Phase Five opening chapter, the studio was probably not going for “Mediocre.”
We're hoping that calling the plot "lifeless" doesn't imply that someone dies...
As others criticized the dialogue, it's not just the plot that's bad.
It's worth noting that this is the first Ant-Man film to which Paul Rudd does not receive a co-writing credit. Is it coincidence? No.
From the controversial Iron Man 3 to the universally acclaimed Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third films in MCU trilogies have always sparked strong reactions among fans, so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is doing the same. Once it enters cinemas around the globe on February 17, we can make up our own minds.