The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, has been met with a lukewarm reception from critics and fans alike.
The sequel to the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp follows the titular characters, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), as they team up with a new ally, the quantum-powered villain, Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors).
The Washington Post’s review of the film states that it goes “big — and boring”, noting that the film’s action sequences are “visually impressive” but “lack the emotional depth of the first film”.
The review also criticizes the film’s villain, Kang the Conqueror, noting that he fails to “generate the level of threat that the first film’s villain, Yellowjacket, did”.
Overall, the review concludes that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a “missed opportunity” to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Despite its lackluster reception from critics, the film is still expected to be a box office success. With Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprising their roles, and the addition of Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is sure to draw in Marvel fans.