“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” overtakes “Eternals” as the lowest rated Marvel Movie

Matthew Yates, Reporter

 “Eternals” has been consistently considered the worst film Marvel has ever released, but now there is a new movie on the block. Released on Feb. 17, “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” has overtaken the title of worst Marvel movie of all time. 

   While “Eternals” has 52 percent on Metacritic, the new Ant-Man film has a mere 48 percent. “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” was supposed to set up the next phase of Marvel with the new central villain being Kang the Conqueror, however, the film failed to deliver those expectations.

   Kang was not the only villain people disliked in the movie, Modok, a villain from the comics known for his unique appearance, was also negatively received. People pointed out that Modok looks nothing as he does in the comics and while that worked for some characters, it did not work for this one. Modok has been compared to the main villain from “Sharkboy and Lavagirl,” Mister Electric.

   These villains were supposed to be as intimidating and frightening as Thanos was, but they failed. Thanos is one of the most iconic villains in cinematic history and people cared about him and learned his side of the story, but there was none of that in “Quantumania.” Kang and Modok failed to live up to even the most die-hard Marvel fan’s expectations.

   Over the past three years, people’s opinion of Marvel has changed, with them going from an industry giant to a laughing stock. Their constant failures such as “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” have both been disasters due to poor writing, a bad story, and lackluster visual effects. They have tarnished Marvel’s reputation in the industry. Fans believe that ever since the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” the MCU has gone way downhill, with many regarding Endgame as the last true Marvel Movie.

   However, Marvel has made some good movies too such as “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Those movies proved that Marvel can still make fantastic movies for everyone to enjoy, but their consistent blunders and failed films turn off what was once millions of fans all over the globe.