Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania The MCU has one of the worst Rotten Tomatoes scores, so what does this predict for Season 5’s Rotten Tomatoes scores? The MCU had a perfect record on Rotten Tomatoes Eternals Rotten was and still is the first film to score Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the second Rotten film in the franchise. Is this a trend that could affect other Phase 5 films?
The MCU has become the gold standard on Rotten Tomatoes after stringing together 25 consecutive Fresh scores. More than two dozen films in more than a decade have been impressive, but Fresh has a perfect record on Rotten Tomatoes. Even more impressive than Pixar’s Rotten Tomatoes record. Unfortunately, while the first 25 films in the franchise were Fresh, two of the next six films were Rotten. since Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Introducing the MCU’s next big bad, Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), and kicking off Phase 5 of the MCU, should his Rotten Tomatoes score be a bad sign for the rest of Phase 5?
The MCU’s Rotten Tomatoes rating is on a downward trend
Despite the MCU’s nearly perfect record on Rotten Tomatoes, its average review score has been on the decline for some time now. Average franchising trended upward at each stage, peaking at 85 percent Spider-Man: Far From Homebut since then it has been on a downward trend, falling to 81 percent Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. With lots of new releases MCU Rotten Tomatoes average held steady for a while, but like several low-scoring Fresh films Thor: Love and Thunder at 64 percent and with several Rotten films Eternals and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania the score is decreasing.
The MCU’s Rotten Tomatoes audience rating is a bit different. Viewership ratings have soared to an all-time high Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, at its peak, the overall average reaches 83 percent. Since then, the MCU’s average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes has dropped by 82 percent. Dividing the average into steps makes the decline a bit clearer. The average audience score in stage 1 was 79 percent, in stage 2 the average score was 84 percent, in stage 3 the average score was 83 percent, and in stage 4 the average score was 81 percent.
The MCU’s critic/audience divide is growing at every turn
Critics and audiences loved the first two installments of the MCU, but the gap between the film’s critics and audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes is widening. Across the MCU, audience and critic ratings averaged out to seven. On Rotten Tomatoes, the average split between audience and critic ratings in Phase 1 was two points of division, in Phase 2 the average split increased to four percentage points, in Phase 3 the split increased to an average of 9 points, and in Phase 4: Audience and Critics on Rotten Tomatoes averaged 11 points with.
While the MCU has seen a downward trend in both audience ratings and critic ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, the growing divide is the result of critic scores falling more severely than audience scores. Despite its reputation for playing it safe and Following the “Marvel Formula”, films actually lead to a more polarized reaction among critics and audiences. Granted, Rotten Tomatoes gauges the mood of audiences and critics, so it’s unclear whether the films themselves are increasing polarization, or whether it’s a shift in audience and critic preferences. see less and more separation.
Ant-Man and the Wasp continue the MCU’s worst rotten tomato trends
As the first film of MCU Phase 5, Ant-Man and the Wasp it’s a microcosm of the larger MCU Rotten Tomatoes problems. The film’s 48 percent Rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes marks the second time an MCU film has failed to receive a Fresh rating. The biggest difference between the MCU’s critic and audience scores With 35 breakaway points, well above the average of 7 points and more than three times the average of 11 points in Stage 4.
It’s true that this behavior has already been trending on MCU Rotten Tomatoes Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania makes the behavior rating particularly interesting and can be seen as predictive of similar trends in the rest of Stage 5. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Being the most extreme example of this disconnect between critics and audiences means the rest of Phase 5 won’t be nearly as extreme, but it’s not something the MCU can hope to return to by drastically changing its direction on Rotten Tomatoes. strong general sentiment among critics and audiences as the franchise experienced in Phase 1.
One of the interpretations of these numbers is that critics and viewers agree the most core The Avengers characters and disagree when the franchise introduces new characters and teams. As Phase 5 includes several sequels to some of the MCU’s biggest films, this trend could only improve. given, Captain Marvel The second biggest critic/audience divide in the MCU Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaso Miracles may follow the same trend, although this is not necessarily the case. Gacha; before … Captain Marvel, Black panther was the biggest critic/audience divide yet Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It has the lowest division in stage 4.
So, the MCU’s Rotten Tomatoes rating is heading towards the negative, esp Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniathe factors influencing these trends do not appear to be significant The upcoming MCU slate for Phase 5. The MCU’s average Rotten Tomatoes rating may continue to decline and the gap between critics and audiences may continue to grow, but it may not be as extreme as it once was. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Of course, all reviews are subjective, so the Rotten Tomatoes score shouldn’t affect anyone’s enjoyment of the film, although it’s interesting to see if critics and audiences continue to disagree on the future of the MCU.