‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Rotten Tomatoes Score Ranks Higher Than Over Half Of MCU

Scene from Ant-Man and the Wasp
Walt Disney Studios

The Rotten Tomatoes score for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp are in, and the Paul Rudd sequel is squashing the ratings set by many of its predecessors. The new film is currently holding strong at 89 percent with 70 fresh ratings and only nine rotten ratings. That makes it the eighth highest rated Marvel flick, tied with Doctor Strange and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The original Ant-Man did well for itself when it came to ratings, earning a respectable 82 percent but critic reviews are suggesting the sequel far surpasses the original. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Twitter reactions for the film were stellar with a negative review undetectable on the social media platform. Critics were complimenting its humor and performance by Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp, while also promising answers regarding Avengers: Infinity War.

Here’s how Ant-Man and the Wasp stacks up next to all MCU films:

  • Iron Man — 94 percent
  • The Incredible Hulk — 67 percent
  • Iron Man 2 — 73 percent
  • Thor — 77 percent
  • Captain America: The First Avenger — 79 percent
  • Marvel’s The Avengers — 92 percent
  • Iron Man 3 — 80 percent
  • Thor: The Dark World — 66 percent
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — 89 percent
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — 91 percent
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron — 75 percent
  • Ant-Man — 82 percent
  • Captain America: Civil War — 91 percent
  • Doctor Strange — 89 percent
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — 83 percent
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming — 92 percent
  • Thor: Ragnarok — 92 percent
  • Black Panther — 97 percent
  • Avengers: Infinity War — 83 percent

For now, some of the negative commentary on Rotten Tomatoes regarding Peyton Reed’s new movie slam the film for being too funny, and not letting the drama of the film shine.

“As much as the jokes are funny and mostly work, it starts to get in the way of the drama, or at least the emotional heft, that they’re trying to go for with what is ultimately this rescue story,” Matt Atchity of What the Flick?! commented.

The film has a rating of 70 on review site Metacritic, just beating out the original Ant-Man which holds a score of 64. Surprisingly, Ant-Man and the Wasp rates even higher on the Metacritic MCU scale than Rotten Tomatoes, topping Iron Man and Marvel’s The Avengers.

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters everywhere on July 6. The film stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, T.I., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Laurence Fishburne.