See It Or Skip It? Here Are Critics And Fans' Early Reactions To 'Ant-Man And The Wasp'
How do you come off the back of something as emphatic as Avengers: Infinity War?
Bug us not for an answer, because that's a tough question. We'll leave Marvel to untangle that for you with the buzziest movie of the year - Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The follow-up to 2015's Ant-Man is the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which is probably the hottest movie property in the world right now. But with great power comes great responsibility... and even greater expectations.
Can it meet the lofty standards set by its predecessors? Let's take a look at the no-spoiler round-up of early reactions:
What do the critics say?
Top 10 MCU movies based on average scores from Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and IMDb:
1. Black Panther - 87
2. Iron Man - 84
3. Guardians of the Galaxy - 83
4. Ant-Man and The Wasp - 83
5. Thor: Ragnarok - 82
6. Captain America: Civil War - 81
7. The Avengers - 81
8. Avengers: Infinity War - 80
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming - 80
10. Captain America: Winter Soldier - 79
See it or skip it?
As big fans of the MCU, we're going to see it regardless of the early reactions and we know that many of you will do the same.
But if you're a casual fan who has yet to fully climb onboard the franchise bandwagon, the overwhelming positive reception to Ant-Man and the Wasp alone should convince you that it's a movie you can't miss.
Not only that, it's actually way more consequential than you realise. In terms of scale, Ant-Man and the Wasp may not be as big as Infinity War and even recent Marvel releases such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, but it has an extremely important task of building up Avengers 4, which is essentially the endgame of the MCU for now.
Because of this, Marvel's tiny superhero sequel has surprisingly grown larger in significance as it will most definitely reveal some connections to the still secretive project.
This article was originally published on Popcorn