Is Jonathan Majors about to steal the show in Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania? The first social media reactions indicate so. As we approach the latest Marvel movie, one that kicks off Marvel Phase Five, Majors has been singled out for his charismatic, intense turn as the villainous Kang the Conqueror.
The aforementioned Kang presents the titular Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) with a dangerous proposition. Dare Scott wind back the clock and reclaim those five years that were lost while he was stranded in the Quantum Realm? Should Scott go through with it, the very fabric of time itself could be rent asunder.
The future of human existence, not to mention the sanctity of all the ensuing Marvel movies in Phase Five and Phase Six, hangs in the balance. So, aside from the acclaim that's greeted Majors' performance, what have the critics said about the new Ant-Man movie? We've curated a few of the responses below.
#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania is the best of the trilogy. Higher stakes, dangers & repercussions. Its also got one the best MCU villains in #Kang. As soon as #JonathanMayors comes in, its his show. Kang is a scary lean-mean multiverse big baddie. Also, 2 cool post credits scenes. pic.twitter.com/t1V8HP2dsO— Fico (@FicoCangiano) February 7, 2023
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is by far Marvel’s weirdest, zaniest movie to date.— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) February 7, 2023
Jonathan Majors stands out strongly. Kang elevates the whole film. Majors and Paul Rudd are intense together.
Loads of CGI, crazy new characters, and an exciting trajectory for the MCU saga. pic.twitter.com/kgeX6XKoyo
And do I even need to say it? Jonathan Majors dominates. Can’t wait to see more from Kang. pic.twitter.com/cE8NLKcxqO— Daniel Howat (@howatdk) February 7, 2023
The best Star Wars movie since 2018 is #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. It’s a huge sci-fi adventure with gorgeous world building that feels almost little un-Marvel in how much world building there is. But it’s got humor, heart, Kang completely rules & Michelle Pfeiffer steals it. pic.twitter.com/vRO2Poko2s— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) February 7, 2023
Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania is a lot of fun with lots going on. I loved seeing Scott and Cassie’s relationship and the Quantum realm. Michelle Pfeiffer is such a bad ass. Pay close attention to everything Kang says. This is just the beginning. #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania pic.twitter.com/uGqF5iI6gn— Wendy Lee Szany (@WendyLeeSzany) February 7, 2023
Marvel’s #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania is a strong start to Phase 5. I now understand why it’s called #Quantumania. JonathanMajors is excellent as Kang and cannot wait to see where this all goes. 2 after the credits scenes and both are very good. pic.twitter.com/62Ch3w2O5N— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) February 7, 2023
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA … trying to imagine a Marvel novice, “one ticket please,” then getting two hours of variant and multiverse talk. Jonathan Majors is great as Kang and for a good portion of the movie Michelle Pfeiffer is the main character, which is awesome— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 7, 2023
After a frustratingly rough act 1, #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania finally gets going, only to end where this story should’ve began. While the external stakes are clear & weighty, emotional drive felt slight (and levity even lighter). That said, Jonathan Majors rules. pic.twitter.com/qpZeKTgdUd— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) February 7, 2023
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is like Marvel meets Star Wars -- & I am here for it! Kang is absolutely terrifying. MODOK brings all the ridiculous humor. Janet & Kang are perfect! Heartwarming father-daughter story! 2 IMPORTANT end credits! #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania pic.twitter.com/Z3HidhWuw4— Tessa Smith - Mama's Geeky (@MamasGeeky) February 7, 2023
Quantumania kicks off phase 5 with a whimper instead of a bang. While better than most of the films in phase 4, Quantumania feels very generic, lacks laughs and the emotional beats fall kind of flat too. Jonathan Majors & Kathryn Newton are the MVPs. #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania pic.twitter.com/MAJB6miODg— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) February 7, 2023
You can cast your own verdict when Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania zaps onto Cineworld screens on February 17th.