[Global Times Comprehensive Report] Will Marvel’s “Phase 5” get better? The “Hollywood Reporter” said on the 21st that after Marvel’s latest superhero film “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Surge” (Ant-Man 3) was released on the 17th, the North American box office was satisfactory, but the poor reputation made the market Cautious about whether Marvel’s “Phase 5” can come back.
The box office of “Ant-Man 3” in the first weekend in North America reached 120 million US dollars, which can be regarded as the best performance of the “Marvel second-line hero series” in recent years. “Ant-Man 3” has also won a box office of 130 million U.S. dollars in overseas markets, and it has earned a total of 250 million U.S. dollars in less than a week after its global release. Hollywood market experts predict that the box office of the film may surpass the previous two films in the series (“Ant-Man” 519 million U.S. dollars) , “Ant-Man 2” 622 million).
Corresponding to the box office is the declining reputation of “Ant-Man 3”, and the freshness of Rotten Tomatoes has dropped from 63% to 48%. Except in the United States, the evaluation of “Ant-Man 3” in France, which was released in advance, was not satisfactory, and the Allocine website scored 2.4 points (5 stars). In China, the Douban score is only 6.1 points. “The Chinese market has now become a pain point for Marvel,” said The Hollywood Reporter. “Ant-Man 3” was released simultaneously in China and North America. The former currently only has a box office of 150 million yuan, which is the best-selling scene of the Marvel series before 2019 Very different.
Jason Strauss, a film critic of the American “Digital Trends” website, said: “Although I am a die-hard Marvel fan, after “Ant-Man 3”, I no longer have hopes for the ‘Marvel Universe’. From the fourth stage From “Black Widow” to “Black Panther 2″, the Marvel movies are getting tired, and what the audience is looking forward to is the lack of texture special effects, boring one-liners, easter eggs and lazy stories.”
According to the report, Marvel’s current box office is the price of sacrificing narrative for the film. The “fifth phase” revolves around the villain “Kang the Conqueror” who can manipulate time and space. If Marvel can’t handle the relationship between narrative and time and space, it will be difficult for the audience Have enough confidence in “Avengers 5” in 2025.