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How many MCU Phase Four movies are certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes? See how ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ fares

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Now that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in theaters, and thus providing the closing chapter for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, it’s worth wondering: Just how many Phase 4 films are “Certified Fresh” on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes? And is Wakanda Forever one of them?

When it comes to Rotten Tomatoes, a percent score is issued that represents how many critics rated a movie positively on a binary “fresh” v “rotten” grade. Therefore, a movie with a 60 percent doesn’t mean every critic gave the movie a 6/10, but that 60 percent of reviews were positive and 40 percent were negative.

A Certified Fresh rating is a kind of stamp of approval that the website gives, which they call a “special distinction awarded to the best-reviewed movies and TV shows” and have certain minimum qualifications, according to RT’s website. One of those qualifications is that a movie must have a 75 percent Tomatometer score or higher. However, it’s not guaranteed all movies above 75 percent are Certified Fresh. Likewise, a movie could have a Tomatometer score in the 90s but not be Certified Fresh.

As far as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever goes, it’s actually one of four full-length theatrical films in Marvel’s Phase 4 to be given a Certified Fresh status. The other Certified Fresh films in Phase 4 include Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Below is the entire breakdown for each film’s Tomatometer score:

  • Black Widow – 79 percent
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 91 percent
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home – 93 percent
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – 84 percent.

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Danny Peterson
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Danny Peterson

Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'