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Quantumania's MODOK Is Giving Ant-Man Fans Sharkboy And Lavagirl Vibes

For years, it seemed improbable Marvel Studios would ever bring MODOK to the big screen. After all, the character has an inherently silly aesthetic from the comics, but if there was ever a film to attempt to bring him to life, it's "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."

Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) may have been the big bad in the film, but he gets an enforcer in the form of MODOK (Corey Stoll). The character's backstory gets a significant retread, as he's actually Darren Cross from the first "Ant-Man" film. After getting sucked into the Quantum Realm, he became the mechanized organism we know and love.

One would assume MODOK's unique design would make him incomparable to other characters seen before, but fans have pointed out how he's reminded them of someone they've seen before. And it really makes one wonder if "Quantumania" is part of the Robert Rodriguez cinematic universe. 

Mr. Electric walked so MODOK could run

Before "Quantumania" even came out, people compared it to "Spy Kids 3-D," mostly when it came to the over-utilization of green screen backdrops and colorful outfits. However, now fans are comparing it to another movie directed by Robert Rodriguez — "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl." 

It's hard not to draw a comparison between MODOK and Mr. Electric (George Lopez), the corrupt electrician of Planet Drool. They're both basically giant floating heads, and "Ant-Man" fans have had a field day making jokes on social media. Plenty of posts came complete with side-by-side pictures of the two characters, along with a funny comment. @artesdoshiro made their feelings on the two well-known to all, writing, "The Virgin Modok Vs The Chad Mr. Electric." @KrensThighHighs threw some shade toward "Quantumania," saying, "So I just saw AntMan And The Wasp Quantumania, for a film taking itself so seriously why did they feel like Mr Electric was a good idea?"

"Quantumania" has faced many criticisms since it came out, currently standing at a 47% critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The makers behind the movie probably didn't think they'd get so many comparisons to children's films from nearly 20 years ago, but it's definitely made for some fun memes online.