Marvel really has a great budget to create worlds from our imagination and this installment continues to make it happen.
This weekend Marvel released its third film on the little hero with a big heart, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
If you’ve missed the previous two Ant-Man movies, this edition follows up with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd/Ant-Man) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly, The Wasp), along with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), as they are forced to explore the Quantum Realm again.
This time they find it’s not as barren as previously thought, and they end up interacting with strange creatures and embarking on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they previously thought was possible.
Oh yeah, they run into Kang the Conqueror as well. Let’s see how it goes.
Needless to say, I’ll say it anyway, this is an MCU movie and it obviously should be viewed on a big screen. How much should we pay for that is the question?
Here, we’re on the back of two successful movies, even if not the primary characters of the MCU. The most successful parts of the movie are the CGI, created characters and the general realm. The small package delivers big time with those features.
Honestly, if you go to Avatar just for the visuals, Quantamania definitely can follow suit. We’ve seen space creatures previously in the MCU but they took it up in imagination for this one.
Next to that, you know from the Ant-man genre, they are going to bring the laughs. Here there are definitely a few good laughs, but unfortunately, some moments meant to laugh just felt corny. Even worse was the fact that they kept harping on one particular joke until the end and it never really worked from the beginning.
To this point, I felt the movie lost a bit of its heart or character. It felt more like another MCU movie instead of an Ant-Man movie. We miss you Michael Pena and TI! Anyway, that issue might also have been due to the wrong edits selected or what I felt was a rushed storyline.
The movie overall didn’t feel rushed but something about the pacing just made it feel thrown together. Was I unprepared or were they? Who knows, but I kept feeling it. Nevertheless, the cast as a whole was very good, even the annoying daughter who unfortunately we’re likely to see more of based on the thought of a Young Avengers movie coming to us in the years to come.
Long story short, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantamania is a solid and visually stunning movie with a rushed set-up that makes the plot a bit average. Viewers will be fully entertained either by action or by the corny comedy but won’t be truly wowed by the film compared to other movies in the universe.
The MCU is falling victim to the Netflix virus, too much content too soon. The movie is enjoyable, but it felt like it was missing some of the previous movies’ hearts. Obviously, see this on the big screen at any price, but you’ll be glad you saved a few bucks with the matinee.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania movie cast: Scott Lang (Paul Rudd/Ant-Man) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly, The Wasp), Kathryn Newton (Cassandra Lang) along with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer),
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania movie director: Peyton Reed
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania movie rating: 8.2 stars