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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)





Paul Rudd

Evangeline Lilly

Jonathan Majors

Kathryn Newton


Directed by Peyton Reed


Here we go MCU Phase 5 starts with Quantumania, this Ant-Man movie is the thirty-first movie in the MCU and not one of their best.

The movie plot follows how Cassie (Scott Lang's daughter) reveals to Hank and Janet that she has been working on a device to contact the Quantum Realm. In Janet's attempt to turn off the device, a portal opens sucking the whole crew (including Scott and Hope) into the Quantum Realm, where they discover a new world booming.

We then discover that when Janet was in the realm for 30 years, she lived a wild life filled with fighting and killing, she never mentioned her life in the realm to the others. There is a new power in charge of the Realm, Kang. Kang and Janet were at one-time working together to leave the Quantum Realm when Janet discovers his intent and sabotage his plans. Kang now ruler of the realm wants Janet and her family to come help fix the machine so he can leave the Quantum Realm.

Lately, the last two movies before this Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), have not been like magnificent. Love and Thunder was cool and funny which for me made up for the lack of a very convincing storyline, but Wakanda Forever was not it for me, just borderline ok and not what I expected from an MCU movie, it felt like it had much to say but was struggling to flesh it out. I enjoyed it but not as much as the first Black Panther movie.

This movie follows the path of Wakanda Forever as being just ok to skimp through. Then borrows the lack of a convincing storyline like Love and Thunder, then like  Love and Thunder wanted to fill the space with laughs.

If that was all that was wrong with this movie, then it would have gotten a 7 from me. They have much to say but struggle to flesh it out and the plot was just everywhere in this movie. There were too many things happening and why Marvel decided to pack it all into this movie is something I feel was a bad mistake.

We have the existence of a new world in the Quantum Realm to wrap our heads around. The existence of Kang to deal with. The life of Janet in the Quantum Realm is another thing we need to grasp quickly. Then when you think, the movie is done dropping all these things on you, then the end credits (which were two) drop two more things for you to deal with.

Bad pacing, weak storyline, the only thing this movie had going for it is the acting and the comedy that comes from the Ant-Man stories. For an MCU movie this movie fails to deliver more than just laughs, you will expect a better story and a strong lever waiting to be pulled in the upcoming Marvel movies.

In comparison to what I would have expected from MCU and the introduction of Kang, this movie is a 6/10.


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