Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania Is A High Stakes Adventure Through The Quantum Realm


Ethan Cowan, Staff Writer

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the third installment in the Ant-Man series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film follows the adventures of Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, and Hope Van Dyne, aka the Wasp, as they embark on a new mission to explore the Quantum Realm. Along the way, they encounter new allies and enemies, including the villainous Kang the Conqueror. The film promises to delve deeper into the science of the Quantum Realm and its implications for the future of the MCU, while also continuing the witty humor and action-packed adventure that fans have come to expect from the series.

While the plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is nothing groundbreaking, it still manages to deliver an entertaining and enjoyable experience for viewers. The movie picks up where its predecessor left off, with Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne continuing their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. The plot follows their mission to explore the Quantum Realm. While the story is nothing out of the ordinary, it provides a fun and lighthearted romp through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, filled with witty humor and exciting action sequences. While it may not be a cinematic masterpiece, Ant-Man and the Wasp still manages to deliver an entertaining and engaging story that is sure to please fans of the series.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania features new and old faces to the MCU, with everyone bringing something to the table. Paul Rudd once again kills it in the role of Scott Lang, bringing in a lot of the humor of this movie with his witty charm. However, a person who almost steals that title is Bill Murray’s character Lord Krylar, who isn’t seen much in the movie, yet introduces quips that a lot of his other characters make in his other movies. Kathryn Newton makes her debut in the MCU playing a grown-up version of Scott’s daughter Cassie. While it is weird seeing her replace Emma Fuhrmann who portrayed the character in Avengers Endgame, she does manage to stand out on her own and bring an entertaining performance that mixes well with Paul Rudd. Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Douglas all do a good job portraying their characters, but they aren’t given enough to do to be able to bring out memorable performances, despite being amazing actors. The real standout in this movie is Jonathan Major’s Kang the Conqueror. He brings an essence to this film as a villain that hasn’t been felt since Thanos. Every scene he is in manages to take this film’s lighthearted tone and turn it into a serious one in order to make his character feel like someone not to be trifled with. If you came to this movie to see his portrayal as Kang, then you are going to get what you wanted.

The visual effects are stunning, as expected with the Quantum Realm, providing a fantastic backdrop for some of the film’s most memorable sequences. The film’s connections to the larger MCU are also well-handed, with references and hints to other Marvel characters and events that will no doubt excite fans of the franchise.

While the movie is a joy to watch, there are some aspects it falls short in. While being the first step into phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie fails to also focus on being the end of the Ant-Man trilogy. Notable characters are missing like Cassie’s mom and her husband, as well as Luis and the gang, who were all major characters in the previous two movies. We also don’t get enough time to really get to explore the characters of the Quantum Realm enough, giving them very little depth, which leads to the audience not caring about them as much as they should. Even though the humor in the movie is good, it sometimes falls short, which impacts the overall tone in a scene that did not necessarily need a humorous aspect.

Despite some of its drawbacks, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a worthy addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a great continuation of the Ant-Man franchise. Fans of the previous movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will undoubtedly enjoy this film’s unique blend of humor, action, and heart. It’s sure to leave audiences excited for what’s to come in the future of the MCU.

Score: 7/10