Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), along with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with strange creatures and embark on an adventure beyond what they thought possible. Read this review of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Synopsis
Following the introductions to the Multiverse in previous Marvel movies and shows, such as ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ or the ‘Loki’ series, we see a complete adventure in a different world in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Scott Lang aka Ant Man will end up in a very different dimension with his family, and he will face multiple challenges and threats to get them out of there while saving the universe.
To be honest, I was very scared of this movie based on the reviews I’d read online. Ant Man movies were famous for being full of comedy besides the action, and this movie promised to be more serious and with a couple heart breaks. Something quite different to what we were used to. Plus, the multiverse storyline could be easily messed up if they missed some details.
But I was positively surprised! The beginning of the movie set the tone and is different from every other Marvel movie, and in the first ten minutes we already have a general image of what is about to come. I personally love how they accompanied the plot and its tone with the different lighting and colors.
Scott Lang is as charismatic and playful as ever. He’s still portrayed as a cheerful and intelligent man, who now does everything in his power to spend as much time as possible with his daughter. His introduction in the movie is so on point: playful, happy and living a normal life. I absolutely loved the way he also showed maturity for his daughter and tried to be a good dad. It was adorable seeing that mixed with his playful side.
Cassie, Scott’s daughter, surprised me in some aspects. I sort of knew she’d have a sense for justice and want to fight for her causes, but I didn’t expect her to be such a fighter in these movements AND a scientist. I think they overdid the science part a little, since we got no introduction to this side of her. Nevertheless, I liked it.
Hope and her family remained as I remembered them (maybe a little softer). It was cute how they were just trying to live a normal life until the basement problem happened. I only missed Hope’s badass side. She was more serious and cold in the previous movies, and I think she missed a lot in this one.
A character that absolutely surprised me was MODOK (Mark Weinman), who was the villain in the previous film. I didn’t expect to see him again, and definitely didn’t expect to see him as a killing droid with “baby legs” (that cracked us all up every time). According to the comics, I thought MODOK would be way scarier. It was funny, but, to be honest, I expected a scarier rival. He reminded me of Mr. Electric in ‘The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl’!
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Review
I didn’t have high expectations for this movie, and even though it wasn’t the best, I liked it! I think it followed the previous movies’ plots well and set the tone for the multiverse’s problems.
We already saw the introduction to these conundrums in ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ and the ‘Loki’ series, and I think they showed very interesting and complicated dilemmas in this movie: should Scott let Kang free to stop a bigger disease, even if it meant killing some worlds and time lines? Did he do the right thing, ending him and protecting his Earth? Does the ending justify the meanings?
I really liked how they introduced real world problems in an imaginary world, and how that helped save the universe (for now). In my opinion, the dialogues could have been better (I especially cringed when Cassie told the villain “it’s never late to stop being a dick”). Overall, the plot and story telling were good and served the purpose of introducing the main problem.
In my opinion, they could have created a better villain than MODOK. They described him as an invincible machine, but it was easily defeated. I believe he had a humoristic purpose, and the only true villain was Kang (Jonathan Majors). Although I am conflicted, because his narrative made sense and sounded like he wanted to stop a bigger disease for the whole universe.
Overall, I liked it, but I think Marvel could’ve done a better job. I think it’s a movie you can enjoy with your friend and even watch without paying attention the full time. What’s truly important happens in the beginning and in the end. What truly excited me and got me literally jumping was the 2nd credits scene: WE WILL SEE LOKI AGAIN!!!!!
Have you watched ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ yet? If yes, what are your thoughts? Don’t forget to check this place when we will be back with more reviews.
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