REVIEW: Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania Hits Avengers-Levels Of Awesome

By Gary

Marvel’s smallest hero with the biggest heart returns – Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is finally here and hits Avengers-level of action.

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 that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.

The standouts for me in this are Jonathan Majors playing Kang who is simply mesmerising and so menacing in his performance.

I also think Michelle Pfeiffer has a very interesting role to play in this. She was trapped in the Quantum realm for around 30 years and she doesn’t want to talk about her experiences there.

She has a very complicated relationship with Kang. Hope (The Wasp) gets a bit side-lined in this movie and that is a little odd for the title character. Ant-Man and Kang get most of the screen time and most of the storyline involves them.

The character of Cassie, played by Kathryn Newton, is also very important in this movie and the actress really makes you want to root for her to win. Hank Pym who was the original Ant-Man also gets his moments to shine, more so than Hope which is a little weird.

Now M.O.D.O.K (Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing) is obviously super cheesy and is there for comedic effect, but the CGI is terrible and people will talk about it for years to come – not for good reasons.

(L-R): Kathryn Newton as Cassandra “Cassie” Lang and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.

They brought back Corey Stoll to play M.O.D.O.K who was Yellowjacket in the first Ant-Man movie. We also get a cameo from Bill Murray which is a very brief

There are elements of this film that remind you of Star Wars we have the rebels fighting Kang who would be the emperor in Star Wars. So, I guess that makes M.O.D.O.K Darth Vader?

This movie, like the first two Ant-Man movies, is all about family. However, this third instalment didn’t quite have the same comedic effect as the first two in the series.

This movie I think deserves to be a bit longer, some of the stories could have been given more time on the screen. The movie is 2 Hours and 5 Minutes and I think they could have done so much more with this movie and made it closer to the 3 Hour mark.

(L-R): Kathryn Newton as Cassandra “Cassie” Lang, Jonathan Majors as Kang The Conqueror, and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.

It is strange how you are watching an Ant-Man movie and it feels more like an Avengers-level film. Kang is going to be huge going forward, I think Marvel fans probably already knew this with a version of Kang appearing in the first Season of Loki on Disney+ and of course, the next Avengers movie is called The Kang Dynasty (02/05/23), so small hint there.

This movie has a mid-credit and a post-credit scene both of which are worth staying in your seat for.

You will never be bored whilst watching this it is thoroughly entertaining.