To be totally honest right off the bat, the film didn’t really grab my attention. I’m not gonna say it’s a bad movie, instead, I’ll say it was “enjoyable”.
The film finds Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) continuing to explore life as a couple who also happen to be superheroes. Cassie (Kathryn Newton), as it turns out, shares her new family’s passion for science and technology—specifically with regard to the Quantum Realm. But her curiosity leads to an unexpected, one-way trip for them all to this subatomic world where adventure awaits. With Scott and Cassie pulled in one direction and the rest of the family in another, the group has no idea if they’ll ever get home again.
Hope and Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) van Dyne were pretty good. Along with Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), it was a cast that did what they could in the shadows of Majors’ character in a film that, to be honest, wasn’t 100% necessary. It was good how they kept up the whole multiverse element.
Jonathan Majors did a fantastic job as Kang the Conqueror. He wasn’t dealing with anyone’s crap and was a badass from start to finish. The direction in the film had us feeling that the good guys were going to lose, that’s how badly Kang was doing his thang (you like that?). One of my favorite characters, M.O.D.O.K. (Corey Stoll), was quite disappointing. I loved him in the comics but they didn’t do him any justice in the film.
I give Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania a 6.5 out of 10. It was a tad better than Thor: Love and Thunder, but nowhere close to Spider-Man: No Way Home. It’ll have to be viewed again to make sure there weren’t any easter eggs missed, but it wasn’t a bad film… It just wasn’t the best.
Be sure to watch the mid-credits and the after-credits (which I won’t spoil) as they will connect a few different storylines.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will release in theaters on Friday, February 17.
-Titus ‘TBZ’ Rowell and Jon Jones
Photo: Courtesy of Marvel Studios