Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania


Josef Geronimo, Staff Writer

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania is the third installment in the Ant-Man series and the first movie of Phase Five in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie features Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Corey Stoll as MODOK/Darren, Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang/Cassie, and Jonathan Majors as the villain Kang the Conqueror.

The story takes place in the quantum realm, a microscopic universe introduced in previous Ant-Man movies that can be used for time travel and traveling to other universes. Cassie Lang creates a quantum satellite device that accidentally transports Ant-Man and the rest of the family to the quantum realm, where they face a new threat from Kang, who rules the quantum realm and needs Ant-Man’s help to retrieve something that belongs to him.

Kang is set to become the next major villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will play a pivotal role in the upcoming Multiverse saga, which will be featured in future Marvel projects such as Avengers Kang Dynasty (2025) and Avengers Secret Wars (2026). Overall, Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania is a must-see for Marvel fans who want to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the MCU.

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While some viewers and critics have criticized this movie, I found it enjoyable. While the CGI had some flaws, the writing was excellent. However, the movie failed to provide adequate character development for the main characters, especially Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, who seemed to have little to no role in the movie. The film also felt more like a Kang movie rather than an Ant-Man and the Wasp movie, which could have been better balanced.

On the positive side, the movie was still entertaining, with well-executed action sequences, great cinematography, and a good mix of comedy and seriousness. The comedy was well-balanced with the serious moments, which is something Marvel has struggled with in the past few movies. The standout moments were the fight scenes between Ant-Man and Kang, which showcased their unique abilities and powers. Jonathan Majors’s performance as Kang was impressive, and the end-credit scenes were well done and set up future Marvel projects.

Overall, while some Marvel fans may have high expectations for every Marvel movie after Avengers Endgame, I believe Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania is a solid addition to the MCU and a fun movie to watch. A solid 8.5 out of 10.