Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Title: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
RunTime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Released: February 17, 2023
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton, Evangeline Lilly
Lost in the Quantum Realm, Ant-Man and The Wasp discover new creatures and are met with new challenges.
I am a big fan of the Ant-Man movies. They are great films to put on when you are in need of a good laugh. This film was no different. I found myself laughing a lot throughout the movie, whether it was from a witty remark or a visual gag. The family dynamic worked beautifully on screen. After the emotional reunion with Scott Lang and his now teenage daughter, Cassie, in Avengers: Endgame, it was nice to see them interacting in a more positive context.
Despite the fantastic acting and funny scenes, I found that Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania lacked a sense of direction. Scott Lang took more of a backseat as Hope’s mother, Janet, took the driver’s seat. This movie felt more like a spin-off than a sequel. The Quantum Realm is interesting in concept, but the execution was rather confusing. I had a hard time trying to explain this movie after walking out of a theater. It was more of a “You just have to see it for yourself” kind of situation.
All in all, this movie made for a relaxing and fun theater experience that I enjoyed. This is not a movie that requires viewers to be up to date on all of the Marvel projects, which I appreciated. If you have watched either of the Ant-Man movies and are aware of the plot line of Avengers: Endgame, then you have all of the background knowledge you really need walking into this movie.
Have you watched Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!