Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania is a superhero film that feels a great deal like a combined Marvel, Star Wars, and Avatar movie with a pinch of fairytale thrown in. How many end credits does the Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania film have? Two. Make sure to stay for both!
Read our full movie review below.
I was invited as media to cover this event. All opinions are my own.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Review
In the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible. Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as Kang.
Who is Kang the Conqueror?
Kang is a powerful time-traveling villain who has been a thorn in the side of many Marvel superheroes over the years. He is an expert in the manipulation of time and has mastered his future’s advanced technology beyond anything we’ve seen in other Marvel films. His ultimate goal is to destroy other worlds entirely and become ruler of the Universe and will stop at nothing to make that a reality. He is reminiscent of Thanos in many ways.
For this reason, Kang is thrown into purgatory where he gets stuck in the Quantum Realm without a way out.
Why do Ant-Man and the Wasp visit the Quantum Realm?
While Scott Lang is away, his daughter teams up with Hope and her father, Hank, to learn about this work. Inspired by what she learns, Cassie builds a device that can send a signal to the Quantum Realm which in turn sends a visual map back of what the sub-atomic world looks like. When the trio shows Janet and Scott what they’ve been working on, something happens and they all get sucked into the Quantum Realm.
This “planet” resembles something straight out of a Star Wars movie with strange tentacle-donning characters, a talking Jell-o creature, rebellion humans, and much more. The family is shocked to learn that Janet wasn’t in the realm alone during her 30 years away. The story begins to unfold when she makes contact with a surprising character (I won’t spoil it for you!)….
Soon they learn the powerful Kang is after them because he knows Ant-Man is the one to help him escape purgatory. Will Ant-Man help him break free?
In a surprising twist, a familiar face (literally) reappears. This is the one strange thing about the film that I didn’t care for….all I can see is humpty dumpty each time he’s on screen. His interactions were quite cheesy as well. Again, I won’t spoil the details, you’ll just have to watch the film to find out!
Overall, Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania is visually stunning, wildly adventurous, heart-pounding entertainment with a bit of comic relief thrown in. This film is sure to set the stage for future Marvel installments.
See it in theaters everywhere this Friday, February 17th, 2023!