Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Review


Marvel products in the last few years have not been the most notable or newsworthy, but I believe that this movie is different. Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a fairly solid film with an interesting setting, but has character development and a plot that feels forgotten at times.


The film revolves around Scott Lang aka Ant Man, played by Paul Rudd. We see what his life has been like after the events in Avengers: Endgame. We see how even though he has become an official Avenger, he is still not as recognizable as other heroes, like Spiderman and Thor. 


We also see Scott’s daughter, Cassie Lang played by Kathryn Newton, as she becomes very rebellious towards him and his girlfriend, Hope Van Dyke, aka the Wasp. The audience is also introduced to Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyke, Hope’s parents and the original Ant Man and the Wasp. Janet, who for 30 years was stuck in the Quantum Realm, a place smaller than subatomic particles, has been very quiet about her experiences in the realm, especially to Hope. In my opinion, some of these plotlines are interesting, but feel very left out later in the film, and do not get the resolutions they need.

After an accident with a Quantum messenger/teleporter, we get right down to the Quantum Realm, as all the characters go through trippy visuals and eye catching sights. The Quantum Realm in my opinion was the best part of the movie, as we see grand CGI landscapes and very interesting creatures and monsters. The mysterious and weird nature of the land, paired with the odd characters set the tone for the rest of the movie. 


As our heroes try to understand what is happening in this new and odd place, we see how skilled Janet is in navigating through the Quantum Realm. Janet’s past also starts to unfold to Hank and Hope as the movie progresses.


We soon meet Kang the Conqueror, the villain of the movie and the driving force behind the rest of the plot. In my opinion, Kang is the most interesting character, as he has a lot of backstory behind him. Overall, he proves to be a great villain in this story that causes a real threat to the characters. 


As well as Kang, this movie also brings back a surprising character from the MCU and the Marvel comics. These new characters also show the randomness and craziness of the Quantum Realm.

While many aspects of this movie are not very thought out, some of the better parts I believe outweigh those other aspects. I recommend Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, as I think it’s very entertaining with a good looking setting and new characters and creatures that create the tone this movie was pushing. I give it a 7/10.