Tuesday 18 July 2023

Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Peyton Reed (Director)

Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne are dragged into the Quantum Realm, along with Hope's parents and Scott's daughter Cassie. Together they must find a way to escape, but what secrets is Hope's mother hiding? And who is the mysterious Kang? (Synopsis) 

The third film in the Ant-Man franchise has, I see, received mixed reviews. But I mostly enjoyed it. It's perhaps not quite as good plot-wise as the earlier two movies, but it was still entertaining and the cast gave good performances. I am mostly thankful to it for reigniting my interest in the MCU. I was so invested in the Marvel movies throughout the Infinity Saga's three phrases, and I watched the TV series on ABC and Netflix. However, my interest wavered when so many characters I loved departed and the new ones didn't capture my attention as much. I don't think it's been helped by the fact that the TV series now form a more integral part of the storytelling than they did before, but since I don't have Disney+, I haven't seen them. If I'd not read a summary of WandaVision before watching the latest Doctor Strange movie I wouldn't have had a clue what was going on. But Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and the introduction of Kang has made me interested in the multiverse storyline for the first time, so I am giving it 4 stars. As a final note, I did find it hard to take Darren seriously as a villain in this movie, though, when he looked so funny!

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