Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Diving into the quantum realm 


Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-man and the Wasp Quantumania is now the third solo Ant-man movie to be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The critics didn’t exactly love the film and it scored 49% on the Tomatometer.


However, audiences give it a score of 84%. Is it really worth seeing? This film mostly takes place in the quantum realm which in previous movies like Ant-man and the Wasp and Avengers Endgame has remained quite mysterious, and it still seems like there are a lot more secrets to uncover while the gang explores the tiny universe separated from space and time.


The story focuses on the family aspect and explores and builds the relationships between Scott Lang, his daughter Cassie, Hope Van Dyne, her mother Janet Van Dyne, and Hank Pym.


In this movie, Scott not only tries to navigate the quantum realm, but he struggles as a father to a rebellious young adult. Cassie was just a child in the last few movies.  Scott missed watching his grow up because, in Avengers Endgame, he became trapped in the quantum realm for 5 years, Part of the movie focuses on understanding and regaining a relationship with his now 18-year-old daughter.


The Langs aren’t the only ones in this movie with family issues though. Hope Van Dyne is determined to find out what her mother did during those thirty years she was trapped in the quantum realm, but Janet will not offer the story. 


While there’s a nice family element to the movie, it also reintroduces viewers to someone who has the ability to change the MCU forever: Kang the Conqueror. First introduced in the MUC series Loki, Kang controlled the entire multiverse that opened at the end of the Loki series. In the Loki series, Kang warned the heroes that he would be back and in this movie, he most definitely appears. Jonathan Majors gave a phenomenal performance as Kang in this movie. He makes you not want to trust him, but he also makes you feel bad for him at times. 


While we are talking about actors Paul Rudd is also good in this movie. His light-heartedness and his comedic timing make you forget about all the confusion you might have while trying to digest the rules of the quantum realm.


The movie has quite a lot of action in it and it’s a little fast-paced, so it’s easy to understand why people would be confused. It’s a lot to take in since the movie’s setting is in a whole different universe. But if you and your family are Marvel fans, and you’re looking for something fun yet exciting to watch, this would be a good find on family movie night. Is it the best Marvel movie ever? No, of course not. But is it worth a watch? Yes, absolutely.