Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had a good week, or at least better than Ant-Man 3 showed us. Yes, I’m jumping straight on it. I went to see Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and it was terrible… Let me tell you, I’m not a hater and I actually want to like every movie and show I watch. It will be great to only have unique experiences. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case. But let me get to the non-spoilers part first:
Scott Lang has a different life now: he saved the world from Thanos, his family is all together after the Blip, he is now officially an Avenger and he wrote a book about it. All seems good, simple, and better, until… he is accidentally back in the Quantum Realm, with his daughter, partner, and in-laws. They now need to find a way back by exploring this realm and so embarking on a new adventure that will test their limits.
I’ll be honest, I was never a huge Ant-Man fan. Not that I hate the character, actually I like Paul Rudd in this role. He is amusing and refreshing and most of the time I agree with his reactions in front of danger. However, I always had the feeling that those movies were only there to fill up the gaps and serve as a bridge in-between other, more important storylines. Once again, it is the case with this third one.
We are all getting used to Marvel’s approach to these new phases. However, it is still annoying that most of the content doesn’t work alone. I’m not against linking the storylines and needing to watch other shows or movies to understand what’s happening. But this doesn’t excuse writing a movie that is not satisfactory by itself. There was nothing in Quantumania that felt respectful to Ant-Man’s character.
This movie is only here to introduce Kang the Conqueror as the main baddy in phase 5 of the Marvel Universe. And they even failed to do that greatly. Almost everyone knew about him and they still tried to maintain a sort of suspense that was clearly not useful, and even annoying at times. Even Jonathan Majors, who is actually great as Kang couldn’t save the fact that his character gets humiliated by the weakest Avengers. Again, don’t forget he is supposed to be the biggest threat in the Multiverse.
Finally, I cannot leave without mentioning the quantum universe itself. I was actually hyped by the idea of exploring because I thought that it will a visual spectacle. They succeed on some points, mainly when they “fall” into it, there are good scenery ideas, but overall it is just like being in space so I wasn’t amazed at all. Come on, there are humans there which don’t really make sense. This could be Guardians of the Galaxy and you wouldn’t see the difference.
In short, Ant-Man 3 is a disappointment. Its entire existence is just based on the fact they needed to introduce a new anti-hero and it didn’t succeed in that. It didn’t manage to exploit the originality of the quantum universe and kept falling into Marvel’s that we will forget list with every minute that passed. You need and go to see it, to understand what’s next, but I’m sad to say that it will be a waste of time. And I’m saying this in a sad way because I actually would love to see something refreshing with a character storyline that is not a stake.
This is all for today My Movievaures! Let me know in the comments down below your thoughts on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. I’ll be back next week with a new article, but in the meantime feel free to follow me on Instagram. See ya!