When you see Paul Rudd gliding down the street like the opening of an 80’s sitcom, you’re think this is gonna be hilarious, adventurous fun. What you are not ready for is the real badass presence of Jonathan Majors (Kang) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet) going toe to toe and keeping audiences on their toes and salivating for more.
Kicking off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fast-paced, big-screen adventure features all of the heart and humor fans of the MCU expect. “The ‘Ant-Man’ movies have always been about family,” says director Peyton Reed. “In ‘Quantumania,’ we’re deepening and complicating the family dynamic while painting on a much larger canvas. We dipped our toe in the Quantum Realm in the first couple of movies, and this time, we wanted to give the movie an entirely different look: It’s an epic experience.”
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania marks the third film in the Marvel franchise led by Super Heroes Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)and Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly). “One of the most fun things about ‘Quantumania’ is that the first two ‘Ant-Man’ [movies] are basically Earthbound—San Francisco,” says director Peyton Reed. “They’re really fun and you get to juxtapose the shrinking and growing to what we know around us. But what happens if we take these characters we’re familiar with and throw them into this environment that’s completely alien to them?
What happens is a psychedelic, cinematic mind trip of mulitverse magic touting some riveting performances from Pfeiffer and Majors with a few intense fight sequences along the way. As much as it pains me to say this Paul, Engeline, Michael, Kathyrn Newton (Cassie), William Jackson Harper (Quaz) and Katy M. O’Brian (Jentorra) literally get upstaged by Kang and Janet. To the point where you walk away from this chapter going I just need more scenes and sequences with them. Needless to say it IS a Marvel movie, so just know you get another sequel in the franchise probably sooner than later.
FYI…per usual stick around and watch the end credits for some yummy goodness