Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania


Hailey Mavrikos

The highest grossing movie franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, released its last Avengers movie, Avengers Endgame, back in 2019. More movies are still going to be made but as of right now they are shifting to each character’s movies, the most recent one being Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. 

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is the third movie in the Ant-Man series. It was released on February 17, 2023. In this movie Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is trying to live his life normally when he and his family get sucked into the Quantum Realm and start exploring it. They learn about new places, new creatures, and long-awaited secrets. Ant-Man and The Wasp must navigate through the Quantum Realm to save themselves and the future of the world.  

The pace of the movie was pretty slow and then it sped up rapidly towards the end. I will give them props for their new villain they revealed. He has a good storyline going for him and the way they introduced him wasn’t bad, but it was a little predictable. As always in Marvel movies, the cinematography was good.  The way they made them shrink and grow was as realistic as it could look for that fantasy type superpower. 

Overall, I think the movie was okay. It had some light comedy, but it seemed too much like a Disney movie compared to the other Marvel films. The whole movie, they were very obviously trying to send a message of how you will regret losing time with your family if something were to happen. Another message they conveyed was that the “little guy” still has a chance of winning. The way they kept repeating lines relating to those two themes brought back the way you feel if you watch Disney Channel. The movie also seemed kind of rushed. It’s almost as if all the real action happened so quickly in the last twenty minutes while the rest of the movie was a long, almost boring, build up to those last twenty minutes.  

Many reviews on the movie say that it’s not as good as the other Marvel movies. All the Marvel movies received an A from “Cinemascore”, except the first Thor movie was given a B+. But now Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania and The Eternals were tied for the worst-received Marvel Cinematic Universe movie of Studios 31’s released films, given a B grade. It’s the second Marvel movie to ever receive a “rotten” rating on rotten tomatoes. I would probably rate it a B- overall. I would give the B- only because it wasn’t like the first two movies. This movie didn’t show off their powers as much as the other two films did and it’s just not as thrilling as we all expect the Marvel movies to be.