Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Published April 30, 2023
- Title Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
- Director Peyton Reed
- Year 2023
- Run time 2hrs 5m
- Genres Action, Adventure, Science-Fiction
- Tagline Visit a secret universe beneath ours
Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together with Hope's parents Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, as well as Scott's daughter Cassie Lang, the duo finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible.
|2:48||They can’t assume that everyone’s watched Loki.|
|4:56||This Scott Lang memoir better be in the works somewhere.|
|7:33||Love the concept of next generation after superheroes and how they are affected.|
|10:15||“Science. With ants. And science.”|
|18:29||Ooh, quantum people.|
|24:33||Deffo going to be chanting ‘drink the ooze’ whenever it’s gin time now.|
|31:36||Actual Bill Murray!|
|40:19||Stuffing a turkey is the worst. I’m not driving a ship like that.|
|46:44||Oh, is Modok canon now?|
|57:59||I don’t know how they can tell their little pym tokens apart. Big, small, explosion, etc.|
|1:00:36||“You’re not the one with the hammer?”|
|1:11:26||He’s literally drowning under the weight of all the possibilities. I get that.|
|1:22:07||I’m really nervous about these advanced ants.|
|1:25:20||Quite a lot of the elements of this film are giving me Star Wars vibes.|
|1:34:58||“It’s never too late to stop being a dick.”|
|1:43:37||“A lot has happened today.”|
|1:52:04||It’s probably fine is how every cliffhanger should go.|
We’re all aware that Marvel has been having a shocker recently, a run of really bad films only saved by a run of really good TV shows. I have to admit, the trailer for this one didn’t make me think it was going to be any better but thankfully it was. Marginally. It was mostly pulled back from the brink by the people - Paul Rudd can carry almost anything, Michael Douglas’ obsession with ants was great, and Kathryn Newton was a great, if a little earnest, addition to the family.
The story was weird, though, and I couldn’t help but think it kept veering into Star Wars territory. A bar full of alien type creatures all just mingling and getting along? Been there. An evil overlord amassing a huge army of clone-like beings? Done that! It just kept ringing Star Wars bells in my head and really doesn’t bear comparison.
But, you know, it was watchable, and it was funny in moments, and it was better than some of the more recent Marvel movie offerings. I’ll take it.
Rating: 3 / 5