“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” Provides a Fun Movie-Going Experience


Tyler Moore

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” was announced on Dec. 10, 2020 and later released Feb. 17, 2023.

Jackson Maidy, Staff Member

The movie “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” directed by Peyton Reeds, is an amazing action story but at times disappointing in the expectations being held by fans of the franchise. This film is the third in the Ant-Man franchise, making expectations very high for people into the Marvel movies, but the result is not what most people expected or wanted out of the film, with minimal attachment or empathy for the characters as a result, leaving many fans to feel like the movie was another out of a long line of disappointing Marvel movies in recent years, such as the Eternals movie which, until this film, had the lowest ratings and reviews out of any Marvel movie. 

 The film focuses on the character Ant-Man/Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, as he ventures into the quantum realm looking for his daughter and trying to stave off villain Kang, played by Jonathan Majors, from making it to our world and conquering it. The movie’s plot and premise is easy to follow, and the interactions between characters is fun, but mellow at certain points. Overall, it is a stable story of a father trying to protect his daughter while also trying to save the world, and choosing between saving her or the world. A complaint about the movie is the basic story and generic plot, but the plot itself is still stable, with good action sequences and fun moments to laugh about.

Critics are saying there is little to no character development within the story. Though the dynamic of Hope/Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly, and her mother is heartwarming, that is really the only major character development within the film. No other character has a changing sense of morals or motives, leaving a great deal of the movie to be redundant and having scenes where there should be development being left bland. But that is not to say there aren’t many great characters. Kang, a being of incredible power and a new character in the series, is an amazing villain with a thrilling dynamic within Marvel’s cinematic universe. Kang is left to be a huge, almost Thanos level, threat in the films to follow, which would be a compelling reason to watch this film. 

Another focus that should be put into consideration is a person’s overall enjoyment of the film’s story. “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is a great action-packed film with exciting visuals, battles and many fun moments that will leave you laughing about it after you’re done watching. Though there are some factors of the movie that are disappointing for a Marvel audience, for the people who just come to enjoy a movie, this movie is great for you. And that is what movies are really about: entertainment. In conclusion, this movie is a great story of action and family and is a nice addition to the Marvel film series so far.