MCU fans are introduced to a new world and a threat that has been a long time coming.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opened this week and Phase 5 kicks off with an interesting approach we hope pays off.
The movie focuses on Ant-Man and the family into the Quantum realm. They uncover a new world along with a threat who is beyond anything they have seen before.
On to the review with minimal spoilers.
The approach to Ant-Man in Quantumania was a different one. Instead of us seeing Scott actively trying to save the world, he is trying to sit back and relax and let others handle it. Now things change over time, but it is good to see he is not in hero mode all of the time.
We were introduced to Kang the Conqueror. Majors steals the show with his performance in the movie and we are definitely looking forward to seeing more of him.
We thought the approach to Kang was unique since it seems like he might pop up as the main villain in a few MCU movies. Perhaps it will help delve out how much of a threat he is compared to the early days of Thanos.
There was little time wasted getting into the Quantum zone and introduce the audience to a whole new world. The CGI felt on point, nothing glaring. M.O.D.O.K. felt better on the big screen, even more so when you see him without his headpieces. Honestly, there is only so much you can do. Glad he listened to Cassie’s advice.
On the negative side, a few things bugged us.
Marvel movies have struck a chord thanks to the connections to the characters. While Ant-Man has been around, his daughter has not. Perhaps that is why the ’emotional’ scenes with her felt off. We were not as invested when the two were having a moment. Maybe it is because we have seen her grow up over a few movies.
The ending threw us off when Ant-Man was able to secure a ride home after you think all is lost. Perhaps we missed something opening scenes. It felt like things should not have played out how they did. The problem is we have seen similar holes in the past.
Overall, we did enjoy the movie and it fell in line with the other previous Ant-Man movies. It can be visually stunning on the big screen but you won’t miss anything checking it out at home.