Review of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

It’s where The Avengers time traveled, where Janet Pym (Michelle Pfeiffer) was marooned for 30 years, and where Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man survived Armageddon. For those who had much better things to do, Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) offers a welcome early reminder.

It is, he says, turning slightly to the camera, “a place beyond time and space, a secret universe below ours.”

The third feature with Ant-Man in the title offers a deep dive into this subatomic world. Unfortunately, it is not as interesting as it seems.

Ant-Man (Rudd), his partner The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), their 18-year-old daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton), and their in-laws (Pfeiffer and Douglas) are transported there when they foolishly rally around an experimental probe.

They land in a CGI-filled world that will remind you of Star Wars, Star Trek, and maybe even Babylon 5. There are aliens (some reptilian, some fish-faced, and one that looks like a broccoli stick), a gang of brave fighters of the resistance and even a canteen.

Darth Vader’s figurehead is Kang The Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) who is being set up as the big bad for the next “phase” of Marvel movies.

There are some animated cutscenes where our heroes use their size-shifting suits to fend off Kang’s frail stormtroopers.

But the plot is formulaic and the dialogue largely nonsensical. In another seven years, I’ll probably remember it as “the Baskin-Robbins One.”

I have no idea if there’s an official link, but the frequent and unduly prominent references leave the American ice cream chain as the true conquerors of this “quantum realm.”

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Cert 12A, now in theaters

#Review #AntMan #Wasp #Quantumania

Source link

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button