It's an MCU sequel we've all been waiting for ever since we first saw Jonathan Majors' Kang first pop up in Season One of Loki, but Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania is FINALLY in theaters and, despite what most reviews are saying, I actually enjoyed the adventure in to the Quantum Realm and kickoff to Phase 5 of the MCU!
Quantumania does feel like the closest we'll get to a Star Wars/Marvel crossover as we explore the Quantum Realm filled with beings from a different universe and at times it does feel like the third Ant-Man movie follows the Star Wars formula, which I personally enjoyed as a Star Wars fan.
The film clocks in right over the two-hour mark with its end credits scenes and it felt like the film really didn't overstay its welcome even though you'll hang on every word Kang says hoping that he doesn't just wreck our heroes in two seconds which we can credit to Director Peyton Reed in his third go with the franchise.
Here are some of my initial, SPOILER-FREE, thoughts on the film and what stood out to me just in case you need more (or less) incentive to watch it:
- You can consider this Jonathan Majors' film because the man chewed up EVERY scene he was in and is a welcome addition to the MCU as Kang the Conqueror!
- Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton) might be the best Young Avenger portrayal we've seen so far and not only is pivotal to the plot, but is a mix of the best parts of America Chavez and Riri Williams.
- This might have been the most I've liked Michael Douglas's Hank Pym in an Ant-Man movie because he wasn't the grump we've known him before, but more of a fun grandpa now.
- This movie sold me on getting the Ant-Man book in real life just to see what other MCU adventures are in there from Scott's Perspective!
- There are TWO end-credit scenes that have me excited for the future of Phase 5 and a certain Disney Plus show!
Watch my full review for Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania below:
I'm giving Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania 8 out of 10 Ants because I felt like it did a great job balancing Kang's gravitas and serious demeanor with the heart and humor of Ant-Man in the Quantum Realm. Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania is in theaters starting on Feburary 17th!