Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (Danny's thoughts)
After having quite a few shows/films that definitely went for an emotional punch – among other ones that were a bit zany, Marvel Studios returns back to that adventurous feel with “And-Man and the Wasp – Quantumania”. Much like other characters post-Endgame, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is also dealing with the aftermath of The Blip, but because he was able to get back his girlfriend Hope as well as his mentor Hank Pym and the latter’s wife Janet, he is in a good place. Plus Hope has been doing what she does best – using her father’s company and resources to help better the world – and Cassie Lang has taken it upon herself to help people as well, even though some of those attempts have landed her in trouble. Not only that but with help from “Grandpa Hank” Cassie has also been tinkering with the Pym Particles to create a way to navigate the Quantum Realm. Unfortunately chaos ensues, and now Scott has to find a way to reunite his loved ones yet again as well as stop an exiled Conqueror from escaping the Quantum Realm and destroying the multiverse.
With this film it is definitely a breath of fresh air. While it still presents a future threat – one that will be even more difficult to defeat than Thanos – it still brings a great deal of heart and fun that the Ant-Man films are known for. Plus Paul Rudd brings his signature blend of humor that helps give the film the right amount of levity, yet he also gives a good deal of honesty when it comes to Scott’s dynamic with Cassie, who is now a teenager and is very keen on following in her dad’s footsteps.
But the best part of the film was Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror. With the way Majors portrays him audiences will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this character is not playing around and if the Avengers had a hard enough time dealing with Thanos, Kang is going to be even tougher.
In all, this film definitely gives a nice break and adds more fun to the start of Phase 5, but we can’t get too excited because this film does introduce a character who is going to give our heroes new and old a difficult time. But at least for this film audiences can relax and get into the adventure that is Quantumania.