Marvel Reviews: Part 30

Spoiler-free review of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania



Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Camden Keener, Student Writer

Today I will be doing a spoiler-free review of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. This movie might be the best definition of an eh movie that I’ve ever seen. I’ll start off with the good parts of the movie, and that obviously starts with Paul Rudd reprising his role as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. He did his absolute best with what he was given and had some good comedic lines that only he could actually make funny. The relationship between him and his daughter Cassie was one of the biggest focal points of the film. I thought it was done alright but I definitely think they could’ve played on the trauma more of Cassie not having her father for 5 years of her life. Again, I thought both of them did solid for the script they were given, however the actors can only do so much with a bad script. This was the first movie ever done that is fully in the Quantum Realm and I thought they did alright with the world-building of it. My main issue was that they used so much of the movie doing world-building (like half the movie), only for the Quantum Realm to come out as an average setting for it. 


The villain of this movie was Kang the Conqueror. I absolutely loved him in this movie and he was by far the best part of this film. The entire first half of the movie, while world-building, they built up Kang and made him feel like a massive deal. Kang has roughly 19 million variants of himself and this variant is supposed to be one of the biggest and baddest ones. The acting by Jonathon Majors was amazing as Kang and truly was the reason why he was such an effective villain. You may have noticed that I haven’t mentioned the other character in the title yet, the Wasp. That is because she was absolutely useless and the biggest joke of a “main character” that I’ve ever seen. She got thrown in some subplot that was focused around herself, her dad, and her mom. The subplot was also garbage, added nearly nothing to the actual story, and this movie easily could’ve been made without her honestly, and that really sucks to say because the actress is great and usually does a great job playing Wasp. 


I always rate the marvel movies and shows and I rate them based on 10 things in the movie. Those things are: action, acting, cinematography, pacing, score, characters, ending, plot, protagonist, and antagonist. I rate all of those pieces 1-10 and then after that, I add up the scores of all 10 of them and get a total score out of 100. I gave this movie a 65/100, and the only reason the score even got to that point was because Kang and Ant-Man/Cassie were doing their best to carry this movie. The plot was jumbled and all over the place, the ending of the actual movie was pretty bad, acting was usually good but had its bad moments, and action was good but not great. In all, this movie was kind of a jumbled mess with bad writing that was carried by great actors and characters with good action.