Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania: a superhero film review by Mark Kermode (video).
Once upon a time, in a universe far, far away, there was a superhero team known as Ant-Man and the Wasp. They were loved by many, including their loyal fans and even their foes. However, their latest adventure, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” left everyone scratching their heads.
The story began with Scott Lang, the Ant-Man, becoming a successful memoirist, and living happily with his girlfriend, Hope van Dyne. Their daughter, Cassie, has grown into a teenage activist, and she’s been working on a device to make contact with the Quantum Realm. One day, the device opens a portal, and the family gets sucked in, along with Hope’s parents, Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne.
As they try to find their way out, they discover that Kang the Conqueror, the ruler of the Quantum Realm, is causing trouble. The team splits up to find answers, and Hope, Janet, and Pym meet with Lord Krylar, a former ally of Janet’s, who reveals that he’s working for Kang. Meanwhile, Scott and Cassie are rescued by rebels who are rebelling against Kang’s rule.
The plot thickens when it’s revealed that Janet helped rebuild Kang’s Multiversal Power Core, which he’s now using to control the Quantum Realm. Darren Cross, who was thought to be dead, returns as M.O.D.O.K, Kang’s loyal servant, and tries to capture the team. As they fight their way out, they discover that Kang plans to destroy everything, and they must stop him.
The team ultimately defeats Kang, but not before he reveals that his death will lead to something even more terrible. In the end, Scott resumes his happy life, but with a nagging feeling that something is off. Meanwhile, Kang’s variants are planning a multiversal uprising.
While the plot was confusing and convoluted, the real star of the movie was the ants. They had evolved and become hyper-intelligent, and they helped save the day. In fact, some audience members joked that the ants should get their own spinoff series.
Overall, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” was a wild and wacky adventure that left audiences laughing and scratching their heads at the same time. It may not have been the best Marvel movie, but it was certainly one of the funniest.