Phase five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kick-started with Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, and Paul Rudd, Jonathan Majors-starrer released with high anticipation. Ant-Man 3 is the third instalment of the action-adventure, and it also sets up the events for the future Avengers film, Kang Dynasty.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania opened with mixed to negative critical reception. Even fans are divided over the new film. Netizens have shared their review of Ant-Man 3, and it is filled with mixed reactions. While a few netizens have slammed critics for being ‘too harsh’ about the film. Other fans found it an epic disappointment.
Following the routine template of ‘failed experiments are followed by plotlines’, Lang & family enter into Quantum Realm, the subatomic place where the rules of time and space don’t apply. It’s a world loaded with VFX which can hurt your brain & eyes at the same time. Janet has lived 30 years of her life here, so naturally, she turns the guide who is guarding a mystery involving her and Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors). And, of course, the rest of the family is trying to get back home.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Movie Review: Star Performance
Paul Rudd continues to play the confused superhero whose individual identity has blurred by mixing elements from Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man & Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. Yes, he has the charisma but when was the last time only that has worked for a superhero? Evangeline Lilly, too, is cruising toward making hope a hopeless character. The physical approach towards ‘Wasp’ holds her back from moulding herself as a superhero.
Jonathan Majors’ Kang deserved a better launchpad than this. He definitely will do a lot better than this but if the first impression is considered to be the last, then let us remember ‘He Who Remains’ from Loki & not Kang from this one. Kathryn Newton does beautifully well as Cassie but her character sketch restricts her. Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet becomes the central character and remains to be the best thing about the mess. Michael Douglas’ Hank gets a couple of ‘I Am The OG Ant-Man’ moments but they don’t land owing to the mediocre writing. Bill Murray’s cameo is a colourful delight.