Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and his whole family are sucked into the Quantum realm only to discover a new enemy is on the rise– Kang (Jonathan Majors). Thwarted at every turn, getting home will take efforts from friends old and new and require an open mind, proving there’s always room to grow. Written by Jeff Loveness and Jack Kirby and Directed by Peyton Reed, this third installation of the franchise comes up thin on plot, heavy on CGI graphics and a lackluster shine breaking a cardinal rule of Sci-Fi– the creation of an all powerful being, in this instance Kang. The issue being, once a character reaches an all powerful status and cannot be stopped, the story becomes uninteresting and momentum is lost, it’s the ultimate “who cares?” writers pitfall. Furthermore this is troubling in the fact that the next wave of Marvel action appears to be centered around Kang’s rule and conquering of the the Metaverse, and, we’re off to a significantly snoozing start. So, for all of its glitz and glamour, attempts at humor, and bombastic smashing at the quantum level, sadly the Ant-man just can’t carry the weight of this task. Running two hours and five minutes, task this as a rental later, Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania is rated PG-13.