Ant-Man falls short of expectations


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The anticipated Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania released, but didn’t meet the high expectations Marvel fans had for the movie. Despite this, the movie is still filled with action and comedy.

Ashlyn Walker, Guest Contributor

Marvel fans have been looking forward to this movie for a very long time, but some fans have been disappointed. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, written by Stan Lee, Jeff Loveness, and Larry Lieber, is a good movie, but didn’t quite meet the high expectations set by Marvel fans. This movie was filled with action and adventure, as well as a ton of comedy.  

The movie is all about Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) adventure in the quantum realm with his daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton), his girlfriend Hope (Evangeline Lilly), and Hope’s parents Hank (Michael Douglas) and Jennet (Michelle Pfeiffer). Jennet is the only one who had previously been in the quantum realm, and therefore she was the only one who knew what it really was. She failed to inform everyone about what was really in the quantum realm and what she had experienced in her time there, and this puts everyone in danger. 

They have to find their way through the quantum realm and get themselves out of danger, all while stopping the villain, Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), who has the power to destroy any timeline in any universe. He wants to get his revenge on Jannet after what she did to him, so he wants them all dead. Everyone has their own part in the movie when it comes to fighting off the bad guys, and this event brings everyone closer together, and they are able to extend their abilities. 

At the beginning of the movie, Scott is finding himself once again after everything he had been through. He was living a good life, and he was enjoying the attention he got from being Ant-Man. He even got to get a closer relationship with his daughter Cassie who has to go years without Scott when he disappeared in the blip. At the end of the movie, as he was trying to continue to be that same happy Scott he was at the beginning, he could only keep worrying about what Kang the Conqueror had said to him before he left. Scott had to make some tough calls, and now he fears he made the wrong ones. This insight is a pathway for an upcoming movie that hopefully meets the expectation of Marvel fans. 

Although Ant-Man and the Wasp; Quantumania, had action and comedy, it was also very slow, and everything that happened seemed very pointless and unnecessary. Even though I couldn’t have expected the things that I watched, I also wasn’t exactly shocked by anything that happened. It didn’t keep my attention for longer than I would have hoped. 

Word of advice, to fully get this movie, seeing Avengers: Endgame and all other previous movies helps in understanding what is going on. Watching Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sets the stage for upcoming movies, just don’t get your hopes up.