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Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne are dragged into the Quantum Realm, along with Hope’s parents and Scott’s daughter Cassie. Together they must find a way to escape, but what secrets is Hope’s mother hiding? And who is the mysterious Kang?
Marvel movies have been around for a while, by that I mean what we now call the MCU, if you can believe it the first “Iron Man” movie was over 15 years ago! I believe I’ve seen every Marvel movie since then in theaters and I have enjoyed all of them, with some obviously being a lot better than others. I am all about stories continuing but perhaps for Ant-Man this should be the end or at least time for a big change-up. That’s my long-winded way of saying that of course, I saw this in theaters shortly after it came out. Paul Rudd is perfect as Ant-Man and I will go and see him (and any Marvel movie) for as long as they do them. I saw this back in February but my website was down, so I’m just posting it now.
This movie is the first family/multi-character movie in the Ant-Man films. Michelle Pfeiffer does a great job and steals most scenes she is in. It was fun to see Bill Murray in a small role here and I liked the humour they put in for Michael Douglas as well. The other big standout here is Jonathan Majors as he returns and gets to do a lot more as Kang (he was at the end “Loki” season 1).
We really get to see some unusual creatures along with impressive and fun special effects. There were some good surprises and I certainly had fun with this movie. It reminded me a lot of “Star Wars” as they show quite a lot of the Quantum Realm and the many people/creatures/plants that live there. You are drawn into the plight of those resisting Kang’s war machine and the fight at the end with its multi-stage approach was fun to watch.
I think my main issue would be with the plot. It just felt like the Quantum Realm had to be featured prominently for 90% of the movie and that instead of doing any character development (or even moving the plot forward overall for this phase), was barely touched. The movie felt a lot like filler, pretty/funny/enjoyable filler but it just didn’t have the emotional impact of “Guardians. 3” and ultimately I just felt the movie didn’t take any chances or make any significant changes.
Despite some negative statements I enjoyed this movie but I would put it at the bottom of the Ant-Man movies. I give it 7 out of 10 and most of that is for Jonathan Majors and Michelle Pfeiffer, who really stood out here. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Ant-Man and the Marvel movies but would say to watch Guardians 3 first and watch this (if you’re legally able to) high for a better experience. Not for young kids and while this is a soft PG-13 (compared to say “Guardians 3”) still best to go with ages 13+.