Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a story to be told or forgotten?

Marvel Studios, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Marvel Studios, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Set in a fictional dimension of the Quantum Realm,  “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, directed by Peyton Reed, recently hit movie theaters globally, earning a whopping 474.2 million dollars in the box office. But is the third Ant-Man sequence living up to its expectations? 

The movie starts off with Cassandra “Cassie” Lang revealing she made a machine that sends signals to the Quantum Realm. Janet; Hank’s Wife and Hope’s mom, had been stuck in the realm for over 30 years. Instead of being amazed by Cassie’s invention like everyone else was, she started to scream and told her to shut it off. But before Cassie can, Hope, Hank, Janet and Scott all get sucked into the Quantum Realm signal. 


Throughout the movie, Janet seems to be hiding something from the rest of her family. While wandering through the unknown spaces,  she refuses to reveal what she knows and what she is so terrified of in the quantum realm, until they meet the one she is scared of. Kang the Conqueror, who is first introduced in the hit Disney+ series “Loki”, and later seen in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, is revealed to be a prominent character in the film. 


Towards the end, Kang discloses crucial information in a major plot twist, which leaves the audience wondering what it could mean for the Marvel future. After all, how can you defeat someone who already knows the future?


Scott Lang (Ant-Man) is known for presenting his character with a lot of humor and quite a bit of action. Yet in Quantamania, there are scenes where it is lacking in both comedy and activity. Although there were times where it was suspenseful and interesting, there were also several instances where it was slow and dragged the point of the movie unnecessarily. 


Yet, there are many scenes that contribute greatly towards the many upcoming Marvel movies. So if you are interested in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, or ants that save the day, this movie is definitely a must-watch for all audiences, releasing May 17th on Disney+.