BY CHRISTOPHER STAMM
GUEST MOVIE REVIEWER
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Now playing in theatres)
This film is rated PG-13 for language and peril.
Well, the house of mouse and Marvel have cranked out yet another superhero movie, this one being the third installment of the Ant-Man franchise, and it is more of the same.
Ant-Man, a/k/a Scott Lang, is skating along on his heroics from Avengers Endgame and really not doing much else except writing a book and being mistaken for Spiderman. He spends his time trying to make up for lost time with his daughter, and that comes to a crashing halt when he, his daughter, Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp) Hank Pym, and Janet Van Dyne all get sucked into the Quantum realm and, well yadda yadda yadda the story is what it is. Bad guys, good guys, weird creatures, and a floating head. Yes, a floating head.
Look, Marvel movies are fun–well, most of them are anyway, but they are all the same movie with different characters. So if you are looking for ground breaking stuff, move along. You are not going to find that here. The mouse has its formula, and people still lay down their cash to see it, and as such, the formula will continue until they have beaten that horse into the ground.
My issue with this one is that it’s an obvious set-up for the next several films. But on the upside, I really like Paul Rudd and his performance of Ant-Man, so there is that.
Three out of five stars for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania because the production value is high, the visuals–as always–are excellent, and because I like Paul Rudd. But honestly, there really isn’t much there. It’s just a recycled story we have all seen before with different villains and heroes thrown into the mix. It is what it is, and the mouse will get its cheese, because they know we will all still go see it.