‘Quantumania’: A Mediocre But Necessary Movie for Marvel Fans


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February 17 -Opening night for Ant-Man Quantumania at the Edward’s Theater in Alhambra did not sell out as most expected.

From the beginning of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” we see Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) life as a new man, an avenger, someone who’s learned from his past as a hero. Although somewhat prideful, he still has his same humble and bubbly personality that makes him who he is. However, what I caught from the start was a change in the way Hank’s (Michael Douglas) personality was portrayed.

In “Ant-Man” and “Ant-man 2,” Hank is a serious, morally bound character who doesn’t want to do anything that doesn’t involve him. But in “Quantamania,” he makes a dramatic shift to helping Cassie suddenly have the technology to send a signal to the Quantum Realm.

It’s not far off from who Hank is, but it is not something that I would expect from a character like him. The importance of this small situation is that it determines the entirety of the movie.

Cassie’s (Kathryn Newton) new signal fails and Hank, Hope (Evangeline Lilly), Scott, Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer), and her all get sucked into the Quantum Realm. The rest of the movie is unfortunately the typical superhero movie. Needless to say, it was a fun rollercoaster of action. However, there was no twist or turn that most Marvel fans haven’t seen.

It was a fun movie that is common but necessary in order to continue the storyline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I don’t want to spoil the rest of the movie, but it is worth watching if you want to understand the future of Marvel. Overall, I would give it a seven out of 10.