Quantamania: Small Hero, Big Hit

Marvel Is Back At It Again with Another Fantastic Movie

Abi Carper, Sandscript Writer



Paul Rudd returns as Ant-Man in the new Marvel movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantamania. The long awaited third part to the Ant-Man franchise was finally released on February 17th with shocking reviews from fans. While this movie did better than Eternals, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 47%, it still had a pretty negative score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie overall was great, but was it better than Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?

I would say no, because they are two different movies with different characters. Some of the reviews of the movie I agree with others not so much because they either didn’t like the movie or they gave too many spoilers. 

In the first movie, we meet Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, and his daughter Cassie, played by Abby Ryder Fortson. Scott disappears for about five years and he never really gets to see his daughter grow up. We also meet the Hornet who tries to assassinate Cassie in the first movie. While in the third movie, Darren makes his comeback and tries to finish what he initially started.        

The actor who used to play Cassie was recently replaced by actress Kathryn Newton. The original actress, Abby Ryder Fortson, found out that she had been replaced through Twitter.  Newton is older than Abby Ryder and by now Cassie would be older than the age of ten. Newton is an amazing actress and she can really portray Cassie and how she feels. Newton is really good at showing emotion. 

              As we know Marvel movies tend to be action packed and filled with amazing characters and stunning climactic scenes. Marvel also uses cgi to make the action seem real, which really makes the movies seem amazing. The action scenes tend to be my favorite part because of the suspense and climax of the action that had me on the edge of my seat.      

              Personally, I was on edge hoping there would be no death sequences in the movie because that would leave the MCU and their fans would be devastated. Antman has been a part of the MCU since Captain America: Civil War and Wasp joined shortly after in the second movie and has been a part of the universe for a few years. Both the Wasp and Ant-Man are fantastic characters and really bring their own sense of humor into the movies. Throughout the movie witty banter is shown back and forth between the two characters which made the dialogue way more interesting and easy to follow. Some scenes are way funnier while others can be very serious. The scenes that tend to be serious are when they have to plan what they are going to do and how they are going to do it. The scenes that tend to be funnier are when they are trying too hard to be serious and one of them breaks and they make jokes about what they are doing.

In the second movie we meet Hope Pym, played by Evangeline Lilly, and Scott travels to the Quantum realm to retrieve Hope’s mother, Janet Van Dyne. Janet was in the Quantum realm for thirty years before they could save her and she would be free of the Quantum realm and the dangers of the Quantum realm.

Ant Man’s back and forth banter with the other characters brings humor to balance the seriousness of the dramatic fight scenes. Despite Ant Man’s tiny stature, his fight scenes have gigantic, cinematic explosions on screen. The stunts, special effects, and comedic relief carry this film all the way to the box office. As we know Ant-man’s suit can make him larger or smaller, through the scenes we really see the suit at work. While the Wasp’s suit can also do this we only really see her shrink, both however are really fast and easy to work with. The scenes are action packed and filled with thrilling adventures. Both superheroes tend to inspire those around them to be a better person and to help those around them. 

With any Marvel movie, make sure you stay until the lights come on for possible bonus content, especially hints for a new movie and shows coming up. This is a light hearted Marvel movie guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and a smile on your face the whole time.