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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 Paws

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios and Truenorth Productions present a PG-13, 125-minute, Action, Adventure, Comedy directed by Peyton Reed, written by Jack Kirby and Jeff Loveness with a theater release of February 17, 2023.

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Cassie Land (Kathryn Newton), Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) are all together living a good life on earth, that is until Cassie decides to show the family a new device she built. When the family was amazed at what she achieved one family member Janet could not shut it down fast enough. Before you know it the entire family is swept away from earth into a world below earth known at the Quantum Realm.

Separated from each other they all try to regroup as soon as possible but for Janet that time is not fast enough. You see, Janet spent time in the Quantum Realm for many years and it is where she met Krylar (Bill Murray) and also where she saved the life of Kang The Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) when he crashed in the realm. Both Janet and Kang tried everything to return to their homes but the attempts had failed until one day they were able to get Kang’s ship operational again but with that came knowledge for Janet. Visions that Janet saw that made her realize Kang was not the person he claimed to be.

Within the Realm, life was filled with mysterious creatures and surroundings some friendly but of course some not so much. The family had no idea that Janet was in the Quantum Realm before nor did they know what happen between Kang and her. She now feared for her families lives but also for the lives of everyone in the Realm and beyond in other worlds and parallel universes. Once Kang discovers Janet has returned and this time with her family he will stop at nothing to get what he wants and that is to rule the world and all its realms.

I really enjoyed the movie, it was much different than I expected, almost like Star Wars meets Humpty Dumpty. You will understand when you encounter M.O.D.O.K (Corey Stoll). The special effects are mind blowing at times and sometimes to much of an overload. I actually enjoyed the direction and the writing although I missed the opportunity to have more scenes on earth but hey that’s what more films are about and Ant-Man is not going away any time soon. A great score with some alien supporting characters of many looks and styles and this film becomes more than enough to keep your attention for two hours.

It is really much more action and adventure than comedy but Rudd truly pulls it off as more of a straight man and not so much a comedic idiot. I am a fan of Lilly especially when she was in the show “Lost” and I’m still her fan in this franchise with her as the Wasp. Pfeiffer really pulls of the young and old versions of herself and is able to kick ass no matter how old she is. Douglas looks good but his role is a bit tamer and as for Newton it took me time to warm up to her. It is Majors who I like a lot that really hit the nail on the head as a villain not to be trusted. With a number of supporting characters, bizarre looking creature of all kinds and of course a lot of ants this movie is an enjoyable journey into the Quantum Realm.

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