Ant-Man & The Quantuamaniacs
Ant-Man Quantumania, starring Paul Rudd, Jonathan Majors, and Kathyrn Newton, has finally arrived.
Ant-Man Quantumania, starring Paul Rudd, Jonathan Majors, and Kathyrn Newton, has finally arrived. It's been highly awaited as it's the first film of Marvel's phase five however did it meet the expectations? While it was filled with corny jokes, mediocre dialogues, and overcomplicated plot points, the insane VFX, solid soundtrack, and epic fight scenes make it somewhat watchable.
The storyline revolves heavily around Scott Lang's daughter (Paul Rudd), Cassie, who now has her own suit and wants to join her father in his superhero endeavors. Cassie builds a machine that sends signals to the quantum realm. However, something goes wrong, and they get sucked into a portal and trapped in the realm. The rest of the film follows how they manage to escape and face dark past secrets and threats that arise. The storyline is decent; however, as the film progresses, it gets more complicated. Now that's not necessarily a bad thing. However, the plot points were not executed in a manner to help viewers genuinely understand the context of the film.
The acting is mediocre, apart from Michelle Pfeiffer, who delivers a strong, captivating performance as Janet van Dyne. The cinematography is excellent, particularly during combat scenes which are, for the most part, choreographed extremely well. The dialogues are very cringe, but at this point, that's pretty much expected from Marvel nowadays. The soundtrack is solid and helps make the battle scenes feel much more epic. As far as action scenes/sequences go, the directing was great. However, it was poor in terms of critical plot-related scenes and comprehensibility. As the first movie of a new phase, since this film serves to set up context about all the movies upcoming, the audience must understand everything. Yet, most viewers may need to watch this movie multiple times to understand it better.
All in all, it wasn't a complete trainwreck. Some decent acting performances, fantastic battle scenes, and insane VFX are displayed throughout the film. However, the film sometimes becomes hard to watch, riddled with trash dialogue and hard-to-understand storylines. Is it a good film? Not really, but that doesn't really matter. It's a must-watch film for any MCU followers as it sets up crucial points for the rest of the entire phase. Just bite the bullet, watch the movie, wait for the Guardians of the Galaxy film, and pray it's better.
Raving Rating: 6.4