Can’t Man


Ethan Stanford, Entertainment

*This article will contain spoilers*

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is the newest installment of the Marvel Studios franchise featuring superhero Scott Lang and his drastic adventures into the Quantum realm with his family. This movie was the kickstarter for phase five in the MCU and oh boy is it not looking good so far. The whole movie seemed forced to introduce the next “big bad guy” (Kang the Conqueror) for the avengers to defeat and didn’t take time to appreciate the superhero that Ant-Man really is. 

“If you are sober, it’s a 5/10 overall…if you are drunk, it’s a 9/10. The writers were a little crazy writing these scripts,” senior, Megan Wood, said. 

  I agree with Megan’s opinion because it was so wacky at times and, frankly, just overwhelming. A lot of the jokes either fall flat or, honestly, are just predictable when they do happen. For instance, there’s one antagonist the main characters make fun of the entire time. They aren’t afraid of this bad guy and don’t see him as a threat; he’s just a laughingstock for our protagonists throughout the film.

“I liked Ant-Man’s daughter in the previous movies when she was a little kid. But now that she is a teenager, she is just annoying. Constantly criticizing her dad for not doing enough, when he has literally saved the world multiple times,” senior Cooper Noorda, said.  

One thing I couldn’t get over about this goofy movie was that it could’ve been prevented from the very beginning. In 2018, when Ant-Man and The Wasp was released, a character was free from the Quantum Realm towards the end of the movie after spending an insane amount of time there.

 This character knew the threats and dangers in the Quantum Realm, such as Kang the Conqueror, who wants to conquer the whole multiverse, hence the name. So if an enemy like that posed that much danger, which Kang does, this character would tell everyone this information as soon as possible to ensure nothing wrong happens. Nope, not at all. This character decides to wait until halfway through the third movie to tell our protagonists that after they are already in the Quantum Realm, even after she spent many years on earth where she could’ve said, “Hey Scott, there’s a big bad guy in the Quantum Realm that wants to rule the multiverse, we probably shouldn’t let him out.”

Overall this movie simply was just not very good in my opinion. Jonathan Major’s puts on an incredible acting performance as the main antagonist Kang, but that’s honestly the only good thing I have to say about the film. Other than that it’s just exhausting and doesn’t make any sense at all.