Movie of the Month

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Tiana Pickett-Hanson, Staff Writer

For March’s movie of the month I’ve chosen Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. This is the third movie in the Ant-Man saga and it follows Scott Lang/Ant-Man and his daughter Cassie Lang as they explore the quantum realm. This movie stars: Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton, and Jonathan Majors.

This movie starts with a flashback of Janet Van Dyne when she was trapped in the quantum realm, and it shows when she first encountered Kang the Conqueror. It then goes to modern day where Scott, Cassie, Hope, Janet, and Hank are having dinner together. Scott is talking to Cassie about being responsible and safe because Cassie had been once again arrested for protesting. Cassie then argues with her father because even though he is Ant-Man, she thinks that her dad has just been playing it safe recently and hasn’t been fighting crime and saving people.

After dinner, Cassie, Hank, and Hope decide to show Janet and Scott a project they have been working on. It’s a signal device to send and receive signals to and from the quantum realm. Upon seeing this, Janet tells them to shut it down immediately, as she freaks out saying it’s not safe to send signals down there. Then a big blast goes off and sucks everyone into the quantum realm. As the rest of the film goes on, you see Scott and Cassie discover and befriend beings of the quantum realm. You also watch Janet face her past and the consequences of her actions from when she used to live here. Along with Scott and Cassie, you as a viewer  get to view and discover the quantum realm with all of its secrets and its past.

This movie has an amazing cast, and they did such an amazing job with this movie. It’s definitely a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The following are some of the main actors and their characters that were in this movie: Corey Stoll as MODOCK, Micheal Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, and Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang. There were two people in the main cast that really stood out to me; their performances were breathtaking and just brought this movie to another level. Firstly, I was impressed by Jonathan Majors, who played Kang the conqueror—he was amazing in this movie. The different levels of emotion he had was truly astonishing. Paul Rudd, as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, was also amazing. We got to see a new side to Scott, and it just further developed this character, making him even more outstanding and loveable.

Overall, this movie was a great watch. I loved the visuals that also came with this movie, and the immense storytelling that was in it. I’m grateful for the hard work the cast and crew put into making this movie. It was really good, and I would recommend this movie to everyone. Just make sure you watch the first two Ant-Man movies first, that way you’ll know each character and the previous stories. Finally, the end credit scene is breathtaking, and makes me excited for what’s to come in the future.