Plot: After the events of Endgame, Scott Lang, nicknamed Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), is a contented guy who is enjoying his family life and the unparalleled attention. His daughter Cassie (Kathyrn Newton) is experimenting with the notion of seeing if she can establish a connection with the quantum world’s parallel reality. With her sequences with Scott, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) lends the movie a hint of rom-com. Because to Cassie’s antics, her parents, Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank (Michael Douglas), play significant roles in the movie and have connections to the quantum world. After Scott and the others are downsized and transported into the realm, they encounter Kang, who they plan to use as Marvel’s next major villain.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Bill Murray
Review: A lot of storyline is crammed into Quantumania’s two hours, including Star Wars-style resistance-dictatorship drama, an ensemble Ant-Man adventure, an introduction to the villain that will dominate the next phase of the MCU, and world-building for the Quantum Realm (shots! shoots! shots!). Quantamania is also the most kinda boring MCU movie but still better than Thor: Love and Thunder.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe needs Jeff Loveness’ story because it marks a new beginning and the appearance of a potent new antagonist. But the writing by Jeff Loveness is at most passable. Several of the scenes are clichéd, but a few of them are quite nicely written. The dialogue is adequate, but one does miss the continual flow of clever and humorous one-liners from the earlier ANT-MAN movies.
In terms of performances, Paul Rudd is as charming as ever. This time, his character’s humorous side is less prominently displayed, which is a shame because Paul has impeccable comic timing. Kathryn Newton displays an air of assurance. As expected, Michael Douglas is dependable. Evangeline Lilly’s role isn’t given much attention, but Michelle Pfeiffer is excellent. As the bad guy, Jonathan Majors does a good job. The impact of Katy O’Brian (Jentorra) is significant. Bill Murray is excellent in his appearance as Lord Krylar.
VFX were okaish and overused, it could be better, it looks like marvel going down day by day. Experimenting new VFX but still fails to impress and lessly focuses on story and acting.
Overall review: must say it was a bit of a letdown. The plot was overly complicated and the characters weren’t as well developed as they could have been. The special effects were okay but nothing special. The action scenes were too few and far between and the ending felt rushed. All in all, I’d say this movie failed somewhere to deliver on its promise just and average marvel film with more VFX and less acting.