Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: The Kang dynasty begins, a worthy replacement for Thanos

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania, the new movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU, for its acronym in English) and that opens the curtain of Phase 5 opens this Thursday, February 16. However, at we were able to see the tape a little before the rest to bring you this review.

In advance, we want to say that this post is spoiler-free. It is a summary from a general perspective of what was seen in the film, what was revealed by Marvel Studios in the trailers and a bit of opinion, so that you can go to the movies motivated and be surprised, or as happened to us, lose your sanity with the wonders of the Quantum Realm and Kang the Conqueror, the new supervillain of the MCU.

A family love movie

If you are a big fan of the Ant-Man franchise, you know that good humor and family love have always reigned in the plot. Since 2015’s first installment, we’ve seen Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) efforts to redeem himself and spend time with his daughter, as Hope (Evangeline Lilly) goes from hating her father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to siding with him to save his mother Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and all the efforts to get them all together.

In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania we see for the first time this particular united family, including Scott’s daughter, Cassie, played by Kathryn Newton, turned into a troubled teenager who even needs a little help from her loved ones to survive. get out of jail Nothing serious, but interesting because of her father’s criminal past.

The romance between Scott and Hope is on the rise, they even have getaways to very high places where they arrive in their Ant-Man and The Wasp costumes to enjoy a few beers watching the sunset.

Our Ant-Man seems happy, with a stable family, enjoying the fame of being an Avenger and a writer of heroic anecdotes, spending a lot of time with his daughter, who seems to be very interested in becoming a scientist like her step-grandfather Hank.

Cassie’s ambition for science and her interest in the Quantum Realm lead the teenager to build a quantum satellite that sends signals to the Kingdom, which arouses the concern of her grandmother, an expert in the field after living 30 years in that place. .

The artifact then activates and begins sucking in the family, who end up trapped in the Quantum Realm, or as Janet van Dyne describes it, “a secret universe below ours.” Here the chaos begins.

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Welcome to the Quantum Realm, greeted by Kang

The family lands in the Quantum Realm, where they are greeted by giant monsters, humanoids, intelligent creatures, and more that we won’t detail for the enjoyment of soon-to-be-movie fans. But the best of all is the character of actor Bill Murray.

In the kingdom, Ant-Man and his daughter are surprised by Kang the Conqueror, the first time traveler, in the shoes of Jonathan Majors. It may sound obvious, this may be your expectation, but there is no doubt: the best of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is Kang. Cold, calculating, intelligent, advanced, and extremely strong, Kang ends up being a worthy replacement for Thanos’ legacy as a villain in the MCU.

Kang the Conqueror

Kang tries to negotiate with Scott, who offers him what he wants most in life: make up for the time lost by the blip and live those years in which he could not see his daughter grow up. Ant-Man ends up agreeing.

By the way, at the heart of the matter we saw MODOK, who is actually Yellowjacket, the villain from the first Ant-Man movie, who is actually Darren Cross, played by Corey Stoll. At first we will be shocked by how scary it can seem, but it was a bit sad to see how it ends.


The impending showdown

What Kang asks of Scott is to dive with his most minuscule form into the depths of the Quantum Realm, in search of some kind of energy source that can power the multiversal ship of the Conqueror to escape.

When they finally get what Kang wants, Janet tells Scott not to trust Kang, that he is extremely dangerous and that if he gives him what he wants, he will escape the Quantum Realm. The Conqueror ends up with the power source in his hands, with Ant-Man claiming that they had a deal, and a quantum war begins between the heroes and the supervillain.

Here begins one of the most incredible bare-knuckle fights in memory in the MCU, especially because of how Scott’s face was. It’s not that big, but it seems like a lot for Marvel Studios.

Enjoy the ending. It’s intensely quantum.

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The post credits scenes

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has two post-credits scenes, one after the opening credits and one after the generals. You will see many familiar faces… and repeat ones.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

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