Mai Marvel Monthly: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania' NON SPOILER REVIEW
Can I be your Marvel guy?
Kia ora, Bailey here from the Mai Hot 20 and ya boy loves him some Marvel. My credentials for being a Marvel fan below:
**DISCLAIMER: This is just my opinion lol don’t come for me…
My Top 3 Marvel movies: 'Avengers: Infinity War', 'Black Panther', 'Spiderman: No Way Home'.
Worst Marvel movie: tied between 'Thor 2' and 'Iron Man 3' (you read correctly).
Best Marvel TV show: 'Loki'!!!
Worst Marvel TV show: 'What If?' (I said what I said)
Marvel films have been a part of my life since 2008 when Iron Man was released and I thought I’d give you my hot takes every month on new trailers, casting rumours and review every new Marvel project this year.
First up, 'Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania'!
I feel like I’m one of the few in the Marvel fandom who actually really loved this movie. Yes, it has its flaws but the film itself is really good!
Jonathan Majors as Kang is an absolute BEAST! To be the next big bad guy of the MCU is tough, but Majors does it with class and holds himself well in a movie that establishes who he is. Easily the best part of the movie. I look forward to seeing him in future MCU projects! In terms of a villain, he is on par with Thanos. As an actor, Majors is out of this world and makes Kang seem almost human.
Paul Rudd and Katherine Newton's relationship in this movie is so symbiotic, and from the moment they share the screen, you feel the depth of their relationship. The relationship they have grounds this story and reflects any parent trying to protect their child.
Evangeline Lilly, as the Wasp, got done dirty. For a character whose name is in the title of the movie, she felt non-important to this story and had no real motivation other than being with the rest of them. Maybe there’s a bigger plan for her character, but this movie sidelined her hard.
Michelle Pfeifer and Michael Douglas shine in their supporting roles without feeling as if they’re being forced into the story and have great comedic moments.
MODOK is a great surprise and serves the story well imo and I know a lot of other people don’t agree with that…I don’t care tho - I thought he was dooope!
As a whole, this movie is a solid 7/10. It does well at establishing Kang as the next big bad guy whilst balancing the comedy and action the MCU is known for. Nonetheless, this film is the perfect way to start Phase 5 of the MCU. It sets up an exciting new villain whilst wrapping the Ant-Man trilogy in a way which fans can decide whether they like it or not lol (I thought it was a great ending).
Excited to see what Marvel releases this year, and I’ll make sure you’re up to date with everything! Flick a message to the Mai Hot 20 insta if you ever wanna talk Marvel ;)