‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ (2023). Movie Review: Same old thing

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Martin Cid

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a movie directed by Peyton Reed starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton and Bill Murray.

It is based on the comic by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber y Ernest Hart.

Ant-Man y la Avispa: Quantumanía
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

You know what? In 100 years, when the machines remember that human beings still existed on this planet and some of them made things called movies and they start compiling -in a couple of nanoseconds- the History of Cinema, they will talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a phenomenon that, year after year, brings us movies so surprisingly repetitive, stupid and, above all, entertaining, and has managed to stun an audience that keeps asking for exactly this.

Yet another one that, without contributing anything, stuffed us with more of the same : a brutal cast of actors who, at the drop of a hat, succumb to two hours of time travel (and stupidity) around quantum universes, ants, superheroes and the occasional bad joke.


Ant-Man y la Avispa: Quantumanía
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Movie Review

It’s hard to find a superhero movie that saves itself, yes (this one certainly doesn’t) from the ruthless critics who, with their righteous and cruel sledgehammer, trash these movies fair and square. And you know what? Nobody gives a damn about what the critics and recalcitrant neorealism scholars have to say, because, year after year, these films are among the most watched of the year: sure success, easy peasy sequel, because this (even if it doesn’t matter to the critics) is what the public yearns, and Marvel and Disney know how to do it wonderfully.

That the visual style is not the best? Let’s be honest, it is luxurious in terms of production and scenery that, although tacky as hell, brims quality left right and center.

As for the actors, don’t even get me started. Big names that, as they say, come to make a movie that is easy  -nothing to do with Shakespeare- and simple, and allow them to pay the bills for a couple of years with just a few months of shooting (if it comes).

The public delighted; the actors, more than thrilled; the industry, keeping up in a battle (so far lost) against streaming platforms.

It’s neither Rocco and His Brothers, and no one pretends it to be,  but rather The Atomic Ant and His Friends in a fun quantum universe that, full of kicks in a shabby story, entertains millions of viewers around the world.

As we all know, these films will echo as cultural phenomena.

And they deserve it, even if this is not one of the best.

Ant-Man y la Avispa: Quantumanía
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Movie Trailer

Share This Article
Writer, pipe smoker and founder of MCM
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *