Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania is unlike any Marvel film done before, full of action and sci-fi bizarreness. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania releases in theaters in the United States tomorrow, February 17, 2023. The film brings back Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet van Dyne), Jonathan Majors (Kang the Conqueror), Corey Stoll (Darren Cross aka M.O.D.O.K.) and some newcomers, including Kathryn Newton (Cassie Lang) and even Bill Murray (Lord Krylar). Directed by Ant-Man alumni Peyton Reed and produced by the Marvel Studios man himself, Kevin Feige, this sequel is a non-stop, action-packed ride. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantumania Parents Guide
In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: Ant-Man and the Wasp find themselves leaving San Francisco instead exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that pushes them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantumania Age Rating Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their young children watch Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Language: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania uses some brief, strong language; however, it is very infrequent. Stronger words include sh*t, a**h*le, a**, d*ck, d*mn, and phrases like “What the hell?”
Mature Content: Other than the snippets of language mentioned above, there is some violent content that may not be appropriate for your younger children. Some of the violence includes small-scale and warlike battles with hand-to-hand combat, weapons, and guns, with some characters dying, becoming injured, and barely escaping. There are creatures in the quantum realm that are scary and monster-like, which may frighten some children. The villain is very powerful and mean, and he will surely scare the younger audiences. Characters drink and make references about getting drunk, and there is a scene where a character drinks a cute little creature begging to be saved, which could be triggering for some viewers. The film has no sex scenes or drug abuse to speak of.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Age Rating of the Movie: Walt Disney Pictures Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has a PG-13 rating for violence, action, and strong language. While the film is rated PG-13, parents with older children in their tween years may find it appropriate with parental guidance for youner audiences. There is some harsh language and adult content, but much of it may go over the heads of older children and is far from the restricted R category. No drug use content.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania begins a new phase for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, phase 5, and the third installment to make up the Ant-Man movies. Unlike other Marvel movies, this film seems to have tones from a hodgepodge of other popular films, including Star Wars, Godzilla, and even Avatar, because it has some blue people. Well, not the Avatar blue people, but close enough. While phase 4 contained a couple Marvel motion picture films and some quite amazing TV shows, as far as moving the story forward or establishing a clear goal, it seemed to lack these key elements.
For fans coming into Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania with the same expectations as the previous movies in the Ant-Man franchise, they will be disappointed. Unlike the previous two films, which did an excellent job of balancing action, story, and comedy, this installment ups the action twenty-fold, resulting in a lack of comedic moments, and the ones that were meant to be funny felt forced. Perhaps this is due to the absence of Michael Pena (Luis), T.I. (Dave), and David Dastmalchian (Kurt), who brought much of the comedy to their roles, especially Luis, who was a master at retelling a story in fast-forward. This film seems to replicate that comedy bit with an intro and outro of Scott (Rudd) giving a little inner dialogue to the audience; while amusing, it doesn’t compare to Luis’.
The cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is phenomenal, with the heroes Ant-Man (Rudd) and Wasp (Lilly) returning to their roles with the experience and confidence that make their characters so believable and genuine. This time around, Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays Janet, Hope’s mother, has more of a storyline as the film delves into her time in the quantum realm, and as they become trapped there, she makes her way through the new world with skill and a knowledge the others lack. Viewers will come across other familiar faces, particularly Darren Cross, aka M.O.D.O.K. (Corey Stoll), who fans haven’t seen since the first Ant-Man film, when he tried to kill a six-year-old Cassie. His character is totally ridiculous, and at times over-the-top comical, though he provides many of the jokes about his big face and baby legs. Kathryn Newton, who plays Scott’s daughter Cassie, who is all grown up now and ready to join the family in fighting evil, brings a younger, fresher face to the superhero world, and her addition is very much welcomed.
Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors, is the most memorable aspect of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He is easily the most terrifying villain to appear in the MCU. Kang makes Thanos look like a weakling in comparison, and he not only out-powers any villain seen thus far but is also much more menacing. Overall, it was quite an entertaining movie and a worthy addition to the M.C.U. Other than a few hints from the mid- and post-credit scenes, time will tell how the beginning of this phase serves to connect the dots, but Feige seems to know what he is doing, so we will just have to trust in him once more.