Currently on Digital and coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 16 from director Peyton Reed, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios is the return of ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: Quantumania.
Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is enjoying his life post-Thanos catching up with daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton) and visiting with Hope’s/Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet (Michelle Pheiffer). Cassie talks about a device that she is working on that will allow them to get back to the Quantum Realm.
Janet freaks out to everyone’s surprise and tries to stop is from working. What they didn’t expect was to be pulled into and back to the Quantum Realm. Separated, Scott and Cassie are in the middle of nowhere while Hope, Janet and Pym are in a strange city that Janet seems to know a lot about.
Now she explains that when she was missing, her time spent in the Quantum Realm had her dealing with Lord Krylar (Bill Murray) and her time with Kang (Jonathan Majors). Kang was helping Janet to try and escape the Quantum Realm by rebuilding his multiversal power core. When Janet discovers who Kang truly is, she stops his plan.
When Scott and Cassie are captured, they are taken to Kang the Conqueror and he makes it clear that he will get to their world one way or another. With the help of Jentorra (Katy O’Brian), an uprising begins as the people want to be free of Kang’s rule.
Rudd as Lang reprises the role and makes it look not only effortless but a lot of fun. I just love how he is still that sort of innocent guy who just knows what’s right and feels the fatherly-guilt of his time dealing with Thanos. He is still a bit bumbly but when is called upon to be heroic, he sees it as just doing what is right for the good of everybody. Let’s face it, Rudd is not only the man for this particular job but is our Ant-man now and forever.
Pheiffer as Janet has a big role here as she knows how the Quantum Realm was and walks through its streets like a pro. Her time with Kang gives her the advantage in the crucial fight that is to come. Pheiffer is tough as nails and pretty darn awesome to watch. Douglas as Hank just goes along to get along trying to keep tabs on what is happening, good thing he has a good thing going with the ants!
Lilly as Hope is also surprised that Janet knows so much and has a history with Kang. Now she just wants to get her family home safely. Newton as Cassie has come into her own and dad Scott has missed it. Once in the Quantum Realm, she works with her dad to bring their situation to its right end.
Shout out to Bill Murray as Lord Kylar because what film doesn’t need a bit of Murray added to it?
Other cast include David Dastmalchian as Veb, William Harper as Quaz, and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/M.O.D.O.K.
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Bonus Features include Gag Reel – Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Audio Commentary – Watch the film with audio commentary by director Peyton Reed and writer Jeff Loveness, Featurettes – All in the Family – Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Pfeiffer discuss the complex layers and secrets – yet incredibly strong bond of this heroic family.
Also, Formidable Foes – Discover how Jonathan Majors, Bill Murray and Corey Stoll bring gravitas to the villains of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Learn more about how Kang brings a Thanos-level threat to this adventure and the larger MCU, Deleted Scenes, Drink The Ooze – Upon entering the Quantum Realm, Scott Lang nervously drinks the ooze, and I Have Holes – Veb expresses great excitement when he discovers he finally has holes.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: Quantumania brings non-stop action and a fight to the finish for Lang and his family. There are some very interesting characters and, as always Rudd starts the comedy with his one-liners and joking nature. One minute it is serious and then a joke or two will slip in to break the tension.
The film is colorful, and the CGI is, as one would expect from Marvel, full of eye-catching things. The characters are a great mix of intensity and humor at the same time. This is definetly the kind of film that brings families together for an evening in front of the big screen and if you have a soundbar, this is going to be an epic movie night at home.
In the end – get ready to enter the Quantum Realm!