Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe heading into the Quantum Realm. It’s a wild ride from start to finish, but is Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania kid-friendly? I’m breaking down all of the thematic elements, including its PG-13 rating, in my Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Parents Guide and Movie Review. Here’s what parents need to know to help YOU decide if it’s appropriate for kids. As always, no spoilers!
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Parents Guide + Review
The Ant-Man franchise has always set itself apart from other films in the MCU. Perhaps it’s because Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is such a relatable character. Aside from being a divorced ex-con, he’s really just an ordinary guy. He doesn’t have the super soldier strength of Captain America, and he’s not a demigod like Thor. On the outside, he’s you and me.
When Quantumania opens, we see that Scott is living his best life after saving the world in Avengers: Endgame. He’s promoting his new book, accurately titled, “Look Out for the Little Guy.” More than anything, he’s trying to make up for his 5 year time loss with his daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton).
We don’t get to spend too much time on the outside world before our main characters, Scott and Cassie, along with Hope (Evangeline Lilly), Hank (Michael Douglas), and Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) are sucked into the Quantum Realm — and boy is it a wild ride.
The Quantum Realm
Having lived on the Quantum Realm for 30 years, Janet describes it as a place outside of time and space with multiple universes. The majority of Quantumania takes place in this alternate universe and the visuals are beyond stunning. It is completely immersed in CGI and the attention to detail is truly a feast for your eyes. I definitely felt the realm was reminiscent to other familiar films. Star Wars stands out primarily to the vast multitude of different creatures that inhabit the land. But visually speaking, the realm itself holds some pretty strong Avatar and Strange World vibes — particularly in relation to the floating mountains and bioluminescent lights.
While Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is brilliant visually speaking, where does it stand when developing a story?
Quantumania is Non-Stop Action
If you’re looking for a great action flick, then this is it. Ant-Man 3 literally is action-packed…but the problem with that is, it never stops. I’m not saying the story was bad, because that’s far from the truth. I really dig the father/daughter storyline. Paul Rudd is awkwardly charming and adorable as ever and Kathryn Newton was a real standout — I’m looking forward to seeing more of her developing character. Cassie Lang is a complete fearless badass, and I’m here for it.
I guess I just wanted MORE of a story. I missed the lightheartedness of Ant-Man, the corny jokes, and all that made us fall in love with his character. Sure Quantumania has its share of laughs, but the tone is set differently.
Of course the big winner of Quantumania is Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror. He is a terrifying force and his presence commands the screen whenever he’s on. It is well-known that this is Kang’s era, and he’s not going anywhere for a long time.
IS ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA KID-FRIENDLY? HERE’S YOUR PARENTS GUIDE:
The Ant-Man movies have been known to be family friendly. How does Quantumania fall into this mix? Is the latest Ant-Man movie too scary for kids? Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has an MPA rating of PG-13 for violence, action, and language. It has a runtime of 2 hours 5 minutes. Here’s what parents need to know before watching Quantumania with their kids.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is very violence heavy. Much more so than the previous Ant-Man movies, however, not quite to the level of Avengers: Endgame. You can expect fight sequences with hand-to-hand combat, as well as characters using weapons like swords, guns, and blasters. There are electrocutions, disembodiments, and deaths are witnessed.
Marvel is known for pushing the limits in the language department, and this rings true for Quantumania. Viewers can expect to hear: @sshole, $hit, d@mn, d!ck, $hit, and a whole lot of Hell.
There’s not much adult related content in Ant-Man 3. Drinking alcohol occurs, and a character asks for a beverage that will make him drunk. There’s also mention of “having needs,” and some weird talk about holes.
Age Recommendation for Quantumania
If your kids have seen other Marvel movies, then they should be absolutely fine watching Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. However, if they’re new viewers, then you should be aware that there are violent scenes and possible scary elements for little ones. I’d recommend Quantumania for ages 10 and up, however, if they’ve seen the other films, they will be okay.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is a wild and action-packed ride to the Quantum Realm. The visuals are explosive and should be seen in IMAX and 3D for a complete immersive experience. Jonathan Majors is the standout performance as Kang The Conqueror. It is Kang’s era, and we are here along for the ride. Overall, Quantumania is about family, both the ones by genetics, and those that you choose. Phase 5 is off to a solid start, and I cannot wait to see where we’re headed.
Are there Post Credit Scenes in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania?
Yes, there are two! There is a mid-credit scene as well as an end credit scene in Quantumania — and they’re both pertinent to the future of the MCU.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Synopsis
Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with strange creatures and embark on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania PARENTS GUIDE AND MOVIE REVIEW HELPFUL FOR YOUR FAMILY. WILL YOU BE SEEING IT IN THEATERS?!
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