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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

also known as “Ant-Man 3,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp in Quantumania,” “Ant-Man a Wasp: Quantumania,” “Ant-Man ve Wasp: Quantumania,” “Ant-Man et la Guêpe: Quantumania,” “Ant-Man i Osa: Kwantomania,” “A Hangya és a Darázs: Kvantumánia,” See more »
MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for violence/action, and language.

Reviewed by: Raphael Vera

Moral Rating: Offensive
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Primary Audience: Adults Young-Adults Teens
Genre: Superhero Sci-Fi Action Adventure Comedy Sequel
Length: 2 hr. 5 min.
Year of Release: 2023
USA Release: February 17, 2023 (wide release)
DVD: May 16, 2023
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Featuring Paul RuddScott Lang / Ant-Man
Evangeline LillyHope Van Dyne / Wasp
Michelle PfeifferJanet Van Dyne / Wasp
Michael DouglasDr. Hank Pym
Bill MurrayKrylar
Jonathan MajorsKang The Conqueror
Kathryn NewtonCassie Lang
William Jackson HarperQuaz
Randall ParkJimmy Woo
Corey StollDarren Cross / Yellowjacket
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Director Peyton Reed
Producer Marvel Studios
Truenorth Productions [Iceland]
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Article Version: February 20, 2023

Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) has become world famous for his hand in saving the world back in “Avengers: Endgame” (2019). Hope Van Dyne a.k.a. The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) has built and runs a corporation that is meant to save the world. So how come Scott’s daughter, Cassie keeps landing in jail?

We see that Cassie Lang ( Kathryn Newton) is a social justice warrior, and has a run in with the police while defending the homeless. Luckily, she has dad to bail her out and a brilliant Quantum scientist named Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to confide in and become her new mentor. In fact, while Scott was away all those years she has become a brilliant scientist in her own right and managed to build a way to look into the Quantumverse. Little did she know that simply turning on her device would pull Scott, Hope, Dr. Pym, his wife Janet and herself into the sub-atomic universe.

Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) is terrified at the prospect of returning and is very reluctant to talk about her past experience there. We learn that not only strange and bizarre creatures exist in this fantasy sub-atomic universe, but creatures both alien and human-like that live in abject fear of, “Kang the Conqueror”.

Kang ( Jonathan Majors) needs Ant-Man’s help to take the empire he has built into our much larger universe and threatens anyone who gets in his way.

Janet’s secret life of 30-years spent in the Quantumverse will be revealed, new alliances will be made and an old villain from the past will emerge to threaten them. Can this rag tag group of heroes overcome one of comic-book’s most ruthless, powerful, time-travelling villain’s and find their way back to the ‘real’ world they know?

“Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania” is a surreal painted trip into a sub-atomic universe where buildings are alive, multiple alien races exist and ants from Pym’s lab can technologically advance in only a thousand years. Yes, time works differently on some, while the same on almost everyone else. This is just one of the film’s many inconsistencies and like other things introduced you are expected to just dismiss them and go along for the ride.

Objectionable Content

LANGUAGE: Moderate. The Lord’s name is taken in vain a lot in this film—“G*d” (3), “Oh My G*d” (5), and “G*d-d**n” (1). Other offensive words include: Holy-s**t (3), Sh*t (4), A**-h*le (1), “Son of a …” (1), D**n (3) and H*ll is said several times before comically featured a dozen or more times as Scott’s variants show up and say the same thing. A former villain from the first Ant-Man film returns, and he is called a d**k (euphemism for male genitals) three (3) times, mostly by young Cassie.

VIOLENCE: Heavy. Kang can beat people to death, but he does so only for his pleasure or to make a point. He can crush people with his mind and commands force blasts that destroy or cut through anything. People/aliens are vaporized, tortured by whips, fall to their death, crushed, sliced, imploded/exploded—including an alien shown eating several in a fit of rage. Directors of films like this suggest that because the violence is shown so quickly, or comically, it will have less effect, yet it is impressive the amount of carnage we and our kids are being exposed to. We should not accept such gratuitous violence for the sake of the next generation.

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SEX/NUDITY: Mild. Minor kissing, but no sex is shown. A woman displays cleavage and her midriff. A human is shown being pulled from a liquid and his rear is shown briefly naked from a distance—another unnecessary bit of content that should not be seen in a ‘family’ Marvel/Disney venture, but was included none-the-less.

Janet admits to an affair during the 30-years she spent in the Quantum realm because she “has needs,” to which Hank admits to the same. This pleasure principle is a secular viewpoint promoted by our media, that humans are nothing more than our natural urges, and we cannot and should not resist them.

“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.“ —I Corinthians 6:18-20

WOKENESS: Moderate. Dr. Pym comments on how great Socialism can be, while Scott, as a father, is portrayed as weak, guilt-ridden and therefore not one to ever discipline his daughter Cassie. Cassie is an social justice warrior activist. Hope is focused on saving the world through “sustainable” energy and foods.

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” —Hebrews 12:10-11


Symbolism and their deeper meanings used to be subtle and hard to decipher, but recent films have become much more blatant in their messaging, and Ant-Man is no exception. Perhaps the most obvious lessons we should take away is how the movie portrays God, Evolutionism, and The End-Times.

GOD. Kang is the obvious ‘devil’ character, who fell ‘from above’ to this world beneath ours, a terrifying world imbued with red tones, a surreal stand-in for h*ll. The devil imagery continues in a scene where Cassie appears to have drunk blood and her mouth and chin are still covered with it. The red ooze allows them to understand the other life forms, so by drinking it they gain understanding. This harkens back to the fruit of the tree of knowledge (Genesis 3), but why is there blatant blood drinking imagery at all? This feels demonic and associated with worship of demons that some celebrities admit to. Plus, who among us doesn’t wipe their chin after drinking sloppily?

As for who sent Kang to this place, we learn that he was banished to this nether world by a trio of beings, a not so veiled reference to God’s holy Trinity, who are very much like Kang in both strength and character. This is the story no doubt the devil tells himself, that he is God’s equal when he and other angels are mere creations of God, and it was the devil’s own conceit that made him fall as Jesus himself testifies.

“And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” —Luke 10:18

Regarding the Trinity that is God, the New Testament has numerous references to this. However, I truly appreciate how the Gospel According to Matthew closes by speaking on this distinction that belongs only to the one true God.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” —Matthew 28:19

EVOLUTIONISM. The movie begins with Dr. Pym showing how his ants are becoming intelligent, and this is done as a throwaway scene as if to say this is perfectly normal. This point is further hammered in, when some of Pym’s ants are likewise accidentally pulled into the Quantum zone, but experience a time shift granting them with a thousand years of Evolution in a moment. This Evolutionary jump enables the ants to build their own tech savvy civilization.

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The very existence of sub-atomic intelligent life let alone Pym’s advanced ‘socialist’ ants is just more promotion of a theory that still has no actual proof. Evolution has never been proved, only suggested, and when evidence is found it has always been eventually proven false. In the Marvel cinematic universe, there’s no mention of God, nor need for Him. Not to mention the ‘multi-verse’—another fantasy concept that runs counter to rational, logical thought and is being foisted upon our culture without a single shred of evidence.

END TIMES. The time-traveling Kang has seen the ‘end of time’ and it is not a pleasant one for him. If we remember that he represents the devil, then it makes sense why there is hopelessness in his voice when he says, “I know how it ends.”

“And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and sulfur, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” —Revelation 20:10

What are the signs that the end is near? Way too many to recount here, but I will say that The Gospel will be everywhere (Matthew 24:14), nations will talk of coming “peace and security” and it won’t (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3), earthquakes, famines and disease will be prevalent (Luke 21:11), unholy spirits worshiped, evil things taught (1 Timothy 4:1), and many will claim to be Christ (Matthew 24:5). On that last point there are now thousands who follow men around the world who claim to be Christ returned.

As you might have guessed, many signs point to how near we are to the final chapter of history, and I pray that you have received the Lord Jesus as your personal savior. But, if you haven’t it is not too late to seek Him for you will find Him.

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Concluding Thoughts

“Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania” is a stunning visual spectacle, lacking a cohesive storyline and is filled with so many plot holes that you are required to ‘suspend your disbelief’ time and time again. Why leave Kang a ship at all if he was meant to never return? How does a thousand years produce in ants the great awakening that the past thousand haven’t? A teenager is able to read the notes a scientist took a lifetime to write and improve on his theories in only 5-years? Why does Janet continue not to share anything about the Quantum realm even after they arrive?

Admittedly, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man has an easy going sense of humor that rarely seems forced and is the best feature of his franchise. Unfortunately, aside from the surreal spectacle that is the Quantum universe, this is the weakest Ant-Man film. Add to that the demonic imagery and disjointed story-telling, and I cannot recommend seeing this latest Marvel entry. Your money and your focus could be better spent almost anywhere.

  • Violence: Heavy
  • Profane language: Moderate
  • Vulgar/Crude language: Moderate
  • Occult: Moderate
  • Wokeism: Moderate
  • Nudity: Mild
  • Drugs/Alcohol: Mild— • Various people shown drinking alcohol • Hank requests a drink that will make him drunk from a bartender
  • Sex: None

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Positive—This was actually very entertaining, although one of the dumbest movies I have seen. That was the interesting part, how they made it so entertaining. It was just mindless entertainment with a totally weird storyline but the graphics were quite astounding. And somehow they just make this completely stupid movie, entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Of course it had no properties of being a godly movie, so I didn’t expect any of that. It was strictly an interesting movie that was clean, except some of the violence.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
Stephanie, age 48 (USA)
Neutral—“There’s always room to grow!” The quote by Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) early on in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is apropos coming from the superhero who can be a micro-man one minute and a giant the next. But the quote is a telling premise for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) third stand-alone Ant-Man movie, a franchise that started with 2015’s “Ant-Man” and 2018’s” Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

Compared to the previous films, Quantumania is indeed bigger and weightier in terms of officially kicking off the MCU’s Phase 5. Although it’s quite a spectacle with its Star Wars vibe and scary new bad guy, the film is indeed bigger, but it’s not necessarily better.

For starters, Quantumania is not family-friendly, with its excessive obscenities and profanity, as well as uber-intense and graphic violence that could be disturbing for young viewers.

On the plus side, the film features themes of self sacrifice, helping the oppressed, bravery, teamwork and opposing evil. Like the two previous Ant-Man films, the film tries to generate laughs, but it’s not as funny as the prior installments, partly because Lang’s comic foil Michael Peña (Luis) is not in the movie.

The 31st MCU movie, Quantumania starts with Lang (Paul Rudd) and his fiancée, Hope Van Dyne/Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), living their lives post “Avengers: Endgame”—both doing their part to save the world from Thanos.

Lang has even written a book called “Look Out for the Little Guy,” in which he shares an honest account of his struggles and triumphs, from serving time to being a divorced dad to becoming Ant-Man and joining the Avengers.

Additionally, Lang, who was fired from Baskin Robbins for his criminal record in “Ant-Man,” has even been named the ‘Employee of the Century.’

Meanwhile, Hope now leads the Pym Van Dyne Foundation, which utilizes the Pym Particle in new and innovative ways to advance humanitarian efforts.

However, Lang has to bail out his daughter, Cassie (Kathryn Newton), from jail after she is arrested during a protest about homeless people when she shrunk a police car. After her release, their family, including Hope and her parents, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), get into a “discussion” about how best to make a difference in the world. Cassie then reveals that she and Hank have been working on a project about the Quantum Realm, where Hank’s wife, Janet, was trapped for 30 years. It turns out that Cassie has created a little device that send signals into the dangerous Quantum Realm, which Hank describes as “a subatomic universe beneath ours.”

Sure enough when Cassie turns it on, the device begins moving, then quickly sucks the five family members into some type of wormhole. Leaving the friendly confines of San Francisco, the family find themselves in a sci-fi world interacting with strange new beings and odd sentient creatures who look like they came from the “Star Wars” cantina. They soon discover that the Quantum Realm inhabitants have been oppressed by Kang The Conqueror (Jonathan Majors)—a malevolent and murderous time-traveling human from the future who seeks to conquer and rule as many worlds as he can.

“You’re a monster who thinks he is a God,” Janet tells Kang during a flashback scene when she realizes that he has been exiled on purpose to the Quantum Realm due to his crimes. Kang, who was introduced as He Who Remains in the Disney+ TV Series “Loki,” will be the MCU’s big bad for “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty”—set for release May 2, 2025 and will be the first half of a two-part story.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has called Quantumania ‘a direct line’ into Phase 5 and will lead directly into “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” while director Peyton Reed said the movie will have a ‘profound impact’ on the MCU.

“You’re out of your league,” Kang tells Lang, who is being forced by the tyrant to help him get out of the Quantum Realm in exchange for sparing his daughter’s life.

But “Quantumania” is in a good league in terms of its box office opening. Called the first studio event flick of 2023, the film is headed for a franchise-best domestic debut of $120 million during the Presidents Day weekend, including $105.5 million for the three days, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Overseas, the Marvel pic collected $121.3 million for an early global start of $241.3 million.

The threequel, directed by Peyton Reed who also helmed the two previous Ant-Man films, has a box office challenge. Quantumania’s Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer is currently 48-percent, the second-worst of any film in the MCU behind “Eternals” (47%), and notably behind the Tomatometer rankings for “Ant-Man” (83%) and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (87%), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Overall, “Quantumania” is an entertaining, fast-paced movie that is better than recent MCU releases, including “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Eternals” because the film doesn’t feature woke content.

The bottom line: “Quantumania” is not family-friendly, so discerning parents might want to take a quantum leap on not letting their young children watch this superhero pic.

Content Watch: Rated PG-13 for violence/action and language, Quantumania has frequent strong language, including several uses of s***t, a***hole, a*s, d**n, d**k and phrases of “what the h*ll”?

There are at least two uses of God’s name in vain. Unfortunately, scriptwriter Jeff Loveness often used obscenities and profanity in the film as a comic ploy in order to get laughs from viewers. For example, a character mentions about anatomical holes but just in comical way. Then another man answers that “he has seven holes.”

It is implied through dialogue that Janet and Hank slept with other people during their time apart, making Hope uncomfortable. Again this serious matter is played for laughs.

Attacks on Quantum beings and other creatures show flying vessels firing on the ground as they run for cover and soldiers shooting at them. There is a lot of fighting with guns, spears, knives, futuristic weapons and blasters that send people flying or knock them down. Background characters are seen lying and assumed dead during fights. There is a bloody one-on-one fight that may be upsetting due to its violent nature. There are also large-scale, war-like fights. Many background characters die, are injured, or narrowly escape death. A zany new character MODOK—an acronym for Mechanized Organism Designed Only For Killing—may frighten young children. MODOK, who has a giant head and tiny limbs, is actually Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) who it turns out was banished into the Quantum Realm by Lang at the end of “Ant-Man.” MODOK’s rear end is shown for a second or two. A character asks a Quantum Realm person if there is a drink that can get him drunk. A character points out as a positive reference to Socialism when he talks about the united organization of evolved ants in the Quantum Realm.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
Neutral—I saw this movie in its entirety. I have to admit that I thought it was the weakest of all the Antman movies that I have seen. However, it is one of the better Marvel movies that has come out. The Marvel franchise is now doing the Multi-Universe theme which can imply including all kinds of sexual orientations, etc. Thankfully Antman and the Wasp sticks to a typical viewpoint, which is about helping others who are oppressed in their own home by an evil villian—good conquering evil. It is probably the few that still honors traditional relationships unlike other Marvel films where it is subtly being placed in the films. I would say go see it, but not for younger children because of the language.
My Ratings: Moral rating: / Moviemaking quality: 3
Karen, age 54 (USA)

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Secular Movie Critics
…For a franchise in need of refreshment, it’s anything but a quantum leap. …Plotless and emotionless, the third instalment of Ant-Man is a depressing example of what happens to art when special effects take over… [2/5]
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph [UK]
…the worst Ant-Man movie yet. And Paul Rudd isn’t even funny… a glum, tiresome exercise that follows the pattern of every run-of-the-mill superhero movie ever made. …
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
…“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is an atrocious movie, but it’s atrocious in a way that Marvel movies rarely are. …I’ve never been quite so stupefied by one the way I was by Quantumania. …it looks like the filmmakers themselves were bored putting it onscreen… There’s a lifeless bitterness to it all, like a dumb, nothing-matters joke you might make while working a tedious, demeaning job you can’t wait to leave. …
Bilge Ebiri, Vulture (New York Magazine)
Ugly and interminable, Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is fit to be squashed… Coloured wall-to-fake-wall with cheap-looking CGI, the film looks like it was shot from inside the guts of a first-generation iPhone – there is an aesthetic emptiness to it all that is soul-crushing. …
Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
…The Marvel machine hits a new low… gloppy-looking orange landscape, which, for all its trippiest inventions — a large fiery jellyfish, a sentient tub of red ooze, a giant, hairy purple tongue monster — never remotely springs to life, let alone stirs your awe. This isn’t world building; it’s more like world barfing. …a flat, inexpressive void. …
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
…much ado about a lot of microscopic nothing. …
Roger Moore, Movie Nation
…It’s the quality that’s shrinking here… Prepare to be slammed by special effects, hammered by an ear-battering soundtrack. Oh, and you’ll be left mewling for mercy after an onslaught of Truly Bad Dialogue. …
Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times
…baffling, illogical latest outing… incoherent special-effects dump…
Wendy Ide, The Guardian (UK)
…Sorry to Raid on your parade, “Ant-Man” fans, but the third chapter is a pile of dirt… Weird MCU film makes zero sense… The humor here is especially lowbrow. …[2/4]
Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
…comes up short in almost every other way that matters. …
Brian Lowry, Variety
…ultimately one of Marvel’s dullest and most unnecessary movies to date. …
Emily Zemler, Observer
…Imagine a Roger Corman film made with the combined budgets of every Roger Corman film and you are halfway there. …
Donald Clarke, The Irish Times