So, you’ve seen “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania” and now you want to talk about spoilers? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’re about to dive deep into the movie and discuss all the juicy details. But, before we get started, I have to warn you that this is a spoiler talk, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you might want to skip this one.
Now, let’s talk about the good news first, and that’s Jonathan Majors as Kang. I mean, this guy is shagadelic, baby! He’s a great villain, charismatic, scary, and just all-around awesome. I loved his backstory, which was enough to show why he’s the big bad in the quantum universe. Plus, I have to say, I enjoyed the fact that he seemed magical, even though it was all technology. It reminded me of the first “Thor” movie where we realized that the Asgardians were just technologically advanced and not actually gods.
But, what I loved most about Kang was that he was a conqueror who would actually do his own dirty work. He wasn’t solely relying on minions to do his bidding. When the [bleep] was going down, he was down there shooting fist lasers, just like Thanos was there to do it himself. I respect a villain who will get his hands dirty, you know?
Now, let’s talk about the bad news. For me, the biggest problem with this movie was the fact that it almost made a leap that I felt was impossible for the MCU, and that’s if Kang won. I mean, can you imagine? The whole multiverse collapsing, all of our favorite heroes dying horrible deaths, and Kang just sitting there, sipping a martini and laughing at us? No, thank you. I mean, sure, it would be a bold move, but it would also be a depressing one.
Another problem I had with the movie was Michelle Pfeiffer’s character, Janet van Dyne. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love Michelle Pfeiffer, but her character just felt kind of pointless in this movie. She touches the quantum core and gets all these visions, which I guess is how it works, but it felt like a 90s plot point to me. It didn’t really add anything to the story.
Overall, I enjoyed “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania.” I thought Jonathan Majors was amazing as Kang, and I loved the fact that he was a villain who would get his hands dirty. However, I do have some concerns about the direction the MCU is heading in. I mean, do we really want to see a world where Kang wins? I don’t think so. But, who knows? Maybe the MCU will surprise us all and do something even more shocking. All I know is, I’ll be there to watch it unfold, spoilers and all.