Jonathan Majors is a marvel in messy “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”

Through a series of events, Ant-Man and the Wasp (Paul Rudd & Evangeline Lilly) embark on an adventure in the mysterious Quantum Realm, where they come face to face with the dangerous, Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors).

Unlike other Marvel films, life got in the way of me snagging a showing opening weekend. So I apologize to anyone who was immediately looking for to my hot takes. And honestly, after hearing so many mixed reviews from family, friends and critics, I was not exactly excited about entering the Quantum Realm.

What I was excited about was Jonathan Majors. His performance as Kang in the final episode of the hit Disney+ show, “Loki”, SENT ME and I was so excited to see him take the big screen.

And I am pleased to share that Majors CONTINUES to deliver. In fact, he carried the weight of the film on his back. Every moment he was on screen, I was captivated, terrified, and definitely fan girling. He commands the screen with both power and eloquence. I am so ready for the Kang Dynasty to start shaping this new chapter in the MCU.

As for the rest of Quantumania. Well. What to even say. The film is mediocre and messy. Ant-Man does his Ant-Man thing, which was charming a few years ago but has gotten old to me.

And MODOK, the countless creatures and the rebellion, it like a visual and tonal mixture of Spy Kids and Star Wars. Honestly, this should have just been called Space Ants.

I can’t say I was disappointed, but I do wish that there would be more meat to sink your teeth into and get the audience invested in Phase 5. Like, the guy next to me LEFT before the movie ended… That shouldn’t be happening during a Marvel movie.

And by all means, I want to be optimistic and assume now that we have a new baddie shaking timelines and multiverses up, we’ll be going into some more challenging narratives that culminate to something more important to unite our heroes.

But right now, I’m a little concerned. Marvel is brilliant. I love what they do. I love the universes and the characters. But the last few chapters felt average at most — especially when you look back on Endgame and its legacy.

Will Kang help conquer the spark that Marvel once had? I hope so.

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