Based on comics by Jack Kirby, with a screenplay by Jeff Loveness and directed by Peyton Reed, this third installment brings an established cast alongside newcomers to the quantum realm and the Ant-Man universe.
CUE THE HAPPY TOBY MAGUIRE SPIDERMAN-ESQUE STROLL
The opening is promising and starts hilarious as the Welcome Back Kotter theme plays. A happy Scott, a.k.a. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), narrates his picturesque life.
It’s happy until Scott gets a call that his daughter, Cassandra (Kathryn Newton), is in jail. Cassandra’s savior complex makes her perfect for superhero martyrdom. This isn’t to say her determination is wrong.
TONAL FLIP FLOPS AND MISMATCHES: THE MOVIE
Cassandra’s creation leads to Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) throwing a fit and turning it off. Somehow, her vehement strike lands them all in the quantum realm. Janet’s withholding of pertinent information lacks comprehension.