Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is directed by Peyton Reed and written for the screen by Jeff Loveness. The 31st entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the titular roles, with Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton, and others featuring in prominent roles. The newest adventure carries us back to the Quantum Realm, where Scott Lang and his family explore this uncharted realm. They soon learn of a mysterious threat unlike any they have ever seen before, waiting for them in this land between time and space.
Wow! Ant-Man 3. Who would have thought Ant-Man could get a trilogy while Superman couldn’t? But here we are, completing the trilogy. I’m a huge fan of the first installment, but the second movie, at least for me, was exceptionally forgettable. This movie was even worse. While it will stick in my mind for quite some time longer than the second, that’s not necessarily a good thing, as there is some extremely disappointing stuff going on here. It had so much potential, but they squandered so much of it, possibly leaving catastrophic carnage in its path for the MCU. The damage done may not be repairable.
While there are a lot of negatives here, there are also a few positives. Quantumania looks incredible, with well-done visuals. The direction by Reed is well-conceived, and the film is funny at times. However, to jump back to the negatives, it did go overboard at some moments, pushing the Marvel comedy tropes a little too far, similar to Thor: Love and Thunder, but luckily not nearly as oversaturated. The writing is not all bad, as there are some compelling moments. I feel like the overall arc and vision of the MCU impacted the writing of this one big time, or if not, then it didn’t interfere enough.
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Sometimes the studio needs to protect its film for the final product and the grand scheme of things, which is the overall vision of the franchise. The best part of this film, and the major positive is that Kang is everything you have heard. He’s remarkable, powerful and will go on to be one of the more consequential villains to date. Unfortunately, some decisions made even with him disappointed me. To continue where I left off, but more specifically with the performances, everyone is impressive. However, Jonathan Majors is phenomenal, with zero flaws in his performance. He’s perfect, and I’m looking forward to Creed III more now because of it. He makes a great villain.
Furthermore, I also loved Paul Rudd’s performances, who rarely misses. His relationships with his daughter, Cassie, played by Kathryn Newton, and his partner, Evangeline Lily, shine bright, and the three of them have tons of chemistry. Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas share similar chemistry, but more so Douglas. Pfeiffer’s performance felt like the weakest among the main cast.
What is an example of catastrophic thinking?
Here are some examples of catastrophizing: “If I fail this test, I will never pass school, and I will be a total failure in life.” “If I don’t recover quickly from this procedure, I will never get better, and I will be disabled my entire life.”
Is catastrophic thinking OCD?
Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) engage in what psychologists refer to as “catastrophizing.” This phrase is used to describe the repeated mental simulation of unlikely catastrophic scenarios.
What is the root cause of catastrophizing?
Some suggest that low self-esteem and fear form the root cause of catastrophizing. You may feel like you can’t successfully handle a problem or event. Other possible causes of catastrophizing include: depression.