El Capitan de la outro espacio
Is Kang actually a beloved villain? Has my Marvel reading just somehow missed this guy? I know of Kang, and I've read a few Kang stories, but he never made much of an impression.
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Reviews for Ant-Man are not great!
My impression is he matters deeply only to people obsessed with the MCU who have been told he matters deeply, but don't read comics.Is Kang actually a beloved villain? Has my Marvel reading just somehow missed this guy? I know of Kang, and I've read a few Kang stories, but he never made much of an impression.
Is Kang actually a beloved villain?
Okay, so the thing with the Quantum Realm/Microverse in the comics is that the name is kind of a misnomer. you travel to it by going Itty Bitty, but that universe is the size and dimension as our own.Well I don't know what the critics' fucking problem is, because as Talking Time's number one Marvel shill I am here to tell you that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum of Solants is a great time at the movies.
The usual contingent is going to whine that this is "just an ad for future movies!!!" but, listen: we are fifteen years and thirty-one movies deep into this franchise, and if you're still getting mad about that then I don't know what to tell you. Yes, Marvel plants seeds of plotlines and characters and pays them off down the line. That's how this goes. Not every MCU entry is going to be Infinity War or Endgame, and those movies were only possible because they built on what had come before, and right now we're building.
With that out of the way... The thing that's being "advertised," of course, is Kang, and I am all in on him. Jonathan Majors plays him as thoughtful, seductive and menacing, but with an impatient rage boiling just beneath the surface that had me hanging on his every word. If this version of him really is dead then that's a shame, but then again I thought that about He Who Remains, too. I'm sure the next variant will be just as interesting.
As for the other new characters, the warrior lady didn't really do much for me BUT I WANTED MORE TELEPATHIC CHIDI ANAGONYE. (I didn't catch anyone's names.)
The visual design in this movie is absolutely buck fucking wild. Every frame has half a dozen batshit bananas things popping off and it's going to take ten viewings to take it all in. Does it have a consistent visual style beyond "weird"? Not really, but the Quantum Realm civilization is apparently a hodgepodge of many extremely disparate cultures so I think that was sort of the point.
(I feel like the MCU has inadequately explained what the Quantum Realm even is, and I'd appreciate a little clarification from people who are familiar with the comics. Is it just that everything in it is impossibly turbo small? Like is the idea that it all exists within the same space as our regular universe, just that there are entire quantum cities built between electrons or whatever? But then Janet tosses off a line about "The Void" and "Subatomica" and it sounds like maybe you just have to be that small to pass through the... interdimensional membranes or whatever and enter the QR. Does every universe/timeline have its own Quantum Realm, or is there only one? Would the denizens of the QR have been affected by the Snap?)
You know I'm always agitating for more male nudity in these movies, but I don't know that MODOK's bare ass and gross baby legs are going to warrant a page on the MCU Cheesecake Calendar. Well, it's fine. Liked him a lot in general, and while I'm sure some will be unhappy that his origins are different from the comics I thought this was a clever way to work him in.
Kind of a missed opportunity that when Scott split into thousands of "possible" Scotts, they're all identical except for one who works at Baskin Robbins. How about a battle-scarred Scott? An evil Scott? A Scott in the Yellowjacket suit?
a Scott who killed Thanos by jumping up his butt
Speaking of missed potential I think it's kind of a shame that Scott and Hope didn't get trapped in the Quantum Realm at the end. How fucking cool would it be if in Secret Wars we're reunited with an Ant-Man and Wasp who have been king and queen of the Quantum Realm for years?
As the credits were rolling it occurred to me that the Ant-Man movies make for a really lopsided trilogy. The first two have basically no stakes beyond the personal, and this one concerns the fate of the multiverse. That's comic books, baby!
There are mid- and post-credits scenes.
I don't remember this happening very much, but I was also pretty inebriated while watching. What you're describing though, sounds like what a lot of movies do that are partially filmed in imax. Because it's expensive to film in imax, but people like doing it, so you get a number of films where some key scenes are filmed in imax for the wow factor, and then talky indoor scenes where there isn't as much room for the massive cameras and you're not trying to visually clap the cheeks of the audience gets filmed in regular 40mm or whatever. Go rewatch The Dark Knight one of these days (or a lot of Nolan movies tbh) and you'll see this idea in full effect.Did anybody else notice that the aspect ratio was different in the climactic boat battle scene? It would keep switching between letterboxed and not as it cut between Namor/Shuri and the rest of the fight. I found it very jarring and it felt like the two scenes were taking place in different movies. And now I'm second guessing myself - was that happening in the rest of the movie? Is that common in movies? Was it unique to the Disney+ version?
I FEEL SO SEEN!!The usual contingent is going to whine that this is "just an ad for future movies!!!" but, listen: we are fifteen years and thirty-one movies deep into this franchise, and if you're still getting mad about that then I don't know what to tell you. Yes, Marvel plants seeds of plotlines and characters and pays them off down the line. That's how this goes. Not every MCU entry is going to be Infinity War or Endgame, and those movies were only possible because they built on what had come before, and right now we're building.
I've gone my whole life without strangulating anyone, and I feel pretty comfortable condemning people who do.I think the only correct response to anyone defending this is "actually it's very easy to not hospitalize your date."