ANT-MAN & THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA
(Marvel Comics Sequel)
Where’s the rating?
If I were a Marvel Comics fan and had seen the two previous movies in the series and couldn’t wait for the next one, I would probably give the movie a high rating.
The main characters are back, including the Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), who saved the world in the last movie and opens this one basking in his glory.
But I’m not a Marvel Comics fan, and, although I’ve seen the previous movies, I still don’t know what the heck is going on.
I know that the Ant-Man and his family are fooling around with some complicated scientific equipment when they are transported to the Quantum Realm which is controlled by a really mean and threatening guy by the name of Kahn (Jonathan Majors).
The land beneath the existing world is drab and dangerous; it looks something like what Russia has done to the Ukraine.
There are spaceships, armies, giant bubbles, wasps and mass confusion. I think I saw Bill Murray. And what’s with this giant head?
Marvel fans know that you stay for the credits to get a hint of what confusion is coming next.
It doesn’t matter how long it will take for the next one, they will be ready.
I will have forgotten everything I saw.
YOUR PLACE OR MINE
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Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher star as Debbie and Peter, two close friends who keep in touch with each other by phone nearly every day.
She is a divorced mother of a13-year-old son and owns a house in California.
He is a single, for-hire accountant who owns an apartment in New York City.
They switch living quarters for a week when she has to attend classes, while he agrees to watch her over-protected son.
Their 20-year friendship is challenged when Peter undoes all of Debbie’s methods of raising her wimpy son.
They always claimed to “tell each other everything” but it soon becomes obvious that they haven’t.
We know from the beginning that they both love each other, but it takes until the final scene for them to realize it.
There are a few funny scenes, a bit of sex, and a bit of conflict.
It’s cute, but no big deal.