What Parents Need to Know About Ant-Man And the Wasp: Quantumania

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania is the newest Marvel film to fly into theaters. If you’re debating whether or not to bring your kids to see it and wondering if the new Ant-Man movie is scary for kids, how it stacks up to other Marvel movies when it comes to violence level, language, and sex, this spoiler-free parent review will help. 

Scott Lang as Ant-Man stands in front of his crew of the wasp and others in a movie poster for the new Antman movie that may be scary for some kids
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. © 2023 MARVEL.

New Ant-Man Movie Spoiler-Free Review

If you’re a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan who lately hasn’t been vibing with the new phase of Marvel movies, you might be pleasantly surprised with the familiar feel of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. This film officially kicks off phase 5 of the MCU and it feels like we’ve arrived back home after a long vacation. In Phase 4 we got a bunch of random puzzle pieces, unsure if they’re even for the same picture. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, finally begins to show us how some of the various pieces might fit together and it has me excited for what’s next for Marvel. 

Kathryn Newton as Cassandra "Cassie" Lang and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. is it safe for kids?
Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2022 MARVEL.

In the film Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) are returning to life post-blip and come back to their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. After a mishap they find themselves exploring the Quantum Realm and desperate to get back home. The quantum world in this movie isn’t as dizzying and confusing as we’ve seen in past movies. Viewers are able to feel grounded in a planet-like space. While down there the characters meet Kang (Jonathan Majors) a familiar character from the Loki series (and Marvel comics), and man is he intense.

There were a few moments in the movie where I looked over to see if my son was grasping what was going on or if he was maybe bored with the dialogue. But he was into it. And there was plenty of action and surprises throughout the movie to enjoy. The final act at times felt a little bit predictable but at the same time had me guessing up through til the end. 

Be sure to stay for the mid and end credit scenes. 

Girl Power in the New Ant-Man Movie

Though Scott Lang is the main protagonist in the film, fans of the Wasp will enjoy Hope’s part to play as well as other female characters throughout the movie. The Wasp didn’t hold as much screen time as I anticipated but she made every moment she was there count. The strong and resourceful women permeated the story throughout the movie in an organic and delightful fashion.

There are some bad-a ladies as well as a lot of fun new characters to meet along the way which, for the sake of letting you go in fresh, I’ll let you get to know! 

Katy O'Brian as Jentorra in Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA.
Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2022 MARVEL.

Language and Crude Humor in the new Ant-Man movie

As hoped, the new Ant-Man movie is full of well timed jokes and belly laughs. Many of the jokes are of the adult variety which went over my 9-year son’s head (and he is very literal). I imagine when I take my 12-year-old daughter to see it she’ll appreciate more of the humor. There are also some curse words including “sh*t” “damn” and “dick” among others. 

Is the New Ant-Man Movie Scary for Kids?

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in antman and the qasp quantumania in a scene that could be scary for kids
© 2022 MARVEL.

After Doctor Strange 2, or even Thor Love and Thunder, I can see why parents are a little hesitant and wondering if Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania is scary for kids. While this movie has a greater share of scary creatures than previous Ant-Man movies, I personally wouldn’t put it in the scary category for movies. However, the fight scenes, particularly in the climax are very intense and could be especially nerve wracking for some young viewers. There’s fighting, explosions, hand to hand combat, blood, and peril. 

There’s no sexual content in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantimania, however there is a naked butt on screen for a moment in jest.

Alright, enough of my thoughts on the movie. Here’s what my Marvel-loving 9-year-old son thought. 

Ant Man 3: A Kid’s Review

What did you think of Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania?

T: I liked it. It’s my favorite Ant-Man movie. 

Why? 

T: I like the villain because he’s very strong. 

What was the funniest part to you? 

T: The baby butt. 

Would you recommend it to your friends? 

T: The ones who like Ant-Man and Marvel movies, yes. 

Who was your favorite character?

T: Ant-Man. 

Do you think it’s for older kids? 

T: I think this movie is for older kids. Nine to an adult. 

Did you think it was scary?

T: Not at all. Well let me think twice. No, I don’t think it would scare most 9-year-olds that watch Marvel movies. Thor Love and Thunder is scarier than this.  

Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp in Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA.
© 2023 MARVEL.

Would you want to watch it again? 

T: Yes, with Jayda!

How would you rank it compared to other Marvel movies? 

T: Thor Love and Thunder I liked more. I liked this more than Black Panther 2, and this is my favorite Ant-Man movie. 

What was your favorite part? 

T: I can’t spoil! 

How many stars would you give it?

T: 3.5 or 4 out of 5.

(L-R): Michelle Pfieffer as Janet van Dyne and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA.
© 2023 MARVEL.

Is it worth going to the movie Theaters to see?

T: I’d see it in theaters one more time. 

I’ll update this review when I’ve had a chance to see it with my husband and oldest daughter. I definitely plan to see it again in theaters because I’m sure there are some parts I missed and it is worth watching again! 

Are you planning to go see Ant Man 3? 

Wondering how our review of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania compares to yours? Check out some of our other movie reviews.

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Liz says:

I love and always trust your reviews when deciding whether or not to take my (10 y/o) son to see the newest Marvel movie in the theater! Thank you! <3

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