Having just recently completed the Rocky/Creed franchise one thing is sure: this is hands down one of the greatest, most solid franchises ever made. Yes, there are some films that are better than others but overall, every movie moves the story forward in some way. I’m happy to report that Creed III is no exception.
From the film’s opening scene, Creed III lets you know you’re in for a ride. And once the story ramps up, the momentum never eases, building to an emotionally heavy climax that concludes in near-perfect fashion.
Well, I’ve just come back from seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and I have thoughts…oh, so many thoughts. First off, it’s almost necessary to see this movie on IMAX. Its visually stimulating CGI-fest of world-building is utterly transcendent in that format, allowing you to become immersed in every minute, incredibly fascinating detail. Plus, the sound design is incredible.
Secondly, it took Thanos ten years to become a character I was excited about. This is only Majors’ second appearance as Kang but he’s constantly stealing the show. His performance in this movie is top-tier, delivering a powerful, thoughtful, almost Vader-like presence that makes you pay attention when he’s onscreen. Unfortunately, the story ultimately nerfs him because he’s so incredibly powerful that if he was really at his top game Ant-Man and co. would be toast in minutes. I found that somewhat disappointing.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the beginning of Phase 5, is just a week away. The thought is honestly mindboggling. As someone who has still not quite moved on from the greatness of Wakanda Forever, it feels almost startling that we’re on the verge of seeing yet another chapter in this growing franchise.
What makes this film so exciting is its major implications for the franchise moving forward.
In a couple of weeks, the final movie of the MCU’s Phase 4 will be here: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. And that means it’s time to look ahead to the following slate of Marvel films coming our way.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the first film of Phase 5 and it undoubtedly looks like it will be the best Ant-Man movie of the trilogy with a thrilling and awe-inspiring first trailer. Here it is.