Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Movie Review

One of the beauties of the science fiction and fantasy genre is the creation of new worlds. Within these worlds is an exploration of character and narrative that is both novel and human.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the third film in the Ant-Man series. The movie starts when it seems that all is well in the world of Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). His daughter, Cassie (Kathryn Newton) is now grown up and has joined the family business. He is happily settled down with Hope Van Dyne/ The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly). The relationship between his in-laws, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) is as solid as it ever was.

When an experimental machine does not work as planned, they are sent into the quantum realm. While trying to figure out how to get home, they have to get through Kang The Conqueror (Jonathan Majors). Kang has a bone to pick and is not unwilling to use force to get what he wants.

I enjoyed this one. There is a nice balance between comedy and action. The narrative is neither too short nor drags on for what seems forever. I certainly appreciated that the female characters were on the same level as the male characters.

Though Kang is not as deep as Erik Kilmonger (Michael B. Jordan) or Wanda Maximoff (Elisabeth Olsen), he is still a fierce baddie who stands in the way of our heroes. He knows what he wants and is perfectly willing to destroy anything or anyone who gets in his way.

Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently in theaters.

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P.S. There are two scenes worth waiting for. The mid-credit scene and a post-credit scene that opens the door to the next season of Loki.


The Hotel Nantucket Book Review

When a long-term romantic relationship ends, the obvious response is grief and anger. But there is also the opportunity that comes from the unknown.

Elin Hilderbrand‘s novel, The Hotel Nantucket, was published last June. Lizbet Keaton has just broken up with her boyfriend of 15 years. The distraction from this breakup is her new job is as the general manager of the Hotel Nantucket. A century ago, it was the jewel of the island. But multiple owners and a rumored ghost have turned into a blot on the local tourist industry.

Between the new owner, London billionaire Xavier Darling and a hopeful rave review by respected Instagram reviewer Shelly Carpenter, Lizbet is hoping to turn the property around. On the surface, all seems well. But a deeper dive reveals the emotional turmoil that both the staff and the guests are going through. On top of that, the ghost of Grace, a young maid who was killed in the fire in 1922 fire stays in the hotel, watching the living and hoping to discover who killed her.

Hilderbrand does it again. I loved it, I raced through it, and couldn’t put it down. If the sign of a good book is prioritizing it over everything else, then you know it’s good. I loved the characters, I love the story, and I loved the choice of the omniscient narrator.

Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

The Hotel Nantucket is available wherever books are sold.

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