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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Parents Guide: Is it Kid Friendly?

Wondering if Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is ok for kids? Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has a PG-13 rating and is pretty on par with other Marvel movies. Not as funny as the previous Ant-Man movies, some kids may find the world-building and Quantum Realm a little strange. But if weird’s your thing, welcome to Quantumania. Here’s what parents need to know in this Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Parents Guide.

AntMan and the Wasp Quantumania Kid Friendly

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Parents Guide

After having lost 5 years with his family in the blip, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is ready to have a normal life with Hope (Evangeline Lilly), and his daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton). However, after something goes wrong, they find themselves in the Quantum Realm with Hope’s parents, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet vanDyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). 

They find worlds, creatures, and enemies they never knew existed…well one of them did. Kang the Conquerer (Jonathan Majors) is looking for revenge and needs Scott to steal something for him. But if Scott gives it to him, it may mean that millions die. Everyone must find a way back home and also save the universe, too. 

Age Rating: Why is Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Rated PG-13?

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is rated PG-13 for violence and strong language which means some content is not suitable for kids under 13.

AntMan and the Wasp Quantumania Age Rating

Language in Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania 

There is some strong language including some uses of sh*t, a**, a**hole, hell, and words of Deity like g-ddamn. Parents should also know there are some words like d*ck used several times. Another scene also used the word hell repeatedly as in “what the hell?”

Violence: Is Quantumania Too Scary for Kids?

When it comes to violence, there is a lot of fighting, battles, and monsters in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which could be too much for young kids. Kang is reminiscent of Thanos in the amount of destruction he creates and causes with no regard to other people besides his own goals and desires. 

Usually Ant-Man movies are more humor than action, but Quantumania feels the opposite. Most of the film takes place in the Quantum Realm with scary creatures and monsters and also a rebellion. With rebellions come death. Weapons are used, there are explosions, destruction, and violence is moderate, since some is fantasy violence. Favorite characters are shown in peril and with bloody faces.

It can definitely get intense in some moments with some kids sure to hide their eyes and hold onto a parent, but it’s not Infinity War trauma-inducing. 

Antman and the Wasp Quantumania Parents Guide

Mature Content: Is Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Kid Friendly?

There is no sex or nudity in Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania, but there are conversations about sex. References to “I did it with someone a few times” and “I had needs” and talk about holes.

Characters are shown drinking alcohol and one asks which drinks can get him drunk. 

There is some kissing between characters.

Is Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Appropriate for Kids Under 13? 

In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania you can expect to see fighting, death, dark themes, and profanity used by some of the characters. It does have a Marvel meets Star Wars and even Avatar vibe to it. To sum it up, Quantumania is kid-friendly for ages 12 and older, but kids younger than that could also be fine, especially if they’ve seen other Marvel movies.

The question is, will kids actually enjoy it? 

At the end of Loki when Kang first appears in the MCU and time and multiverses were being thrown around, I was so confused. That confusion continued in Quantumania.

None of my questions were answered and I don’t know Kang much more than when the film started. The character development was  feeble, although Majors himself is excellent as Kang. His facial expressions and body movements added to his terror. Perhaps Marvel didn’t want to give too much away to just set us up for the MCU’s next baddie villain. 

The performances aren’t the problem. Majors, Rudd, and Newton carried the film. The visuals were pretty; I enjoyed the glow-up of the Quantum Realm, but it almost felt too Avatar 2. Let’s throw some visuals and scenery at the audience and let the storyline suffer.

The humor of Scott and his pals and crew was sorely missed. Ant-Man was the OG, laugh-filled Marvel movie that didn’t take itself too seriously, until it did.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is serious, with higher stakes and dangerous consequences. When they tried to insert humor we got some random jokes about being a dick and uncomfortable dialogue about sexual needs. Paul Rudd is still charming, but Luis (Michael Peña)? Man, I missed him. 

It’s not even that I disliked Quantumania – there’s enough to hold your interest, entertain audiences, and time flew by. Thank goodness for 2 hour movies instead of the 3-hour trend. It was just too many different movies in one. Give me a Lang/Pym/van Dyne family adventure series.

It’s not the best Ant-Man movie, and it’s not the worst. But it was a trip, and I wondered what Peyton Reed was smoking sometimes. I half expected the Cantina Band from Star Wars to pop out. You just never know what to expect with Quantumania. If you’re sick of Marvel movies just being funny, then Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the action-packed adventure you’ve been waiting for and a good setup for Phase 5.

And yes, I did in fact pre-order Scott Lang’s book.


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