Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
NZ release: 16 February 2023
Violence Rated on: 07 February 2023
What’s it about?
Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), along with Hank, Janet and Scott’s daughter Cass, traverse the mysterious Quantum Realm discovering new life and civilisations. They are pushed to their limits after discovering a new threat and are forced to fight in order to save the entire multiverse.
- Directed by Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp)
- English language
- Runtime: 124 minutes
- This film is the third instalment of the Ant-Man films and is a part of the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Why did it get this rating?
This film was cross-rated by the Film and Video Labelling Body. You can find out more about cross-rating here.
Similar to other superhero and Marvel films the violence is unrealistic and not very strong. The strongest scene is the final showdown where Scott engages in hand to hand combat, and his helmet is stomped on. The fights ends and Scott has blood and bruises on his face, and he is very weak.
Characters occasionally make sexually suggestive jokes, which are more likely to be picked up by older viewers. One character says how “wild” their time was while being stuck in the quantum realm for 30 years.
Offensive language is used in the film, such as words like “holy s**t”, “d**k”, “ass”, and “a**hole”.
Members of the Youth Advisory Panel watched this film and said violence is similar to other Marvel movies in the way that it seemed relatively choreographed and unrealistic, and there is very little gore and gruesome scenes. However, they thought it was important to include a content warning for violence for younger viewers who might find these scenes and the villain scary.
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