How do you follow up arguably the biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Infinity War? Well of course with something as small as Ant-Man and The Wasp! Ant-Man and The Wasp is very much a very self-contained sequel to its predecessor, with only slight tie-ins to past movies and keeps in tone with what we saw before, only upping the ante! Peyton Reed was able to go full balls to the wall with this one, embracing the cheesiness in the best and weirdest way possible that works so well for a character as ridiculous as ANT MAN!
The story of this sequel is simple and predictable, just a quick adventure team up with Ant-Man and The Wasp is completely serviceable, not a game changer but also not the best we have been given, but where this movie shines is THE CAST! Paul Rudd continues to make Scott Lang one of the most lovable, relatable and dorkiest superheroes we have. The best way to describe him is he is a total Dad Superhero, between his dad jokes and his relationship with Cassie being absolutely adorable.
As awesome as Ant-Man is in this, Evangeline Lilly’s WASP is the real scene stealer, the ultimate badass and just flat out awesome. The Wasp is easily now one of the best superheroes in the MCU and is going to be a worthy inclusion in a battle with The Avengers down the road! All of the cast is awesome. The have their moments and have really great chemistry, but the two characters that had me laughing out loud more than the others was of course, Luis and the new addition of Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo! Luis is given more to do in the sequel and of course has his hysterical voiceover moment, in this one they change it up in a way I do not want to spoil for anyone, but it makes it even funnier. Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo is a funny addition to the MCU, and someone I want to see more of in the future. His incredible chemistry with Rudd’s Scott Lang ultimately reminded me of something out of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!
This movie has some amazing visuals (especially in the quantum realm) and really plays with the ideas of stuff shrinking and growing, putting our characters in some funny and weird situations. The visuals used with Ghost were so cool, and Ghost herself was a really visually interesting, and different villain. Not the best we have seen but definitely better than some early MCU “villains.” The fight scenes in this movie really utilize the power sets well, watching two heroes who shrink fight a villain that can disappear make for some unique close quarter and entertaining fight scenes. There is a cheesiness throughout the movie, that WORKS sometimes but other times, I found it slightly cringey and too much.
Overall Ant-Man and The Wasp is a very contained, simple story and almost feels like an episode of Agents of SHIELD in the MCU compared to another big chapter, but is saved by the charming cast and unique visuals and action! Definitely a worthy inclusion in the MCU as it leaves you wanting more of the characters! 7.5/10
Something that made this screening VERY SPECIAL to me was who I saw it with! This is Marcos and his brother and sister, I had the pleasure of taking them with me as my guests to see this. Marcos recently had open heart surgery and has had a rough few weeks in and out of the hospital, one thing that helped Marcos get through these tough times were the MCU Movies. It really goes to show that these Superhero movies DO MATTER. You rock Marcos!
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Ant-Man and the Wasp releases in theaters on July 6th, 2018.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.