Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return for a hilarious and action packed sequel in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. The action sequences are both entertaining and exciting, allowing viewers to feel that high-stakes energy while also wanting more. While many of the great car chases and fighting sequences were revealed in the trailers leading up to the film, I believe that the overall plot – which is jam-packed with plot lines – was not spoiled.
Based on tone, it’s hard to think of this film as a member of the MCU, although they do their best to not only remind you of their relation to the Avengers, but they also ensure that you are aware of exactly where in the timeline this film takes place. Like Ragnarok, and the original Ant-Man movie, this installation amps up the comedy at the expense of character development.
After leaving the theater and reflecting on some of the convoluted storylines and plot points, many flaws were found, especially when trying to pinpoint the “villain” of the film. But in the moment, watching and experiencing the movie, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and their entire team are thoroughly enjoyable. I was especially entertained and amused by stand out moments from Randall Park as FBI agent Woo, Scott’s daughter Cassie, and of course Michael Peña.
About Ant-Man and The Wasp:
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 Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home 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.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” hits U.S. theaters on July 6, 2018.
— Yael Tygiel