Ant-Man and the Wasp Non-Spoiler Movie Review

Ant-Man and the Wasp Non-Spoiler Movie Review

Jay Cochran - July 06, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun movie with a much lighter tone than the last Marvel movie, Avengers: Infinity War. While parts will make you laugh, I canít say the overall plot was terribly exciting. Maybe it just seemed less exciting on the heels of the aforementioned Infinity War.

The basic premise of the movie is based on the idea that Janet Van Dyke (Michelle Pfeiffer) has been alive in a quantum packet universe for the past 30 years. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) enlist the help of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to rescue Janet, Hankís wife and Hopeís mother. To complicate things Scott is still three days shy of completing his 2-year sentence of house arrest following the events of Civil War while Hank and Hope are wanted fugitives in violation of the Sokovia Accords. To make things worse, Hank and Hope arenít the only ones interested in finding Janet Van Dyne as a new mysterious character called The Ghost enters the fray. The Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), who has the ability to phase in and out of reality, which was cool, but I think the character could have been a lot more interesting. The movie also introduces Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne), known in the comics by his alias Black Goliath. As with the Ghost, I thought Billís character wasnít bad but could have been a lot more interesting.

The movie has all the typical puns and character interactions you would expect from an Ant-Man movie, as well as some decent action scenes primarily involving the Wasp. While I enjoyed the film, I can only rate it as decent but not great. Oh and you will want to stick around for some important after-credit scenes.

Grade: C+


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sXeblues - 2018-07-17 @ 4:27 am

Im looking forward to seeing this one, eventually... But, Im not in a super-duper hurry, as the first one felt so clunky to me, every time Paul Rudd had to break the tension in a given scene by being funny.

swede4444 - 2018-07-16 @ 4:49 am

Good review. I'd rate it a little higher, but not much.

anthonywayne - 2018-07-12 @ 1:28 pm

C+? Ok, to each his own.

Just had the chance to see the movie last wasa much needed break from the heaviness of IW, and I enjoyed it immensely; it's rare that I laugh out loud in a theater, but I actually did for this one.

Nightwing_Josh - 2018-07-11 @ 7:13 pm

Just saw the film yesterday, it was great! not sure If i consider it better than the 1st

CaptainWakanda - 2018-07-11 @ 4:49 pm

I just saw it yesterday and I had a lot of fun with my Best friend.

Katsu - 2018-07-07 @ 10:49 pm

I've been riding the Infinity war hype train for some time now, I don't expect this movie to meet the same expectations but I at least hope it isas decent as the first.

FASVB - 2018-07-07 @ 6:47 pm

I liked the movie very much. Very funny and in keeping with the original one. Feels like a very natural sequel. Paul Rudd is great. The best on the movie, however are Evangeline Lily and Michael Pea. I usually don't like the comic relief characters because the only reason they're there is that: Be funny. But he plays a somewhat important role and at the same time is the funniest thing of the movie. Another thing that is very cool is the way that they go crazy with the sizes of things. They play it very well and when it goes wrong also makes it very funny, After the very heavy Infinity War, this movie it's very well put.

Overall I even dare to say that was better than the first one.

MLUK2018 - 2018-07-07 @ 12:33 pm

I carn't sait to see Ant Man & The Wasp. Its a shame it dosn't come out in the uk till August. I am trying to avoid Spoilers but from what you have said it seems like a really fun movie.

BURNT_TOAST - 2018-07-07 @ 3:25 am

I'm looking forward to more size tomfoolery.

belmont13 - 2018-07-06 @ 10:18 pm

I just got back from seeing it and loved it! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Like many here I liked that the movie took a smaller, more personal scale with the overall plot. I feel like that's how it should be with sequels most of the time, concentrate more on the character interactions/relationships/etc. I really wouldn't categorize Ghost as a villain in the sense of the word, she was an antagonist sure but her motivations didn't feel villain-y to me; I liked her suit design and curious what they do with her in the future.I enjoyed the humor a lot, I thought it was better timed than a lot of the Marvel movies. Bill Foster was a nice addition maybe he'll have a larger role to play in the MCU future. Overall, a solid movie, a great addition to MCU.

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