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Ant-Man and the Wasp

Film #633

THE PLOT

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

THE REVIEW

An okay sequel to a good original film, Ant-Man and the Wasp brings more of the same comedy and hijinks that the first one did. The simplest take is: if you liked the first Ant-Man, you’ll like this one.

The Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas trio continues to have a great chemistry together, even with added drama in this film. I feel like the minor characters had more of a time to shine here, mostly to great success. Seeing more of Michael Pena’s character especially was a treat.

And I’ll leave it at that; short and sweet. I’ll spare you from rehashing my standard pros and cons about characters, pacing, and whatnot or spoilers discussing the quantum realm — the biggest differentiator with Ant-Man and the Wasp. You’ll either be familiar enough with these movies to know if this is for you (it’s an average Marvel film), or you’ll have seen no superhero movies, in which case: A) what are you doing, and B) start with something else.

THE RATING

3 out of 5