Film Review - Ant-Man and the Wasp (Spoiler Free)
Synopsis (via IMDB): 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 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 their past.
If you saw the first Ant-Man film back in 2015 then you know what to expect as this movie runs along the same lines. This is a comedy and they are not shy about that, also this story takes place before the events of Infinity War (more on that later). The majority of the story of this film takes place around trying to get Janet Van Dyne out of the Quantum Realm. The movie begins with Scott on house arrest for his part in Civil War and being on the outs with the Pyms because of his actions (damn the Sokovia Accords). To be honest, I think that this film works because it is a comedy. There is plenty of laugh out loud moments and the return of Luis, Dave, and Nick are awesome. There is only one "Story" scene but it is so worth it and it is a good length. The villain in the movie isn't really a villain. Hannah John Kamen as Ghost is probably one of the more sympathetic characters in the movie. What happened to her is jacked up and I'm glad that once you find out they stop portraying her as a villain. At least that's how I felt. All in all, I thought the movie was good and paced well.
If I have any complaints about the movie it has to do with some of the writing in certain parts of the film. Some of it seemed kind of sitcom-esque at times and it didn't throw the pacing off it just seemed odd. Some of the jokes still hit but there were a few situations where I noticed it and I was waiting for the laugh track to come up. Those jokes did not hit by the way. My other problem was with Walter Goggins character of Sonny Burch. The actor did fine I just felt like his character was in the way and didn't really have a point outside of comedic setups for Luis and his crew and for Evangeline Lilly's Hope to beat the living daylights out of.
The movie clocks in at a little under two hours and is paced pretty well. Like I said earlier if you have seen the first film then you know what to expect. I found the movie to be very funny, a little funnier than the first at times and I thought the effects were done very well. Also, there are 2 post credit scenes but you only need to stay for the mid-credits scene the post credit scene was spoiled in the trailer and it really has no bearing on anything.
I give this movie a solid MATINEE. I think that the movie is a good comedy that is needed after Infinity War. The mid-credits scene is interesting as it tells why he wasn't there and why he will be in Avengers 4 next May. Have you seen Ant-Man and the Wasp? What did you think? Leave a comment and as always thanks for reading.
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