A breath of fresh air, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a lighter and brighter Marvel platter. Actor’s Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly continue their streak together of irresistible charm.
Since we were left with the alluring fate of the Avengers back in April, it was nice to see a brighter superhero film come along and distract our brains for a while. Ant-Man and the Wasp follows the events resulting in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Scott Lang AKA Ant-Man (a terrific Paul Rudd) is under house arrest for the aftermath of Civil War and the events that happened in Germany. Hope van Dyne AKA the Wasp (a fierce Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (a wise Michael Douglas) are also on the run because of Scott’s irresponsible decisions. As discussed, this sequel takes place before the events of last April’s Infinity War and zeroes in on Scott’s personal struggle as both a father and superhero.
As usual, there’s always a new mission to keep the plot rolling. These crucial events deal with Hope’s mom (Michelle Pfeiffer) and a new, mysterious villain known as Ghost (a knockout performance by Hannah John-Kamen). Ant-Man and the Wasp knows how to constructively balance humor and heart throughout the latest adventure. At times, giving us some of the best chemistry between Rudd and Lilly and, in others, poking fun at their own sci-fi jargon. While we are not as emotionally invested in this MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) flick, nevertheless, it was a real joy to watch it unfold on the big screen. Ant-Man and the Wasp is a $100 million (plus) superhero tentpole full of charm and blockbuster fun. A refreshing break as we get ready for next year’s Captain Marvel and Avengers 4.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For come sci-fi action violence.