Ant-Man and the Wasp is the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This Action/Comedy holds true to being a direct sequel to Ant-Man instead of Avengers which is nice (like when Captain America: Civil War was more of an Avengers movie than a Captain America movie. The returning director Peyton Reed tells us the story picking up after Civil War. After being arrested Scott Lang is given an opportunity to be under house arrest. When Hank and Hope Pym come to him and need his help to get Janet, Hank’s wife, out of the Quantum Realm. Of course, in a superhero movie it isn’t made easy with the villain of Ghost on the hunt to save herself by sacrificing Janet. But to add to this they also have Sunny Burch who is after Hank for his super-secret laboratory. With Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas return as well as Laurence Fishburne, and Michelle Pfeiffer join the cast. Now down to the real question: is this movie worth watching?
For the most part Ant-Man and The Wasp is a very enjoyable movie. All the Actors in this movie are good, specifically Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. The story of trying to rescue Janet from the Quantum Realm and Ghost wanting to use her to save herself. The part that I thought suffered the most was the writing involving the villains was noticeably flawed. The whole Sunny Burch story arch was almost pointless; apart from a cool action scene they caused. The whole character of Sunny felt like he was there for plot convenience and then disappeared until the plot needed him again. It was distracting for me. Ghost was the main villain and she worked for the movie. She wasn’t a bad villain but not a great one either, especially in comparison to the last two Marvel Villains, Killmonger and Thanos. She had a good reason to be against Ant-Man, but it didn’t make me feel bad or understand as much as some other antagonists recently in the MCU.
Another thing that I thought was underwhelming in this movie was it was trying hard to be funny, which sometimes it was, then at other times it wasn’t and was awkward. To be fair to the movie when the jokes landed I laughed out loud, then others it felt like the movie was waiting for us to laugh and it was silent which leads it to be weird.
This movie also has two post credit scenes like most superhero movies these days. The first one every Marvel fan should stay for it’s amazing and one of the best ones possibly ever. The other though is shown in the trailer for the movie which was very disappointing.
The bottom line is that the movie is good despite some complaints in this article. The flaws are far surpassed by all the good things, especially Paul Rudd who is the perfect Ant-Man. If you’re a Marvel fan it’s a theater movie. If you’re not a huge Marvel fanboy like myself, you may want to wait until the Blu-Ray or Netflix release.