Have you seen Ant Man and the Wasp yet? Here’s our spoiler free Ant Man and the Wasp Movie Review!
Ant Man and the Wasp Movie Review
One thing we have to say about Ant-Man and the Wasp is that after Marvel punched us all in the face with the Infinity Gauntlet during the emotional Avengers: Infinity War movie, it was nice to have a lower stakes Marvel movie that was just all about fighting the bad guys and being funny. The movie ended up proving to be much more than that, but for two hours, we almost forgot that Thanos ruined our entire lives.
Ant Man and the Wasp takes place almost two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War (you’ll remember Ant-Man turned into Giant Man during the airport fight scene and the world was watching) and of course, there were consequences to his support of Cap.
So now, Scott Lang (our beloved Ant-Man) is under house arrest, and being the coolest dad around, while building a business with the scene-stealer Louis, he’s still got all of those complicated superhero/Ant-Man/Captain America’s friend feelings going on.
Let’s be honest, one of the reasons we love Ant-Man so much is because Paul Rudd can do no wrong, and in this sequel we feel the same way. However, as far as super heroes go, it’s The Wasp who ends up feeling more like she should have been invited to help the Avengers along the way.
Evangeline Lilly was excellent in this movie and given a larger role from the first. She wasn’t just a daughter or employee in this sequel, she had her own motivation for doing what she was doing.
Fans will love the humour that shines through in most Marvel movies, this one being no exception. It reminded me a lot of the silly moments from Guardians 2 and Ragnarok (both were outstanding movies that still had heart and wonderfully choreographed action scenes).
Sure, this movie wasn’t going to change the course of the Marvel world, but the nods to all of the events that have been happening since Civil War and knowing that Thanos was lurking out there felt big (Giant Man sized big? Maybe not, but still, big).
Will kids like Ant-Man and the Wasp?
This is a fun summer movie that is family friendly (you’ll find some swears, but the scary/intense scenes aren’t what Guardians 2 or Ragnarok had). Kids will also love this dynamic duo, and will appreciate The Wasp as an emerging superhero ready to save the day. If you haven’t been, it’s worth going.
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