Sunday, July 8, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.
Director: Peyton Reed
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip "T.I." Harris, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle
Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas
Release Date: June 8, 2018
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
Rated PG-13 for language, drug use, and some suggestive content
Runtime: 1h 50min
Ant-man and The Wasp is an interesting pallet cleanser after Avengers Infinity War. Its scale is markedly smaller which should come as no surprise since it’d be hard to top the scale of Infinity War. As such, Peyton Reed delivers a fun film that’s fun but ultimately feels inconsequential. It’s a strange juxtaposition simply because it’s an enjoyable film that’s carried by the cast’s endless charisma but it doesn’t really add up to much. Paul Rudd does his dead pan Paul Rudd deal which is always fun but the film’s really boosted by Evangeline Lilly taking a more active role in this entry. Lilly and her perpetually rosy cheeks give the film a nice boost of energy with her character fitting right in with Rudd’s Ant-man. Michael Peña and Walton Goggins are both solid in supporting roles, each providing real highlights during the film. Sadly, Michelle Pfeiffer appearance is more of a cameo than anything else. I’d have enjoyed a bit more of her and Michael Douglas as opposed having her character essentially serve as the film’s Mcguffin. Still, Peyton Reed directs a fun little film that’s has some inventive action sequences and laughs to boot. It’s not one of the best Marvel films but it’s a solid entry.