Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5095030/

Score: 7/10

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun Marvel movie that takes place just before the events of Infinity War. It really has no connection to the events of Infinity War with the exception being a mid credits scene after the movies over.

Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place some time after Captain America: Civil War. Scott Lang is under house arrest for helping Captain America and has made a plea deal under which he will be freed from house arrest in three days. It is around this time that new information arises on how to save Janet Van Dyne, Hope’s mom and Hank Pym’s wife. Now Scott must join up with Hope and Hank while fighting off new enemies in order to save Janet from the Quantum realm.

After writing that synopsis, it’s easy to see how confusing this movie would be if you did not see the first movie. If you didn’t see the first Ant-Man movie, then you shouldn’t watch this film.

What makes this film unique to me is the style of the special effects and the action scenes. Ant-Man’s powers are the powers to shrink and now grow. As a result the action scenes either take place from a tiny perspective or from a gigantic scale. It’s like Honey I Shrunk the Kids on steroids. Action scenes constantly switch from small to big and back again. It’s visually unique stuff that hasn’t been done elsewhere.

The story is fine. It’s not great. It’s not terrible. It’s just an adequate vehicle to let the characters show off their powers.

The humor is back, but to a lesser degree than in the first movie. Nonetheless, it’s there and it’s all right.

Overall, this was a fun film and a nice distraction from the events of Infinity War. If you enjoyed the first Ant-Man, you’ll likely enjoy this one.

Score: 7/10

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