Review – Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)



In the aftermath of ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.


Ant-man and the Wasp is another movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, adding to a huge, already impressive, franchise!

It was full of humour (especially it’s one-liners), it picks up from the last film splendidly, visual/sound were superb, its fast action scenes were tip-top and the comic book characters were greatly portrayed. What’s also good about Ant-man and the Wasp is: YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW THE WHOLE COMIC BOOK UNIVERSE, to try and work out who’s who and where the film is placed in the Marvel timeline.

The reason I like the ‘Ant-man character’ (compared to the other comic book hero’s) is because he is a modest hero, his background of an ex-con/ single-father, who try’s to make ends meet so he can see and please his daughter as much as he can works! He doesn’t just try to rely on his special suit or super cool gizmos!
No, when faced with a problem or danger he uses his humorous personality, the help from his romantic partner-in-crime and his friends to get him through it.

Throughout both of the Ant-man films Scott’s love for Cassie (his daughter), is clearly evident and he’ll do anything not to jeopardise not seeing her, a relationship which I felt was clearly illustrated between Rudd and Abby Ryder Fortson, making the character of Scott Lang more believable and ultimately likeable. His simple powers of shrinking or becoming gigantic and his humour aided this film to becoming another success in the Marvel franchise.

I found the playfulness of the film enjoyable and once again Michael Peña to be hilarious! From the moment he shows his smiling excitement, to his rambling anecdotes, it had me in stitches!

The only character in the film I was a tad unsure of was Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), I found the character needed more depth, Pfeiffer played her role to the best of her abilities but the character definitely lacked something.

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas were once again brilliant, considering they have all come from different background of film, I find the dynamic relationship between them all is believable and works extremely well.

Ant-Man and the Wasp from start to finish was fun and I recommend it to all!


Director: Peyton Reed

Writers: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari
Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale
Rating: 12A (PG-13)
Running: Time 1h 58m
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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