Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

2018 PG-13 118 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Comedy | Science Fiction

As Scott Lang awaits expiration of his term of house detention, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym involve him in a scheme to rescue Mrs. van Dyne from the micro-universe into which she has fallen, whi...

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: Where 'Ant-Man and The Wasp,' largely improves on the work of its predecessor is in the story department, as it's gone from an over-simplified heist movie to a film with far more story layers that interweave in occasionally unpredictable ways and crucially serve to further each of the characters. Yes in fact there are arguably three separate little strands going on here, and whilst it's hardly a complex or ambitious narrative, the way all of those elements unfold and work together to explore Scott, Hope and Hank is rather neat as the stakes are always exclusively on a personal level and are never overly concerned with the world-ending stuff that this universe often is.
    As well as serving the characters though, this great little narrative also unlocks plenty of chances for all the levity and fun action that we got in the first one, and on that note it's undoubtedly a relief to see that without Edgar Wright's influence the script is still really funny and the action is bursting with personality. Couple that with some snappy editing and more star performances that keep you smiling and engaged throughout - as well as a few Morrissey references to really get me on side - what you've got is a fun little summer movie that serves as the perfect palette cleanser to the rather overstuffed Infinity War.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It does have to be said that the overall production value falls a little behind the first one as the cinematography and score are less stylistic, and the originality of the shrinking and growing idea is less of a novelty this time around.
    VERDICT: A great little summer movie that will have you smiling and engaged from start to finish, 'Ant-Man and The Wasp,' is a slight improvement on its predecessor, and a perfect palette-cleanser to the overstuffed Avengers: Infinity War.