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

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp shrinks so far down that it in itself becomes pointless. What I can only describe as the biggest disappointment of the year thus far, this entry into Marvel's epic cinematic universe is possibly their weakest yet. In this chapter, Ant-Man must team up with Wasp in order to retrieve her missing mother from the quantum realm. Right, where to start? Before I detail my thoughts, I would like to highlight that I do enjoy the offerings from Marvel Studios. What this sequel has going for itself is continuity. It very much feels like an additional chapter, referencing previous scenarios from its predecessors. The characters retain their scintillating personalities, particularly Scott, Hope and Luis, maintaining the consistency of the original. Imaginative use of visual effects to illustrate the quantum realm and manipulate size transformations during the infrequent action sequences. The inherent issue that shrouds this entry, is the fact that it is defined as a "filler" in a densely developed arc story. That would be justifiable, if I could say this film was fun. It's not. It grows increasingly boring with each minute. Nothing happens! Any situation that does occur, whether it be characters reuniting or family bonding, contained no substance. The whole plot and it's characters were painted with such a thin layer of gloss, that it actually amounted to nothing. The use of both visual and literary comedy missed at every opportunity, conveyed so forcefully as if Rudd was shoving his effortlessly charismatic personality down your throat. Honestly, some of the "jokes" were horrendous. The human CGI is quite painful to watch and takes you out of the innovative set pieces that director Reed attempts to convey. Ghost, who's molecular instability looks fantastic, is underdeveloped. Burch was pointless and his sole purpose is to provide henchmen for an action sequence. The acting was serviceable at best and the plot is filled with illogical conveniences. It's rare that I say this, particularly for a Marvel film, but I'm in the minority. As far as I'm concerned, this film can go subatomic.