Movie Review - Ant-Man and the Wasp

MegaSoulhero
If there’s a Marvel movie that I absolutely love that not too many people love, it’s Ant-Man. It’s a very funny and fast paced action film and it made me really appreciate Ant-Man as a character even though I didn’t know much about him before. In one of the post credits scenes, we see the daughter of Hank Pym look at a suit that would allow her to become the Wasp. And we get to see that in the sequel. Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Scott Lang is still under house arrest due to the events of Civil War. He then, once again, gets recruited by Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym to help them find Janet, Hope’s mother and Hank’s wife, who is trapped in the Quantum Realm and who might still be alive. Even though this movie doesn’t explain how that would even be possible. First things first, it’s not as good as the first one. But I will say this. It’s a lot funnier than the first one. This one seems to focus more on the comedy than the first one did. I thought this would be a problem, but almost every joke worked. Except for certain ones that I will talk about. This is probably the most I’ve ever laughed during a Marvel film. Even most of the theater was laughing. Another great aspect to this film is the action. The action scenes are very creative. Hank has technology to make objects like cars and buildings shrink and grow and the things they do with that are just so clever.

However, despite these things, I wouldn’t consider the movie to be great. I mean, it’s still good, but not among the best that the MCU has put out. One of my issues with the film is too much Michael Peña! They give him a bigger role in this movie. He has more lines and more screen time. I didn't like him in the first movie, but I couldn’t stand him here. Every time he tries to be funny, it comes off as very forced. Also, remember those fast-paced storytelling scenes from the first movie? They do that again here. Only as a way to try to get people to laugh and so they could say that they remember it from the first film. There are also a few jokes that I felt were out of place or dragged on for too long. Despite Ant-Man and the Wasp being a team, the Wasp seems to be the one doing the most work. I was okay with this considering Ant-Man had his time to shine in the first movie. The problem, though, is that they made Scott seem like an idiot. Even though he’s not. He was smart enough to steal the suit, yet here they seem to forget that and they mainly just make him a comic relief character. Although, I do love the scenes with him and his daughter. The villains of this movie are very forgettable. Not surprising. It’s just sad because this came right after a movie that had an amazing villain. The CGI was mostly good, but there were some moments that looked very fake. Like the ants.

Overall, this isn’t a bad film. It was good, but it’s not on the same level as the first movie. There are things that this sequel could’ve done better. I was slightly disappointed, but I’m glad I watched it. I still recommend seeing it. Also, there are two post credits scenes. Stay for the first post credits scene, don’t bother staying for second post credits scene. Trust me. Anyway, I have some future reviews planned. I’ll probably review Hotel Transylvania 3 if I can find it online. Same goes for the Teen Titans Go movie. Also, if things go right, I might have a review for Christopher Robin BEFORE it comes out. I’m a D23 member and I got a free ticket to go to the red carpet premiere. So I’m excited for that.

Score: 7/10

Comments

I actually liked this movie more than the first one, and I liked Michael Peña's character in the movie. But, I respect your opinion. Great post, though.
Also, yeah. Guys, don't bother watching the second post credits scene. - TheFourthWorld

Hotel Transylvania 3 is online: https://yesmoviez.ru/watchhoteltransylvania320181080ponlinefreeyesmovies/watch - Trollsfan536

Thanks. Just finished the review. - MegaSoulhero

I would upgrade to 8/10. - iliekpiez

2/10 - B1ueNew

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