Ant-Man and the Wasp
As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside the Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp - Official Trailer #1
An increased role for Evangeline Lily's Wasp provides for some fun action set pieces, but a shallow villain and thin plot leave something to be desired from the latest MCU flick.
As somebody who will watch the next Marvel movie without asking questions, I don't really mind when they play it on the safer side or even dedicate parts of their movies to younger viewers. While it isn't always sound with scientific accuracy and drop the word "quantum" a bunch of times, it's still just as entertaining as any of the rest of them.
As my bio says, I am an avid hater of super hero movies. I just don’t usually enjoy their cheesiness, over use of CGI, and re-hashed narratives. However, this movie was different. I hated it for another reason. That is that it had the potential to be different, and just wasn’t. It was the same old narrative structure, laced with a few jokes, and plagued with fake “science” jargon. Because of the few good jokes it was still a fun watch, but ultimately, a Quantum-failure.
Wholesome superhero movie!
It felt quite chaotic throughout most of the film due to a lot of different characters, but still worth watching for the laughs.
"Feels like a film of yesteryear"
Imagine the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an ice cream shop. You see all the wonderful flavors; birthday cake, The Winter Soldier, mint chocolate chip, Black Panther. But eventually your eyes wonder to vanilla, or in this case Ant-Man and the Wasp.
"Did they mean, The Wasp and Ant-Man?
The Wasp and Ghost stan REPORTING. I was here to see Hope suit up, and enjoy Ghost's introduction into the MCU, but I left the theater with so much more! Thoroughly enjoyed this one more than the first. Very fun. Made me forget the pain of Infinity War (temporarily). There were some low points comedic wise. That didn't stop me from getting a lot of good laughs out of this much-needed MCU film.
"I want Hope van Dyne to murder me"
A fun, lighthearted Marvel movie that I think is just as good as the first Ant-Man. There were parts that were predictable and scientifically impossible, but the humor makes up for it.
"Shines more light on a great new superhero"
Having liked the first Ant-Man film, I also quite enjoyed this one (mostly due to the Wasp). Why do I like these movies? In a nutshell: they’re just wholesome and entertaining, and they never try to be deeper or more serious than they actually are.
"Never under estimate the little guy."
Right behind Spider-Man & Captain America (little guys in their own ways), Ant-Man is one of my favorite heroes the Marvel Cinematic Universe has presented to us. The first film is vastly underrated & definitely one of the more unique films in the MCU. Marvel’s been highly consistent on delivering sequels that are on-par or better than their predecessors, & ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is definitely on par with the predecessor.
"They put in tardigrades!!"
B-. Plenty of techno-babble to go around, and hit and miss humor (nothing that’s cringe-worthy), but the action is good enough and the 3rd act is messy but fun. Check it out to keep up with MCU, but prioritize the Incredibles 2.
"Stay for at least the first post-credits scene"
One of the more average of the recent Marvel movies (which means it’s still good). Nothing revolutionary script-wise, but well-made overall. Funny dialogue, solid performances, and impressive visuals make it enjoyable and worth seeing, one way or another.
"Marvel has shot themselves in the foot and I'm not sure they'll recover"
When Marvel makes movies as good as Black Panther or Winter Soldier, they’re sort of shooting themselves in the foot because that is the new standard I’m holding MCU movies to.
"Take a shot every time they say 'quantum'"
You will die
"Lacks the magic from the first Ant-Man."
The plot is convoluted with ton of make-believe science words and continues the trend of expendable villains the MCU has long suffered from. Paul Rudd is, as usual, charming, and Evangeline Lily shines as the Wasp. Walton Goggins is again (see: Tomb raider and Maze Runner:TDC ) wasted as bumbling black market dealer though he has great potential to play a serious baddie. The movie has a few chuckles especially with the Luis-voiced-flashback scenes but its not good for a movie.
"Expect the expected"
Gone are the days when super hero movies offer their viewers something fresh and innovative. In the newest film to join the Marvel movie shelf, we see the studio once again churn out another cookie cutter action-adventure comedy.