Film Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp

Directed by Peyton Reed and the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Ant-Man and The Wasp follows Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as he struggles to balance being both a superhero and a father, despite being confined to his home after being placed under house arrest after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Meanwhile, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) continue with their urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Rating:

With a lot more Paul Rudd comedy in this sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a great follow up to its 2015 predecessor which is full of fun and excitement.

A Marvel film that is more humour and entertainment than big-time action blockbuster, it is still a brilliant science-fiction adventure with excellent chemistry between Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, as well as a great supporting cast.

I didn’t care too much for the villain/background story, but the fight scenes and small car chases are brilliant, as they, once again, made great use of the shrinking/enlarging technology.

Best of all, Ant-Man and the Wasp brilliantly sets up the upcoming Endgame instalment as it introduces concepts of the quantum realm. With the post-credit scene tying the film into the events of Infinity War, as well, this was the perfect instalment to gear us up for what’s to come.

About Charlie Morris

Proofreader and film blogger living in Cornwall.

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