Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Just when his time under house arrest is about to end, Scott Lang puts again his freedom at risk to help Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym dive into the quantum realm and try to accomplish, against time and any chance of success, a very dangerous rescue mission.
Memorable, crazy movie
Good movie but grossly overrated
Fanciful, disturbing, and wildly original, it announces the arrival of a fresh, bold voice in American cinema.
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
Doesn't have the same fun heist feel as the original, but consider this: 1. More Cassie 2. Academic rivalries turned subplot 3. More Michael Peña narration scenes 4. Evangeline Lilly buff & hot 5. Paul Rudd good dad 6. Michael Douglas better dad now 7. Janet Van Dyne!!!!!! 8. Still some amount of ants 9. Continued good use of the interesting action scene possibilities granted by the Pym particles 10. Michelle Pfeiffer 11. Maybe not the best developed plot, but you're at a Marvel movie. You're not here for a holeless plot. You saw Thanos destroy half the life in the universe in the name of resource management. You're here for ants, and they're here for you. Have some fun while you're at it. 12. I'm never driving in San Francisco, ever Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk
This film is actually one of the worst marvel films there is. As a film in general it's good but not great, the shrinking novelty has worn off. There were a couple of laughs but didn't find it that funny or impressive and felt like a churned out sequel which should of been better
Not good, not bad. Your kids will love it. I thought it was mediocre cash grab. Adds nothing to the mcu.
Directed by Peyton Reed, this 2018 film adds to, and expands on Ant-Man's role in the Marvel cinematic universe.Picking up about 2-3 years after "Captain America 3 - Civil War", Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is back as Ant-Man. His exploits in Civil War left him in some serious bother with homeland security, as a result he's been tagged and under house arrest. His connections to Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van-Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) are off-limits, but they aren't in talks anymore as he apparently didn't inform or consult them before his exploits in Civil War - so they are upset he took the suit and got caught. One day, Scott has a dream where he sees Janet Van-Dyne (Michelle Pheiffer) in the Quantum zone, which coincides with an experiment Hank and Hope have done. It seems they need each other more than ever - and thus another Ant-Man adventure starts off. This time he's got Hope fighting alongside him; she's been given a suit too which allows her to follow in her mother's footsteps, much like Scott is following in Hank's footsteps. This is a very light and family friendly film, much like the first film and even more so than the likes of Thor Ragnorak - which, let's be honest, was practically a comedy-action film rather than a straight up superhero fantasy film. I guess with Disney behind the ownership it was always going to be a light version of Ant-Man, so if you've come to see some of the exploits from the comics you'll be sorely disappointed - Hank Pym is an alcoholic who domestically abuses his family, Scott isn't entirely a bad guy looking out for himself, Janet isn't flirting with the first person to show her attention. The film follows Ant-Man and the Wasp as they try their best to decode the message from Janet, while staying out of reach of the authorities, out of reach of the bad guys, and one step ahead of the villain - Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). I FTR have to be honest here, the portrayal of Ghost is a massive let down for me, because I really like the comic version. On the flipside, Ghost is a better villain then Yellow-Jacket (Corey Stoll) was in the first film, so there a slight improvement here. More humour than action, but not on the same level as other Marvel films this can still be an enjoyable ride. For the Marvel fanboys/girls this does answer some questions brought up by Infinity War, but they might want to consider this a filler story in the bigger, grittier universe. Michael Peña is great comic relief, although it's not entirely needed with everyone else playing fun roles. Goggins plays a role that could have been easily excluded from the role, but you know as soon as he's on screen that he's going to be the slapstick bad guy - and that he's been added to add an element of chaos and hopefully another dimension so the action isn't flat. The pace of the film is good and generally the plot is too - albeit sometimes the dialogue is delivered at hundreds of miles an hour to make the science less daunting - which I'm sure younger audiences will blank out anyway in favour of funny giant ants attacking people. All in all this film is pretty much what you'd expect having watched the first film, unfortunately it doesn't bring anything new - other than a positive female role for Marvel, with the Wasp being touch and intelligent. As such, I'm going to give this exactly the same rating as the first film, which was 7 out of 10.