Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man sort of falls in the category of a funny superhero (based on the movie and his role in MCU, please don’t overwhelm me with your comic book encyclopedia). Marvel has shaped that character in a way where you won’t expect any big political statement sort of thing from an Ant-Man film. The new one in the franchise, Ant-Man and the Wasp is fun and easy. The kind of irreverent fun Marvel movies have has definitely given a boost to this superhero movie.

So this time we have a back story about Hank Pym and Hope. Hope’s mother Janet was actually trapped inside the quantum realm while she and Pym tried to disable a missile. With what happened to Scott when he used the suit, Pym realizes the opportunity to bring his wife back. Scott who was on house arrest after the events we saw in the Civil War gets dragged into this mission of the father and daughter. There was another individual who also wanted to use the potential of the quantum realm. How this mission goes for the team is what Ant-Man and the Wasp narrating.

There were moments when the conflicts and machinery in the film sort of reminded me of the Spiderman movies. But like I said, the witty feel in the narrative that marvel nowadays have managed to apply impressively keeps us occupied with the story. Ant-Man and the Wasp is not an exciting film. It is a laugh out loud fun film. The humor and the way they have utilized the shrinking technique to a new level gives the viewer the pleasure of seeing visually appealing fun scenes. The conversations are hilarious. And I loved the way they retained Luis’s story narration montage.

Paul Rudd manages to add ease in his depiction of Scott. Scott is clueless at many points in the film and Paul Rudd succeeds in making all of it look funny on screen. A special mention to the scene where he sort of transforms into Janet van Dyne. Evangeline Lilly as Hope looks more confident this time and she shares a good chemistry with Paul Rudd. Michael Douglas gracefully carries the role of Hank Pym. Michael Pena adds more fun to the experience. Hannah John-Kamen plays the role of Ghost neatly by showing the despair, angst, and anger of the character. Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Pfeiffer, Walton Goggins are some of the other major characters in the movie along with Abby Ryder Fortson who plays Cassie.

Peyton Reed retains the director’s cap in this sequel of Ant-man and he pretty much keeps the movie in its zone. When it comes to the writing, there is no intention from Marvel to give any substantial change to the texture of this film from the first one. The fun quotient is similar while the scale of the set pieces is slightly on the higher side this time. The last half an hour of the film has some really cool CGI aided sequences inside and outside the quantum realm. Paul Rudd has been given the writer credit in the film, so I guess like Ryan Reynolds he might have also come up with lines and inputs to make the character more suitable to his flexibility and it seems like that have worked in favor of the film in being humorous. The script here is engaging while the whole quantum realm and ghost connection are a bit hard to digest in a first view. Visual effects were used effectively and it did increase the fun factor because of the variety it provided.

I had a good time laughing at all those funny moments in Ant-man and the Wasp. This sequel does have an answer to the question of where he was when the infinity war happened and the post-credits scenes show us where he is after the snap.

Rating: 3/5

Final Thoughts

I had a good time laughing at all those funny moments in Ant-man and the Wasp.


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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