Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Pena. Could you ask for a better cast? I have to say though, Paul Rudd just makes this movie. We couldn’t ask for a better Ant-Man. He is so funny. A close second was Michael Pena.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a film for everyone. Old and young. Superhero fans and non-superhero fans. Male and female. Action movie fans and comedy fans.
Ant-Man and the Wasp follows Scott Lang, who is having to deal with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again become Ant-Man and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a new powerful enemy.
This film finally explains why Ant-Man wasn’t in Avengers: Infinity War. I know we all had that question on our minds.
It was great to see three very powerful women in this movie (Michelle Pfeiffer, Evangeline Lilly and Hannah John-Kamen), kicking butt and doing everything the men can do (if not, more!) With the #MeToo Movement being so huge in Hollywood at the moment, as well as the gender pay gap debate, its great to see three female actors having such powerful lead roles. We are starting to see that more and more in superhero movies these days. We are really excited for Captain Marvel next year.
I think for the first time ever, this movie has a villain who we can sympathise with. How many movie villains have you hated and not fully understood why they are doing what they are doing? They don’t have a motive which you can understand.
The whole movie is quite repetitive though. They shrink their special lab to keep it secure and for a big chunk of the movie, it’s just everyone fighting over it. ‘That person has the lab, Oh! Now that person has the lab, Oh! Wait, they’ve got it back now’. Other than that, the film has a great storyline. Even though the whole talk about the ‘Quantum Realm’ was complicated, it was still a simple storyline to follow and you understood all of the characters’ motives.
This film’s villain, Ghost, has the ability to phase in and out of matter. For example, walking through walls and disappearing and reappearing. Its an amazing idea for a character because its hard to fight her and in the end, beat her. It was however, hard on the eyes. Now and then, my eyes hurt from watching her fade in and out and appear everywhere. It did amaze me though in terms of the editing. How was that made in post production?
Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) has a beautiful relationship with his daughter. They tell each other everything and have a lot of fun. Because Lang is on house arrest, there’s not much to do so they built an epic cardboard fort that they could play a spy game in. Best fort I’ve ever seen! Really creative!
Ant-Man and the Wasp is filled with cool action and fighting scenes. No on-the-edge-of-your seat moments though and no scary scenes, thank goodness.
It was funny. I came out of the movie wanting to shrink stuff. Could you imagine how cool it would be to shrink your car? You could have as many cars as you wanted and they wouldn’t take up too much space. Plus you could park anywhere you wanted to.
I wouldn’t give this film a 10/10 rating like I have given quite a few movies and shows lately but still an incredible and fun movie. I hope they make another one.
Also, make sure to stay for the extra scene at the end. It’s so important! It creates so many questions. You are left wanting so much more at the end of the film.
– Written by Lauren Yeates
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