Ant-Man and the Wasp is my favorite movie this summer! It’s the superhero movie that has a little bit of something for everyone- comedy, action, tender moments, tons of exciting CGI, a cool villain and even a tiny bit of romance. The movie picks up 2 years after Ant-Man joins forces with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. You get clued into how he fits into Infinity War since Ant-Man was MIA in that film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp starts off with Scott Lang under house arrest and making the most of his time becoming a rocking drummer on his electronic drum kit, losing time in spa-like moments, perfecting his dunking techniques and most importantly- spending time with his daughter Cassie. Apparently, during his time at home, he hasn’t spoken with Hank or Hope. That all changes when he has a dream that connects him to the Quantum Realm and this event throws him back into the superhero world. He even has a partner, The Wasp, whose suit is way cooler than his!
Most of my favorite scenes include Scott Lang’s friend Luis (played by Michael Pena). Pena delivers his lines perfectly. There needs to be an ex-con movie, and his band of friendly co-workers is a hoot. Paul Rudd helped write the script for Ant-Man and the Wasp, and the lines are hysterical. Great job Paul!
The CGI in this movie is some of the best I’ve seen. Superheroes and iconic Pez characters grow giant and then ant-size in the blink of the eye. It’s mind-blowing to see matchbox sized cars in car chases throughout San Francisco! Then seeing Giant -Man walking through the Pier. Also get ready for the eye-popping Quantum Realm. Just when you think that things can’t get any smaller, they just get smaller and smaller!!! This realm is a world of microscopic monsters and mystery, both beautiful and disgusting.
I also love the inclusion of the original Ant-Man and the Wasp, seems superheroism is a family business, and the message of the family is an on-going theme in this film plus not giving up on each other.
Like most villains, Hannah, aka Ghost, has a heavy backstory and wants revenge for many reasons. Hannah John-Kamen does an incredible, yet creepy job of being mysterious and angry.
In usual Marvel fashion, stay to the end credits for Easter Eggs. You will walk away stunned and be wishing you could time travel. I am so anxious to see how all of these movies tie in together.
See Ant-Man and the Wasp! It’s the superhero movie we’ve all been waiting for.