As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
I finally watched this movie on New Year’s Eve! lol. The blu-ray I believe was released around October, but then I asked for it as a Christmas gift, but then it took another week before we got around to watching it because I was working all week…And here we are, a review 🙂
MAJOR SPOILERS if you haven’t seen the movie or Avengers: Infinity War! (because I’m way to lazy to put some comments in spoiler tags, LOL)
After Avengers: Infinity War ended in such a sombre note with the snap, Ant-Man and the Wasp was such a fun, upbeat change of pace (until the mid-credits scene…But more on that later). This movie is still dealing with the fall-out of Captain America: Civil War, which was especially interesting as I don’t think we quite had a movie dealing with the more immediate and wide-spreading consequences of the civil war. So it was interesting to see how Dr. Pym and Hope had coped, Scott Lang and his house arrest, what his friends were up to…And it sucked how estranged Scott was from Dr. Pym and Hope given the decisions he made in Civil War.
As expected, this movie would be focusing more on the quantum realm and searching from Janet van Dyne. I wish we had jut a touch more focus on the quantum realm but we could see the effects it has on those who have done experimentations on it, on the human body through Janet and Ava. Ghost was a very creepy antagonist whom was very much motivated by what happened to her and the pain she was experiencing, the existential timer that’s essentially ticking louder. She was definitely causing trouble for Ant-Man and the Wasp and I wished she had remained an antagonist long enough to see Ant-Man and the Wasp learn to adapt to her abilities. Because that was definitely hard for them–and definitely made for some intense fights! The inclusion of Sonny and his goons certainly added a level of complication to already other pressing matters so I didn’t mind their presence in the movie.
The movie like before highlights how Scott Lang tends to mess things up spectacularly, but he really does have a heart of gold and good intentions. Paul Rudd as always is hilarious–and God, does this man not age? His three friends were hilarious, as always; I mean, Luis is fun, but add Dave and Kurt in the mix and it is just pure hilarity. My favourite scene in this movie I think has to be when Sonny and his goons were interrogating Luis and co. and Ghost shows up–Kurt starting to sing the song about Baba Yaga had me in stitches.
All in all, I really enjoyed Ant-Man and the Wasp, made for perfect viewing on New Year’s Eve. I admit, it was so much fun I totally forgot that the movie was going to tie in to Avengers: Infinity War so when it revealed how it tied in and who was affected–it was like a punch to the gut, omg. Avengers: Infinity War feels all over again. I need Avengers: Endgame in my life. Now. I need to know how they’re going to resolve everything.