Comic Movie Review- Ant-Man and The Wasp (Antman 2)
Ant-Man and The Wasp hits this Summer
Second Viewing Score: 4/5
Summary: What’s to say about Disney’s Marvel Studios Ant-Man and The Wasp? This was a great film to watch all things said and done compared to the last Avenger’s Movie. We’ve got the continuation of the story from Ant-Mans civilian perspective and subsequent failure to escape the government when he assisted Captain America during the events of Civil War. Rather than spoiling the whole film let’s just say you’ll have to see what happens and how it ends but what we can say is the jokes worked. The callbacks were solid. Because this acts as a sort of “Filler” between the next big film, “Captain Marvel”, this film is “World-Building”.
The visual effects and miniaturization were good, nothing to write home about but good. Character development had already been hashed out and the general “moral” of the story was a bit ham-fisted. With Technobabble omitted, some of the little side stories that tied in later seemed to drag and the solution to the problem didn’t really require the escalation that happened. It follows the “Paint By Number” Marvel Film Format. You’ll be glad to have seen it even if you aren’t a fan of the film or comics. A true “Popcorn” film for the Summer.
While Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly gave an acceptable performance while the rest seemed to phone it in. Some of the scenes seemed to go on longer than intended while others seemed to cut abruptly. Tone Shift and thematic arcs seemed to work out but with a slight jarring feeling. Thankfully the cinematography wasn’t the nausea inducing shake which we had to deal with in “Civil War”, “Black Panther” and some of the “Infinity War”.
What everyone else says: Rotten Tomatoes and the rest of the guys out there are scoring an average of about 78% positive. I went to see this movie alone by my 15 year old liked it too. Saying “It wasn’t perfect but it was a good enough movie”.