Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel movie after the shocking ending to Avengers: Infinity War – and it couldn’t have been a better choice. While Infinity War was intense and harrowing, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the complete opposite – filled to the brim with wit, charm and good ol’ fashion entertainment.
Paul Rudd is back and buffer than ever, reprising his role as Scott Lang (Ant-Man) who is on house arrest after the stunt he pulled in Germany (See Captain America: Civil War). After he has a dream that he’s back in the quantum realm, Dr. Pym (Michael Douglas) enlist Lang’s help to bring back Pym’s wife – Hope’s (a.k.a the Wasp, a.k.a Evangeline Lilly) mother.
As most sequels do, this one follows the same formula as the first film, even bringing back the hilarious trio that is Michael Peña, T.I. and David Dastmalchian as criminals turned businessmen (who still aren’t very bright). This film also showcases somethings that are new like updated gadgets, Hope’s new hair-do and up-close magic?
What I love about Ant-Man is that his character is just a normal dude that’s down-to-earth and flawed. That’s why after the incredible, beautiful mess that was Infinity War, it was nice to just have some super hero fun that didn’t make me want to rip my heart out.
IMPORTANT: There is an after-the-credits clip that pertains to Infinity War and hints at what is to come. Try and see Avengers: Infinity War first, if you haven’t!
Ant-Man and the Wasp is now playing in theaters everywhere. Click here to listen to my podcast with Montez on 96.1 KISS FM.