Ant Man and The Wasp Review

Kadin Miller and William Leach

As comic fans across the world wait for Captain Marvel to hit theaters, we went back to watch the latest movie from Marvel Studios, Ant-Man, and The Wasp. The first movie to be released after Avengers: Infinity War. This movie, while not as cinematic as Infinity War, has its place in the MCU. It introduces the quantum realm which will most likely play a huge role in upcoming films. The challenge of expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a hard one. This film handles it pretty well. It gives us a pretty good action movie plot, amazing action scenes but sadly, a weak villain. We want to take a look at Ant-Man and The Wasp and see how it holds up and if it’s worth watching.

Ant-Man and The Wasp opens with Hank Pym telling his daughter Hope, how he lost his wife Janet. During a mission to disarm an active missile, she had to shrink to the molecular level. In doing this she was lost in the quantum realm. Years later Scott receives a message from Janet through a dream. This alerts them that Janet could still be alive. They plan to save her by using a device called, “The Quantum Tunnel”, a device that can open a portal to the quantum realm. The only problem is they’re missing a couple of key components to finish it.

Overall the plot of the movie is decent, but there are some aspects of the movie that don’t really hold up. Personally, Will and I are not big fans of the villain. Ghost, as she is called, seems to have no real motive and is not all that threatening or cool especially after seeing a villain like Thanos in action. Her backstory is also incredibly lame and one of the most boring backstories I have seen on the big screen. Overall she is a very cookie cutter villain and one of the worst in any of MCU films.

Now the action scenes in this movie are another story. They are great and really fun to watch. The combination of both team-work and the combination of powers between Ant-man and the Wasp makes great fighting scenes that will make you sit on the edge of your seat. The special effects also make the scenes truly unique. With the ability to make objects shrink and grow massive, the heroes have a unique ability to also grow and shrink themselves. This leads to scenes where they use very small objects, make them big and then use them as weapons. This ranges from a salt-shaker to a Hello Kitty PEZ dispenser.

Overall this movie is above average. It’s a filler movie mostly just explaining what happened to ant-man during the events of infinity war. Though the movie has great effects and cool fights. The villain is lame and the movie suffers because of it. Will would rate this movie a 7. I would rate this film a solid 8. This is a filler movie you can watch on a Sunday afternoon.

To see Kadin and I’s review of Avengers: Infinity War, Click the link below to read it.

Avengers: Infinity War Review