'Ant-Man and The Wasp': Lots of Fun, Big Laughs and the Path to Infinity War 2
With some pretty epic action scenes, 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' is sure to pick audiences back up after the wonderful ensemble, but understandably somber, performance in Infinity War.
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang and his alter ego Ant-Man, but is a bit on the outs with Hope Van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, once again played by Evangeline Lily and Michael Douglas. In this Ant-Man sequel, we learn a whole lot more about the Quantum Realm as Hope and Hank believe they can save their lost family member Janet Van Dyne, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Janet, Hank's wife and Hope's mother, was lost 30 years prior in the Quantum Realm back when Hank and Janet was kicking butt and taking names as the original heroic duo of this titular film.
Hank and Hope have figured out how to create a Quantum Tunnel to rescue Janet which allows her to send a message to Scott, the only person to ever return from the Quantum Realm. This forces the grudging trio to reunite but not without interference from new characters like The Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen, Dr. Bill Foster, an old colleague of Hank's, played by Laurence Fishburne, as well as a scaly black market dealer and entrepreneur named Sonny Burch, played by Walter Goggins. With all these new players in the mix, this film brought some comfort and familiarity in the form of Scott's band of merry bros the X-Cons, Luis, Dave, and Kurt, reprised by Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, and David Dastmalchian.
Ant-Man and The Wasp really delivered and managed not only to maintain the consistency of its preceding film, but also continue the trajectory established in Infinity War. Some top moments of the film include:
- A wicked fight scene between The Ghost and The Wasp
- Shrunken objects here, giant objects there, crazy-sized objects everywhere
- Heartwarming scenes between Scott and his daughter (Abby Ryder Fortson)
- Everything that came out of Luis's mouth
- Scott channeling his inner To Wong Foo (accessories not included)
- R.I.P. Ant-onio Banderas
- The beauty that is Michelle Pfeiffer, we mean Janet
- Comedic chemistry between Scott and Jimmy, an agent who is played by Randall Wong of the TV Series Fresh Off The Boat
- That epic Quantum shift by The Ghost during...nevermind (you'll know when you see it)
- The teaser after the credits rolled
The only thing that was missing from the film which Kevin Feige, @KevFeige on Twitter (tell him we sent you), should consider adding to elevate everything important in life, is finding a way to put Michelle Pfeiffer and Angela Bassett in the same scene together in Infinity War 2 because everyone would literally die from all that beauty (heck everyone is already dead anyway) and this time, it would be worth it.
Ant-Man and The Wasp is playing everywhere beginning today, July 6, 2018. Go see it, you won't regret it!