Ant-Man and the Wasp are joining the 10-years of Marvel Cinematic Universe films and I am here to answer the question if Ant-Man and the Wasp is worth seeing.
Well, it is a Marvel film and clearly, they are connected so yes, you should see this film. I suppose the better question is if it is living up to the hype of other Marvel films, including the first Ant-Man movie.
In short, I believe this film is hilarious. It is what I consider the more comedic side of Marvel. Something I always assumed of Ant-Man.
I admit that I didn’t see the very first Ant-Man until I was about to screen Infinity War in theatres. I felt obligated to see the film because like I said before, everything is connected.
After seeing the first film, Ant-Man proved me wrong in that he is an incredibly lovable character. Just as the first film, there is a lot of comedy in Ant-Man and the Wasp. The entire theatre was gut laughing most of the time.
Without giving away spoilers, this film really did revolve around Hope Prym/Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) and her family; including Hank Prym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Prym (Michelle Pfeiffer). We receive a bigger backstory of the Prym family and the main focus is on returning Janet from the Quantum Realm.
Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) takes a backseat role in this film. There have been mixed reviews about the presence of his character within the film but I will say this. As a mother of a daughter who loves comics and Marvel films, it was awesome to see two strong female characters take the lead in this movie.
Wasp and Ghost (Hanna John-Kamen) carry this film in incredible roles. Confliction, desperation, and growth are widely seen in both characters.
My daughter is a Black Widow fan but finding memorabilia for Black Widow is tough. I believe she will gravitate toward Wasp and Ghost, giving her further relatable characters to enjoy in the Marvel Universe. For this reason, I waver on the side of happy to see both female roles take the lead.
As I mentioned, this story really focuses more on the Prym family. However, I do believe we might see a serious connection between what happens in Ant-Man and the Wasp and the future of Infinity War. It has been incredible watching the twists in the Cinematic Universe that vary from the comics.
While this film wasn’t exactly mind-blowing all the way through, I will say that the two end credit scenes had me reeling. I will leave it at that.
I believe this Marvel film is setting us up for so much more. It is everything I expect from an Ant-Man film in comedy and action. I’ll say that Scott Lang/Ant-Man makes me want to be a better parent in this film.
He’s just an awesome dad and his confliction of doing what is right for himself, his family, his friends, and the good of the world is very present. A couple of years of house arrest, thanks to Civil War, has given Scott some pretty creative talents and imaginative skills.
Speaking of Civil War, if you haven’t seen that film or the first Ant-Man, please catch up with those first before seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp. There are some key components you will need.
Overall I thought Ant-Man and the Wasp was hilarious and I even shed a tear or two. I had a chance to see it in IMAX 3-D which more likely intensified the film for me. I recommend checking it out this way if you can.
Is it a smashing Marvel film? Maybe not but it carries a lot of the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe I think. If anything, it will leave your sides hurting from laughter and in the end, you will be probably yelling at the screen. Coming off the heals of Infinity War, we needed this film to laugh but…it leaves us with some salt in the wounds. We saw it coming though, right?
Be sure to check out Ant-Man the Wasp in theatres June 6th. This is it for Marvel until next year so enjoy every moment. Get ready to laugh and embrace some serious action. I look forward to seeing how this film expands on the future of Marvel and the characters of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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