MovieRob Milestone Marathon – Countdown to 6K (#20 of 23) – Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – Encore Review

“Yeah. That’s what I was thinking. Do you guys just put the word ‘quantum’ in front of everything? ” – Scott Lang

Number of Times Seen – 2 (24 Jul 2018 and 10 Dec 2019)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Two years after previously working together Scott Lang and Hank Pym join forces to try and find a way to find Hank’s wife who is trapped in the Quantum Realm.

My Take on it – This film came out not long after the wallop that was Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and the choice to follow with an action comedy like this film was a great choice in order to help lighten the tone after such a heavy and powerful film that changed the whole direction of things and left everyone in a sort of limbo.

Paul Rudd is amazing in the lead role and manages to make the action and comedy work really well here which keeps things so entertaining throughout.

The fact that this story is a side story of the overall MCU arc also works well in showing that these characters and superheroes do other things besides fighting Thanos while dealing with the Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity Stones.

The plot revolves around keeping the world safe from threats in the real world and threats in the Quantum Realm at the same time and works really well in merging the two.

In addition to Rudd in the lead role this film has a great supporting cast which includes Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne who play their characters quite well and are able to leave a more serious tone in the story than if Rudd was doing things all alone.

This, in turns allows for the story to feel even more balanced the whole way through.

Bottom Line – Fun addition to the MCU that is able to lighten things a bit after the very heavy story line of Avengers: Infinity War (2018).  Rudd is superb in the lead role here and gets the comedy just right to help keep this so entertaining. The fact that the story is a side-story to the whole MCU arc also helps keep things in perspective because it shows that these characters do other things besides dealing with the Infinity Stones story line while doing their best to keep the world safe from threats in our realm and the quantum realm at the same time. The supporting cast that returns is also able to add to the fun story line and Pena shines in that department. Douglas, Lilly and Pfeiffer are also really enjoyable here because they add a more serious tone to things which helps keep the story balanced. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The flashback in the first film to Janet Van Dyne (Pfeiffer) on the missile never showed her face, but Reed told the casting and visual effects departments responsible for the barely visible eyes behind her mask that he wanted it to resemble Pfeiffer. “Michelle was always my dream casting for that role, and that was even before we knew we’d be making a second movie.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (downgrade from original review)


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