ant-man and the wasp
DIRECTOR: peyton reed (ant-man, yes man, bring it on, the break-Up)
STARRING: paul rudd, evangeline lilly, michael douglas, and hannah john - kamen
REVIEWER: hadassah devis
Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp.
The second installment in the Ant Man story, brings big laughs and little heroes.
The early-established plot (save mum while fighting off the bad guys) is light and playful, with no major twists or turns, which suits the comedy-centric narrative perfectly. The simplicity of the story is balanced by not one, but two bad guys – three if you count the persistent FBI agent bent on proving Ant Man/Scott Lang is up to his criminal tricks again. It’s an enjoyable ride, and the perfect happy-go-lucky follow up to Avengers: Infinity War which, let's be honest, was a downer (a fantastic downer, but a downer none the less).
Paul Rudd's boyish charms are as endearing as ever, and Evangeline Lilly kicks butt as The Wasp (think 'badass Tinkerbell'). All the characters were quite likeable, particularly Scott Lang's smart-as-a-tack daughter, and even the villains, albeit sometimes more for their amusing qualities.
Filled with laugh out loud humour, and one of the most hilarious car chase scenes of all time Ant-Man and the Wasp is effectively Deadpool for kids. However, unlike Deadpool, the film is unfortunately likely to be somewhat forgettable, but hey, that just makes the re-watch more fun!
Not quite as memorable as other Marvel outings but Ant-Man and the Wasp is still a fun, happy-go-lucky film you oughta see.