Review of “Ant Man and The Wasp”

antmanThe movie begins with Scott Lang (aka “Antman”) under house arrest after his performance in “Captain America: Civil War”.  He has only three days of his sentence to fulfill when he contacts scientist, Dr. Hank Pym, and the scientist’s daugher, Hope Van Dyme, due to a vision he had of Hope’s mother, Janet.  Hope’s mother, played well by Michelle Pfeiffer, has been living in the quantum realm as the size of a small molecule with zero human interaction for the past 30 years.  Due to Scott’s vision, Hope and her father believe that Janet may have placed some type of device on Scott when he was in the quantum realm in the first movie; this interaction can help trace where Janet is so that they can bring her back alive.  Unknown to them, there is a villain named Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen, who is also interested in finding Janet and using her learned quantum powers to help with her survival.

Antman and The Wasp definitely delivers in terms of action packed sequences.  The size changes of Antman are entertaining, especially when he becomes a giant at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The Wasp is , interestingly enough,  shown to be the more skilled of the two heroes in terms of her fighting ability and skill while Antman plays more of the comedic role with his suit malfunctions.  Despite the attempt at comedy, this is where Antman falls flatter than expected.  There is a funny scene regarding “truth serum” but, otherwise, the jokes fail to deliver.

Other than the action scenes, the best part of Antman is the first credit scene.  Spoiler alert!  The scene questions if Antman will be back in Avengers 4 since the rest of his team, including the Wasp, were annihilated  due to Thanos (reference to Avengers Infinity War). Scott is stuck in the quantum realm at this time, and the viewer does question if Scott will help the Avengers in the next movie or use potential new quantum powers.  Something to ponder as we await Avengers 4…….

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