Ant-Man and the Wasp is the next film in the Marvel movie franchise. It had the tough task of being the follow up to Avengers: Infinity War, without it being a directly in-time sequel. The movie does a good enough job as a stand-alone film, due in large part to Paul Rudd’s charm, however it is rather lackluster when compared to an event movie like Infinity War or any other Marvel film for that matter. Ant-Man and the Wasp starts with Scott Lang watching movies and playing on his drum set while on house arrest after being caught following the events of Civil War. Eventually, Dr. Pym and Hope arrive to get Scott’s help saving the world.
This is another Marvel movie the kids will love, but may not work as well for the older members of the audience that have – unfairly perhaps – come to expect more from Marvel Studios. There is action, comedy, and suspense throughout, but it all feels a little watered down. Seeing huge ants being mind controlled by Dr. Hank Pym was just a little too ridiculous and reminiscent of other ant-related scenes that have ruined other movies, such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The Ant-Man character and films have always been about the humor and this does deliver some great moments. Enough cannot be said for Paul Rudd and how he’s able to carry the entire film, even with a weak story and subpar action that would usually distract the audience.
Movies like Infinity War have spoiled audiences into thinking all of the Marvel movies will be huge action blockbusters, and while Ant-Man and the Wasp has its fair share of moments, it is far from the best. For every great shrinking-car chase scene, there’s a boring hand-to-hand fight in the kitchen.
Whose Review gives Ant-Man and the Wasp the overall rating of… this was better than him participating in Infinity War?! If this movie didn’t have Paul Rudd as the super hero, it would be near the bottom of the barrel of super hero movies. Luckily the Marvel name sells tickets itself, so it’ll most likely still bring in truck-loads of cash.
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