Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 13/07/2018
  • Genre              : Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Cast                   : Paul Rudd, Evageline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena
  • Director          : Peyton Reed
  • Duration         : 1 hr 58 mins
  • Language        : English

Having delivered a surprise hit with Ant-Man in 2015, director Reed again banks on the fact that the biggest strength of his Marvel superhero. Ant-Man and the Wasp is a thrilling fun ride that engages you emotionally and amuses you with its CGI antics and comic demeanour. Though the shrinking ability of the protagonists is the film’s USP, what lies at the heart of this film is the father-son bond between Casey-Scott and Hank-Hope. Marvel finally has a female in the title role, with a better suit and better wings than her male counterpart.

The sequel sees Scott Lang (Paul Rudd as Ant man) smartly juggling between his fatherhood duties, tackling the FBI and a new superhero mission. Scott, the former convict turned ant-riding, size-altering superhero is indebted to help Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope aka the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), for what he did to them two years ago.  Michelle Pfeiffer enters the franchise, grey and wizard-like, from beyond the quantum realm. The movie feels like a feature-length introduction to the quantum realm.

There is narrative, thematic and musical continuity in the movie. Peyton Reed lets human relationships drive the narrative and perhaps the reason why Marvel films command such a massive fan base across the globe. Michael Pena’s superb presence and rapid-fire monologue coupled with a rant on truth serum turns out to be the film’s funniest scene.  Overall, ‘Ant-Man’ and the Wasp is the Marvel underdog that scores big. Don’t miss it.