Ant-Man and The Wasp Review
I’m betting a good amount of you have seen Ant-Man and The Wasp already…..so here is my take on Marvel’s pallet cleanser….
As the movie begins to unfold, we are finally given some information as to what the tiny team has been up to….(and why they were missing from Infinity War.) When it’s all said and done, our heros are dealing with events in their world that are both equal parts personal and smaller in scale. The action itself is quite good, but I will personally say that the story was a little weak in some areas. That’s not a bad thing whatsoever given what we witnessed in Infinity War just a few months prior. The heart of the story is quite simple: Family.
Hope and Hank have finally mended their relationship and they are actually working as a team. Meanwhile, both are PISSED at Scott for taking the suit and fighting in a Civil War with the Avengers. Hope and Hank are only concerned about finding Janet while Scott is in the final lengths of his house arrest. In the end, he wants to help the people who gave him a second chance at life, but in doing so, he runs the risk of being caught and damaging his own family relationships.
The core of the movie is the relationship between a father and his daughter, both with Scott and Hank.
Now let’s get to the nitty gritty….. In the first Ant-Man, while Scott is traveling through the Quantum Realm, there is a “blink and you miss it moment” that essentially gives you the plot of the sequel. There is a moment where Janet’s silhouette is visible while she is fully suit in her Wasp suit. This explains how they have some sort of “quantum connection.” I do wish that Michelle Pfeiffer was given more time in the film, but given her new abilities, I believe she will play an important part in the sequel.
And for my final opinion…..
After walking out of Infinity War, I was absolutely convinced that Ant-Man would be the key to fixing the “snap.” Hank Pym told Scott that the quantum realm is a place where Time AND Space are irrelevant….time and space are also 2 of the 6 infinity stones…..and given the magnitude of Ant-Man and The Wasp’s mid credit scene, (I don’t want to say I was right all along but damn it sure feels like I’m on the right track), it appears that the Quantum Realm will have a direct impact on reviving the heros that we have all invested 10 years of our lives getting to know….
Anyway….Ant-Man and The Wasp is a perfect pallet cleanser…great fun, humor, and action. If you haven’t seen it, get off your butt and GET GOING!