There are times when the end of a movie is like a gut punch. Movies like Avengers: Infinity War give you that feeling, but how best can you recover from something like that? You go from that galaxy-spanning adventure to one that brings it back home as a light-hearted family affair. Ant-Man and The Wasp does this in many aspects. From the relationship between Hank and Hope or Scott and Cassie, or the fun reactions of someone like fan-favorite Louis, there’s something for everyone to love.
Ant-Man and The Wasp brings back almost everyone from the cast of Ant-Man and includes veteran actors like Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne. This film has a cast full of talented actors that can hit the action, drama, and comedy.
Expanding on the Tech
One of the highlights of the Ant-Man series is the ability to showcase Dr. Hank Pym. Often considered one of the most intelligent people within the Marvel Universe, this allows Ant-Man and The Wasp to expand on their tech and their abilities. Flight and blasters for Hope and a prototype suit of Scott are a few of the new introductions you’ll see.
Not only do we see Hank helping equip Ant-Man and The Wasp, we watch him make great strides to explore the Quantum Realm. Hank uses the shrinking and growing tech on full buildings and has advanced it enough to use it on live animals without turning them to goo like Darren Cross did in the first Ant-Man.
Always about family
Ant-Man and The Wasp is much like Ant-Man at its core. And I don’t mean that it’s just there as a pallet cleanser comedy that follows and big Avengers film. Rather, it is an emotional story about how much the Pym/Van Dyne and Lang families love each other. Being Hank with Hope or Scott with Cassie, or the evolution of relationships like Scott with Cassie’s mom and stepdad, the ties are deep in this new installment.
There is never a moment in this film where I believe any one of these characters will not do anything for one another, be it to save their life or to help them find soccer shoes. It’s family that is at the core of this story, and it helps make this movie fun and entertaining.
Ant-Man and The Wasp was not Avengers: Infinity War. It did not have to be. It was the right kind of movie to come after it. Heartfelt and funny, even if they did revisit some jokes more than they should and sit on others longer than needed. It finds a way to make you forget about The Avengers, and when it’s ready, it shows you just how connected to everything that it is
For the most part, I enjoyed the movie. Aside from the shallow villain and some jokes going to long, Ant-Man and The Wasp was fun and exactly what I needed following Avengers: Infinity War. If you enjoyed Ant-Man or wonder where they will be for the start of Avengers 4, this is a movie that will need to be seen. If not, it is one that has the potential for the whole family to enjoy.