Ant-Man and the Wasp movie review: The world being saved, not just by superheroes but with jokes
Not everyday do we watch a superhero movie that has jokes ruling more than action, not that we are complaining
Ant-Man and the Wasp kept us waiting with high expectations of how the sequel of a movie we all loved would turn out to be, and truthfully, it did not disappoint! The Marvel film, Ant-Man was a superhero movie that proved to us that not every super hero movie needs to be serious n every aspect of it's making (and no, we aren't forgetting Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor Ragnarok) Ant-Man gave us the experience of a Thief turned superhero but completely by the chance of being a good man.
Fans were more than confused when Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' was released before Ant-Man and the Wasp, but rest assured, the movie is set weeks prior to the events that occur in the Avengers movie.
The movie begins with explaining Scott at house arrest which was where he was left after the events that occurred in 'Captain America's:Civil War. The FBI are constantly looking for Scott's co-conspirators, Hope Van Dyne and Hank Pym, but this doesn't stop them looking for their long lost mother and wife who has been trapped in the “Quantum Realm,” a place she was trapped in 30 years ago when she was the size-altering costume of The Wasp.
At the same time, another costumed figure appears (and then disappears, and then appears, and then disappears…she can phase through time and space). This “Ghost” (Hannah John-Kamen) is also interested in the quantum realm technology that Hope and Hank are working to solve and understand.
The movie seems to be a multi layered plotted movie that is a feature-length cat and mouse chase involving a lot of intricately-timed shrinking and enlarging. Ant-Man and the Wasp functions as a Marvel film. But, more importantly, it functions as a well-rounded family film. The dynamic between Lang and his daughter (Abby Ryder Fortson) is genuinely emotionally affecting, particularly in one scene involving discussion of superhero sidekicks. And that the main drive of the plot involves the reunion of a family adds to this emphasis on not just a comic book audience, but on a family audience as well.
This sets the film apart from the big spectacle Marvel films like Infinity War. Not to diminish Infinity War, but Ant-Man and the Wasp and Black Panther both take a character-based approach that is less cluttered and ultimately more fulfilling.
Overall, it is a pleasingly humorous movie. Is it a great superhero movie? Not particularly.
The plot that we get reads less convoluted on screen because it is executed as an afterthought to what I have already discussed. The main crux of the film is family. The main creative goal of the actors and screenwriters, it appears, is to nail the comedy. The action, while exciting at certain stretches, becomes repetitive and somewhat inevitable.
Ant-man and the Wasp is not an action classic, neither is it a extraordinary comedy, but it is the outcome of the two, a movie that has been drawn from both the aspects which also adds the concept of how important family can be and that in turn gives a movie like this (a superhero movie) a slight change from it's normal path.But at the end of the day, we still love it, and we'd definitely go for seconds!