Ant-Man and the Wasp Review. By Adam Roberts



I seriously enjoyed Ant-Man and the Wasp. Every scene had just the right about of comic validity. Every franchise needs someone who’s the comic relief and Ant-Man fits that role perfectly. Not only that. He’s the perfect father/man-child. You can tell by the expression on his daughter’s face that he’s her very own personal superhero. Ant-Man or not. And when she calls, he’s going to answer. Paul Rudd is in my opinion the perfect fit for the role of Ant-Man/Scott Lang.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 25: (L-R) Actors David Dastmalchian, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Michael Douglas, Judy Greer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hannah John-Kamen, and Evangeline Lilly, Director Peyton Reed, Actor Paul Rudd, Producer Stephen Broussard, Actor Abby Ryder Fortson, Executive Producer Victoria Alonso, Executive Producer Louis D’Esposito, actor Laurence Fishburne, and Producer Kevin Feige attend the Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man And The Wasp” at the El Capitan Theatre on June 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** David Dastmalchian; Tip “T.I.” Harris; Judy Greer; Hannah John-Kamen; Michael Douglas; Michelle Pfeiffer; Stephen Broussard; Peyton Reed; Evangeline Lilly; Paul Rudd; Abby Ryder Fortson; Victoria Alonso; Louis D’Esposito; Laurence Fishburne; Kevin Feige

As for the Wasp aka Hope Van Dine (Evangeline Lilly) it was fun seeing her break into becoming a hero. Even though she doesn’t get any recognition in the end, it’s made clear that’s not really the aim for her. All she can focus on is freeing her mother from being trapped in the Quantum Realm. I see a bright future for the Wasp, and even in the first Ant-Man movie it was clear that Hope saw that Scott was indeed the Yin to her Yang.

As for the character Luis, Scott Lang’s best friend and former inmate played by Michael Pena, you could say he’s the comic relief to Scott Lang’s comic relief. Personally, I found him a little annoying in the first film but in this sequel, I actually enjoyed watching him. He doesn’t feel too over the top this time round. Plus, I felt he had more of a purpose for the team.

As for Michael Douglas, wow what can I say? As Hank Pym-the original Ant-Man. You can tell that Hank and Scott have a kind of surrogate father-son relationship,yet Hank seems cautious of the relationship building between Hope and Scott. Plus,Michael and Paul both bounce off each other so well when it comes to the humour in the scenes. I never tire of watching Michael Douglas as he just completely masters every role he plays. Plus, I’ve never seen Michael perform in a scene where he’s completely surrounded by special effects. I think he’s been missing out. And another plus, I can’t help but be amazed with the age regression marvel are doing on actors these days. The computer graphics are getting more and more flawless with every passing year. It really looked as though Douglas was actually at least 30 years younger… and I was really looking.

As for Ghost/Ava (Hannah John-Kamen) I must admit she’s one of the most ambivalent characters I’ve seen for a while. Yes, she’s an antagonist but you can seem to understand why she’s does what she doing. I felt a great deal of sympathy for the character in places. Also, she really knows how to kick some serious butt.

Now when it came to hopes mother, I never thought they’d go with Michelle Pfeiffer. Yeah, she wasn’t in the film for long, but as the film was built around finding her then that’s really nothing to complain about. I did enjoy the end result she played however. Pfeiffer is another actress I have always enjoyed watching as she is very believable and she seems to suck you into the story.

Now some may be asking where they all were during Avengers: Infinity Warbut let me say that this gives that question an unexpected answer. I really recommend watching this if you haven’t seen it already and if you want to have some fun doing so. For marks I give this feature 9 out of 10.

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