Paul Rudd and his equally likeable cast mates find the heart and humour in familiar comic-book theatrics, resulting in a film which is less concerned with generating awe than in delivering plenty of goofy grins.
The result is an effects-laden goofball comedy in which anything goes and nothing matters. Not that this is an entirely plot-free extravaganza or just an excuse for comic riffs. But the filmmakers are so cavalier about the idea that any of this is supposed to make any sense that there's a certain liberation in not burdening two human-brained insects with the fate of the entire universe.
Producer: Victoria Alonso, Mitchell Bell, Stephen Broussard
Writer: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd
Release Date: Aug 30, 2018
Runtime: 1hr 58m
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant Man and The Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Abby Ryder Fortson
Did You Know?
This movie was announced three months after Ant-Man (2015) was released and, due to Marvel's packed Phase Three lineup, they had to move the release dates of Black Panther (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019).