For a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe who clearly went to watch Avengers: Infinity War, you probably asked yourself, “Where the heck is Ant-man?” Well, here we got to know why Scott Lang did not appear in Wakanda, or even previously to the battle there, to help Captain America and friends put a stop to Thanos’ plans.
It’s been two years since the incident at the german airport and Scott Lang has been serving home prison with excellent behavior, with just a few days from his liberation. However, certain events are being triggered and Scott will probably have his sentence extended, since Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym contact him, looking for help to get into the microverse so that they can rescue Hank Pym’s wife, Janet, who was lost to the microscopic dimension on a mission of the long past.
In the meanwhile, other players seek to earn power through the arsenal that Hank has in its possession, as well as an error from the past coming to haunt and cause prejudice to his current plans. It’s up to Ant-man and Hope, as the Wasp, to see that their operation occurs smoothly and without interruptions.
First and foremost, again I have read some reviews and again people complained that the movie had a lot of useless and unneeded storylines… like what the heck is up with these reviewers? Can’t they keep up on what three or four groups of characters are doing for two hours long? It’s not even that extensive… Because the storylines eventually happen to merge right? You get Ant-man and the Wasp, Ghost and her partner, X-Con (Scott Lang’s friends and colleagues) and a small piece from a criminal who wants to go big. Is this that complicated? For what? A six year old? Guys… please.
The movie plays out very well! Funny for the most part, even in dire situations. The action looks good although there’s not many improvements to what we’ve already seen previously. The comedy is really the essential part of the movie, with some family drama attached to it.
I do enjoy movies where there isn’t really a need for a villain to exist, and just characters who are driven differently and have other motives due to the circumstances they found themselves at. Ava and Dr. Bill Foster are a clear example of that. Sonny Burch doesn’t look like a villain at all though. He’s just your average crook trying to fatten his pockets although he doesn’t have the wit nor the will to be a big player.
However, despite the current formula being applied successfully, as you look back to the overall experience, the movie doesn’t shine that much from what we’ve already seen. It would be excellent if I hadn’t seen any other MCU movies, but it just fits in regularly with the previous title and Spiderman Homecoming for example. It lacks something unique to it that would make it stand out while in between the others.
Ant-Man and the Wasp comes over to tell what the hero who helped Captain America in Civil War was doing, while the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy took on Thanos and his quest to acquire the Infinity Stones.
While the movie itself is certainly pleasant to watch across all aspects, it lacks that little light so that it could shine in the same level while comparing it with Ironman or Captain America. Instead it is compared with its predecessor, Spiderman Homecoming and perhaps the first Thor in a way that the stakes aren’t high enough for it to shake the MCU. And that’s what we’ve been actually been used to in the past decade.
Nevertheless, is still a good piece of entertainment, and definitely a watch for any Marvel or Superhero fans!