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Ant-Man And The Wasp Movie Review
Review Date: 20/08/2018
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
UK Release Date: 02/08/2018
Ant-Man And The Wasp takes place after the events in Captain America Civil War. Scott Lang is under house arrest for his part in the action in Germany (he was 65 feet tall so it’s not like he can pretend he wasn’t there) and only has a short while to go before he’s allowed out and about.
You don’t really need to have seen the first Ant-Man film in order to understand what’s going on – the plot’s relatively simple and self-explanatory: Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) are planning to rescue Hope’s mother from the quantum realm when a Ghostly attacker steals some important equipment that they need to complete the task.
Scott Lang gets involved after having a dream about Hope’s mother from which they deduce (in quite a big leap) that she imprinted something in Scott’s memory when he visited the quantum realm.
The scheduling of this film seems a bit strange considering Infinity War was released so recently and Ant-Man And The Wasp doesn’t reference it’s events until the post credits scene. Still, it was an enjoyable film but if you haven’t seen it yet you don’t have to panic about any Earth-shattering Infinity War revelations you might have missed out on.
It was nice to have another strong female hero added to the Marvel Universe in Lilly’s “Wasp” character (and she can certainly kick butt!) and the “Ghost” character (played by Hannah John-Kamen) was good, if a little underused.
This is probably one of the weakest entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it was still an enjoyable couple of hours – I’d certainly recommend it if you’re a Marvel fan or if you have a teenage daughter who needs to see that there are female heros out there too.