Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
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It's not a bad movie. Or a good movie. It's just okay.
At no point did I feel like I wanted to be somewhere else and I doubt I'll remember it much a couple of years for now.
It passed the afternoon okay.
Ant-Man and the Wasp isn't just about Hope Van Dyne as the Wasp, but about Janet, the original Wasp as well. That's perhaps what I like most about the Ant-Man franchise - not the comedy, which other Marvel properties do as well or better, but the sense that this universe has a history the reaches back before Iron Man I that isn't just about Captain America. Hope is pretty great in this and the real badass hero to Scott Lang's comic relief, while Hank Pym gets more to do as well. While the first film had an underwhelming villain, the sequel instead goes for a variety of threats, which ties into the "everything goes wrong", overcomplicated vibe heist movies have. Works better that way, though it does mean the plot becomes a continuous chase for one MacGuffin or another. There are a lot of fun moments - though way too many of them were spoiled by the trailer, surely only a problem with the first viewing - but I feel like the movie only really kicks off when Luis gets interrogated. Until then, I was like, okay, enough with the technobabble.
I'm surprised to see how negative people are towards this movie here. I think it was great fun. A lot of clever uses of shrinking and growing, a lot of cool visuals and a lot of great jokes. It all worked for me.
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