Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp Film Review - Lauren Mayhew AuthorAnt-Man and the Wasp – 3 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.

Anyone who has seen my previous reviews will know that I am a massive Marvel fan. There’s something about the Marvel universe that I absolutely love, so when Ant-Man and the Wasp was advertised, I knew I’d need to go and see it. I didn’t love Ant-Man as much as some of the other Marvel films, but I do love the way that Paul Rudd plays the character, so was keen to see him again.

The film itself wasn’t bad, it just didn’t quite live up to what I’d hoped it would be. After the hilarity of Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War, I was expecting much of the same, but the humour in Ant-Man and the Wasp just wasn’t quite on the same level. It was funny, but not that funny.

I found the story-line a little predictable. Revenge for events that took place yonks ago and a happy ending for everyone. And I mean everyone. (Unless you watched the after-credit scene!) I like a bit of danger in a film. I like to left distraught at the end, having been given a reason to be on the edge of my seat. Ant-Man and the Wasp never had me feeling like this. It was all just a bit too happy.

One thing I can’t fault, is the acting. Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd are incredible. The chemistry between the two of them is fantastic, and although the film itself wasn’t my favourite, I would love to see an Ant-Man 3 just to get the two of them back on screen together.

After watching the after-credit scene, I’m not sure if we’ll get to see Ant-Man in the next Avengers film. I was hoping that he’d pop up again to help defeat Thanos once and for all, but I’m not sure if that’s possible now. I also want to see Hawkeye come back, but that’s a whole different blog post.

Overall, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a good film with a strong cast. I do look forward to any future films that evolve from this series.

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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