Inside the World of Ant-Man and The Wasp

By Cher Cabula-Mendoza - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sorry it took a while for me to publish this because I am currently travelling in the US and it’s been kinda crazy hectic lately. I’m grateful to finally have a weekend to wind down and just have some “me” time. Ant-Man and The Wasp was the very last movie premiere that I attended before I left Manila. Admittedly, while Ant-Man might not be one of the more popular characters in the Marvel Universe, there was a general positive reception to the films mainly because it was headlined by Paul Rudd.



 Remember him? That cutie from Clueless who we all couldn’t help but fall for? It was a great call for the casting team to hire him by the way. Did I mention that he ages so well too? Although I think there was some deviation from the original Ant-Man storyline from the comics, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang had been well received.

AFTER CIVIL WAR
The movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp takes place two years after the events in Captain America Civil War. We find Scott Lang under house arrest and trying to balance time with his daughter and a new business venture with his friend, Luis (Michael Pena). Close to his release, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) shows up in his doorstep asking for his help.

She wants help finding her mom who had been trapped in the quantum realm many years ago. Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) was a brilliant scientist herself and had previously made contact thru Scott when he ventured into the quantum realm in the first film.

As luck would have it, someone else wants to have access to the tech that Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) developed. A formidable foe, Ava/Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) will do everything to get access, even if it means harm to others.

A GOOD ADDITION TO THE MCU
As I’ve mentioned before, I love the perfect casting. The characters were endearing and though my expectations were low, this film is even better than the first one. I was surprised just how much everyone loved it as well. I especially loved Evangeline Lilly’s character.

On the Ghost’s first appearance, I was impressed by her powers and then when I saw how powerful she was and how irritating her character could be, I simply couldn’t wait for this villain to be defeated. She was someone who was so consumed by hate and desperation that she simply couldn’t care.

Ant-Man and The Wasp was a hoot. There wasn’t a dull moment in the film. I expected it to be hilarious but I didn’t expect it to be that much. Paul Rudd was a natural. The Wasp was also something else. She proved to be a worthy heroine in this film and I wish she’ll be a more staple character in the MCU.

VERDICT
Ant-Man and The Wasp was a successful sequel if I may say so and I’m really happy for Paul Rudd. For those of you who were wondering why Ant-Man wasn’t in the Avengers fight against Thanos, well this movie will answer that for you. There were two end credits and those few minutes really just blew me away. I’m entirely not sure if there will be another sequel but it would be really awesome if they made a third film.

Ant-Man and The Wasp Movie Review




 photo cher100_zpsb08016be.jpg   Cher is a practicing Filipino Interior Designer, a full-time blogger and aspiring calligrapher with a passion to discover and learn new things. Follow her on Twitter for more updates and please like her Facebook Page too, you'll find something interesting, inspiring and fun posts there daily. Check out her Mindbox for movies and lifestyle updates. If you're an aspiring calligrapher and an art enthusiast, say hello at Cher's Creative Space.

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