Let’s just start this off by saying we didn’t really know what to expect from Ant-Man and The Wasp, which honestly made it better. Was it as good as the first? That’s debatable. Best Marvel movie of the year? No, Infinity War still has that beat and rightfully so, and since as we all know Ant-Man and The Wasp takes place before the events in Infinity War. Full disclosure and minor spoiler the end credit scene will make reference to it and it’ll probably shock you so much so that you kind of leave the theatre feeling like you’re just ready for the next Infinity War movie.
As for the events that happened before it takes place around the same time as Infinity War two years after Captain America: Civil War, this means we’re seeing the fall out of Ant-Man’s involvement in Caps fugitive status. This actually works out well for the movie since we get to see more light-hearted scenes with his daughter especially, which actually has some more of the humorous moments in the movie, next to Luis, Ant-Man and The Wasp is very much about family and what you’d do to save that family and protect it the theme runs through every aspect of the movie. Even the main antagonist “Ghost” has a background that makes her a very relatable and somewhat complex villain.
Playing the B plot next to Ghost (played by Hannah John Kamen) we also have a couple of other villains, but we feel like they’re more so to set up comic relief than anything, there’s a particular scene where the B plot villains interact with Luis and it’s quite honestly one of our favorite parts of the movie, what can we say we’re huge Luis fans and if Marvel really wanted to pull fan favor they’d make sure we get some Luis/Korg action in the future.
Hank and Hope also obviously play major roles in this movie, but they do very much play the rational adults and Hope totally kicks ass which we love seeing you really won’t be disappointed by her scenes and even daddy Hank gets to play in on the action, but if we told you what happens that would be a complete spoiler so we’ll avoid that for now.
Overall, is Ant-Man and The Wasp a must see? Yes, if you need something to fill the void before the next Infinity War, but it could very well work as a stand-alone sequel to the first movie meaning you could wait to see it, but then you’d miss out on Luis and that would be a sad truth to deal with.
Honestly, it’s summer and we really couldn’t think of a better way to spend 2 hours and 5 minutes of our time and we’re sure you won’t either. Are you planning to see it opening day or are you going to wait for the crowds to die down? Let us know in the comments below.
Ant-Man and The Wasp opens in theatres July 6th you can grab your tickets now here!