AT THE MOVIES

by Isy Jordan

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfieffer, and more...

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

On the heels of Avengers: Infinity War, and there are still many Marvel fans out there traumatized from that, we have Ant-Man and the Wasp. Following the events of Captain America: Civil War where Scott Lang helped Team Cap squared off against Team Iron to save Bucky aka The Winter Soldier from a life in a looney bin, Scott has been on house arrest for a couple of years. He still has a business enterprise with his friends. He still gets to see his daughter.

He doesn't get to see Hank Pym (Douglas) or his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Lilly) aka the Wasp as Hank's original suit was lost and he got them in trouble when he joined Team Cap. But they soon discover they need his help when they discover there's a chance Hope's mother and Hank's wife Janet Van Dyne (Pfieffer) aka the original Wasp might still be alive in the Quantum Realm and they may be able to bring her back to our world. Scott is a little freaked out about this because he doesn't want to get caught since his house arrest is almost at an end.

Throw in a sleezy technology dealer (played perfectly by Walton Coggins) and a villain with horrific abilities that may soon end her existence and you have one wild, intense, Marvel-lite, superhero ride.

At 118 minutes, the movie is a good length with good special effects, nothing memorable, a decent script, and solid acting. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and imagery, you might want to use your best judgement with smaller ones but the movie is acceptable for most members of the family.

Many of you who haven't seen it yet are likely wondering, do we experience "the snap" anywhere in this story. Yes, we do. Do we learn the fate of any Marvel characters outside Ant-Man as a result? No.

Enjoy!

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