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.
Ahh Marvel, as I’ve said before it’s become a movie standard. I know if it’s made by Marvel Studios I’m getting a good (or even great) film. I saw the first one (and really enjoyed it, see my review here) so of course I went to the second one when I got a chance.
Despite the PG-13 rating (which I’m not sure why it gets) this is fun, funny, mostly family friendly movie. I bother with IMAX and to the be honest the 3D doesn’t do a lot. Still though, excellent special effects, good action and a story that moves along well. Watch for the usual Stan Lee cameo (I hope we have a few more of these), which is nice to see he can still do them. Good acting all around and plenty of laughs throughout.
This movie takes place a few weeks before the events of Infinity War and does explain why Ant-Man was not involved in those events. While I enjoyed the movie I’ll admit I found it very campy and while I know it’s a comedy, it still took away from my enjoyment a little. I enjoyed it but didn’t laugh as much as the first one and would have wanted a little more seriousness at times.
Stay for the end for 2 post credit scenes (though to be honest you could leave after the first one, the 2nd is just filler). Marvel has certainly been on a roll for almost 10 years now. I’ve come to enjoy 3 Marvel movies the past 2 years, I hope it continues. So I do recommend this to any Marvel fan or anyone who enjoys a comedy (though you would be a little lost without seeing the first one). Paul Rudd is Ant-Man, he nails the role, as does Evangeline Lilly, I hope they do at least one more. I give it a solid 7.5 out of 10. There are a lot of movies to see in the summer but hopefully you have time to see this before it’s gone.