The general consensus on Ant-Man and The Wasp is that it’s a lighthearted and welcome palette cleanser after the heaviness of Infinity War that isn’t going to rock your world but will entertain you.
That is absolutely correct, but it’s not a bad thing.
I could watch Rudd for days, and it’s his chemistry with co-headliner Lily that forms a strong core to the film. The Wasp isn’t a box tick; this is just as much her film and she’s more than up to the task.
The set pieces are cool, the supporting cast ooze class, and though the villains aren’t the focus, they do their bit. Good use of malfunctioning equipment too, setting up more than one funny scene.
There isn’t a hell of a lot to say about this film really. I went into the cinema expecting much the same as the first film – a much lighter affair than the Avengers stuff – and I got that. I’ll be sure to watch it on TV when it comes up, but it’s not a comic book movie that changes anything. It’s pitched at the same level as its predecessor and it’s very similar in how good it is.
Ant-Man and The Wasp is entertainment. It’s not a deep film, but it does what it set out to do well. There’s always a place for that.
P.S. Definitely stay through the credits. We’re twenty films in now so you should be anyway!
P.P.S. You can see where Ant-Man and The Wasp fits into my MCU rankings here.