Was I looking forward to a second Ant-Man movie? Not really. Was I looking forward to Paul Rudd? Yes.
The Bad News:
- A slow start. It was like all these explanations going at you all at once. Blah blah lab, blah blah quantum, blah blah parts, blah blah suit.
- Look, I love me some Walton Googins but his character was too thin to be anything other than your average moustache twirling villain.
- There is this other villain called Ghost, a girl named Ava (Hannah John-Kamen) whose molecules are knitting and unravelling constantly, giving her the ability of go through walls and things. Now, on paper Ghost is a brilliant character. But the execution left much to be desired. I mean her backstory made very little sense to me which made me emphatize with her less.
- I love Evangeline Lily, but I think Hope van Dyne is fading from my memory as we speak.
The Good News:
- Paul Rudd is the best! I think that he brings a certain charm and warmth to the film. He’s like this guy who you just can’t help but root for.
- Had some good physical comedy involving a drum-playing, bubble bath loving giant Ant, and Scott Lang having to return to high school, like literally.
- Had some exciting car chases where things blow-up and shrink!
- Okay, some would say, this movie had too much “quantum” in it. But I think this is actually a good thing. It can make poeple interested in science or quantum mechanics to be specific. And also, I kind of want someone like Neil deGrasse Tyson to science the s*** out of this.
Overall, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a tiny bit lackluster and is a peg below the humor and charm of the the first installment.
And yes, I still can’t help but think about how Edgar Wright could have done this.
Rating: 3/5 Stars