A review of the movie “Ant-Man And The Wasp”

After the mega movie that was “Avengers: Infinity War” – a canvas the size of the universe, a team of super-heroes the size of a small army, and a villain the size of Thanos – the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes miniature with this movie – most of the action in San Franscisco, only two super-heroes, and leading cast members mainly the size of insects before we zoom down to sub-atomic scale.

The plot is small-scale too: no threat to the whole universe but simply a rescue mission of an individual in the context of a narrative that is as much rom-com as sci-fi. What is not small-scale is the comedic element with a funny script and lots of visual humour as Ant-Man flips from human size to insect-size to something half-way and something gigantic.

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are back in the eponymous roles and this is the first time that a Marvel movie has featured a female super-hero in the title and the first time that two super-heroes have had a romantic relationship.

If anything, The Wasp is the cooler character, since she has wings and blasters, whereas Ant-Man needs another insect to get him around and has no weapons, but only Ant-Man can journey through the quantum tunnel into the quantum void where, following some quantum entanglement, he engages with the quantum realm (as he himself queries: “Do you guys just put the word ‘quantum’ in front of everything?”).

Some star power comes with Michael Douglas as the original Ant-Man and Michelle Pfeiffer as the original Wasp, although sadly we don’t see enough of her (after all, this is the actress who was once “Catwoman”).


XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>