Ant-Man and the Wasp 2018 Movie Review - Cebu X-Geeks


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp 2018 Movie Review

Directed by Peyton Reed
Produced by Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard
Screenplay by Chris McKenna, Eric Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari
Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas

Rotten Tomatoes wasn’t kidding when it described Ant-Man and the Wasp as a “palate cleanser” in the wake of the heartrending events concluding Avengers: Infinity War. This sequel may not rank among the MCU’s best, most essential installments, but it will certainly go down as one of its most fun and funniest. The returning characters are just as endearing as they were in the first Ant-Man film, especially Paul Rudd (charming as always) and Michael Pena (just as hilarious here, if not more so). The new introductions, however—and the antagonists in particular—leave much to be desired. Walton Goggins’s Sonny Birch is just your run-of-the-mill black-market dealer with nothing more than a few quips up his sleeve, while Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost is plain underutilized and (*wink *wink) pales in comparison to most other villains of this shared universe.

The action scenes are pure adrenaline; it’s quite obvious the filmmakers were having fun with the shrinking and enlarging effects. The transitions, though, sometimes feel a little too whiplash-y to the point of hampering scenes that could have otherwise stretched on a bit more.

And oh, the ending will definitely answer a lot of questions left over from Infinity War. So as with any MCU movie, don’t leave your seat once the end credits start flashing on screen
Score: 8/10

About the Reviewer

Charles SanCheese is an avid reader, student of literature, and pop-culture vulture. He works as a copy editor in Mandaue City and has lived in Cebu his whole life. 

He has authored several essays, short stories, and lengthier works of fiction, all of which can be found in the grand annals of his personal hard drive. Follow him on Twitter at @charlesancheese.

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