Man And The Wasp #3 Review
After the universe changing Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios needed a palette cleanser, and Ant-Man and The Wasp certainly delivers. All in all, Ant-Man and the Wasp represents Marvel Studios at its best. After the day was won, Scott and Hope took a well-earned break to enjoy a movie with Scott's daughter Cassie. Then of course there's Dr. Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope, also known as The Wasp, who can finally track down Hope's mum (Michelle Pfeiffer) who disappeared into the quantum realm” many years before.
Now, fans find out why exactly Ant-Man sat out the Avengers' fight against Thanos - and it pertains to Scott still dealing with the aftermath of his actions in Civil War. Along the way, Ant-Man and Hope's Wasp run into Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), who is doing everything she can to prevent them from running the machine.
Janet had a small- but important- role in the first movie, and I loved that they extended the scene where she was lost in this film, showing us more of the before- and the after- of that moment. Janet van Dyne could very well have occupied a passive role in her rescue from decades of wandering the quantum realm, but, well.
It creates a surreal sense of anything-goes, giving the film an airy quality that sets it apart from the usual, rather stolid Marvel movies. Critics Consensus: A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser.
Scheduled to hit theaters July 6, 2018 — hot on the heels of Marvel's star-studded showstopper, Avengers: Infinity War — Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the 20th movie in Marvel's rapidly expanding cinematic universe. Ant-Man and the Wasp Review Yet, like its predecessor, Ant-Man and the Wasp might be the superhero sleeper hit of the year.
In the two years since the Avenger-on-Avenger blowout, Scott's surrendered himself to house arrest, while Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the scientist who invented the Ant-Man tech, and Pym's daughter Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) are on the lam thanks to their association with Scott.
The fourth movie in the series serves as an origin story, starring Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, and Marisa Tomei. In these ways, it shares a great deal of thematic similarities with Homecoming, and it's my hope that we'll get more of these smaller, more low-stakes, character-focused films from the Marvel Universe.
But it has a much stronger pattern of father-daughter partnerships, like Scott and Cassie and Hank and Hope, that give Ant-Man and the Wasp its emotional through line. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the twentieth film from Marvel Studios. Joining in on the Avengers' infighting during Civil War” led to Lang being put on house arrest for two years because he broke the Sokovia Accords, and as the Ant-Man” sequel starts he's just days away from getting his ankle bracelet taken off.
This is where the Marvel movies are really breaking new ground and showing audiences new worlds and ideas yet to be explored. But the biggest things Ant-Man and Wasp have to worry about this time are meat cleavers, flying knives, and maybe the odd bullet. Not only do Scott Lang and Hope compliment each other on and off the battlefield, but the movie also shows Hank Pym reflecting on his own life and the value of partnerships in an intimate and touching way.
Details are scarce regarding the plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp, but early indications suggest that Scott Lang (Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Lilly) will find themselves teamed up on a new mission involving secrets from Hank Pym's early adventures as the original Ant-Man.
Oh, and though Janet has been floating around the quantum zone since the shoulderpads-and-wine-coolers era, she has to be rescued right now, within the next two hours, which is about how much time the screenwriters spent cobbling together all of this expository drivel.