I attended the #AntmanAndTheWaspEvent on behalf of Disney and ABC in Los Angeles 5/23-5/25. This post is part of the required content series, all opinions and experiences are my own.
Earlier this week I attended Marvel’s Antman And The Wasp press junket in Los Angeles. Here is my spoiler FREE review of the film!
After the gut-wrenching heart break the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought fans in Avengers: Infinity War, a light-hearted comedy is just what the doctor ordered. The doctor is Marvel Studio’s and the prescription is Ant-man And The Wasp. The newest addition to the franchise is a refreshing addition with its mix of action, comedy and strong female characters. Dare I say Ant-man And The Wasp was better than its predecessor Ant-man? Oh yes, I dare!
Ant-man And The Wasp is set 2 years after Capitain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is days away from completing his sentence, he is on house arrest due to a plea deal he made with authorities after he fought alongside ‘Cap’ and other Avengers. Scott uses his time stuck in the house to strengthen his relationship with his daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) and start a security business with his prison pal Luis (Michael Pena).
Things have been pretty dull for Scott during this time, the most action he has these days is when FBI agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) makes surprise visits to search Scott’s home in hopes of finding Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). Although Scott assures Woo he hasn’t had contact with Hank or Hope in years, Woo is reluctant to believe him. It’s true though, Scott hasn’t had contact with Hank or Hope since he went rogue and fought along side Cap two years ago. But when Scott has a dream (or vision) involving Janet Pym (Michelle Pfeiffer), who has been lost in the “quantum realm” since she shrunk down to subatomic level 30 years ago, he is compelled to contact Hank and Hope once again. Cue the reunion and Ant-Man and the Wasp fighting duo.
Laugh Until Your Side Hurts
If you thought Ant-Man brought the funny then you haven’t seen anything yet! Ant-Man And The Wasp and its team of writers, which included Paul Rudd, sure did deliver and will have you laughing out loud in the theater. Between the rifts with Hank and Paul and then a “Luis story”, it is probably the funniest Marvel film in the franchise.
It’s All About The Girls
While the guys, including Laurence Fishburne who plays a former collegue of Hanks, are delivering the one-liners; the women are delivering that can of “whoop-ass”. Evangeline Lilly proves girls can be super heroes too and ensures The Wasp is not merely an Ant-man sidekick but a well deserved title character. And I have not seen such a feared female villain like Ghost, played by new-comer Hannah John-Kamen, since Hela kicked some Thor butt.
That Mid-Credit Scene Tho
While Ant-man And The Wasp is one of the most playful of the Marvel movies, much needed after Averngers: Infinity War, that trademark Marvel post-credit stinger will have the audience gasping and fans counting the days until next years Marvel films arrive: Captain Marvel and the fourth Avengers movie (yet to be named).
Antman And The Wasp Hits Theaters July 6th!
And for your enjoyment: Check out this Ant-man And The Wasp movie reaction of Tessa (from Mamas Geeky) and I