It’s a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and I’ve seen all 21 of the other MCU movies, so I guess I have to go see Ant-Man And The Wasp, right?

No, I didn’t go see Ant-Man And The Wasp because I had to watch it to keep up with the MCU storylines and not miss out on anything… I watched it because the first one was really entertaining! AND because of all those other reasons about having seen all the other ones and not wanting to miss any storyline points that might affect other movies and whatnot.

And Michelle Pfieffer is in it, how can I go wrong with that?

So, it wasn’t as good as the first one, but it was still an entertaining movie. Paul Rudd is still a funny actor, the script found a good angle to keep Michael Douglas’ VERY important Hank Pym character involved in the storylines (he’s very important in the comics). The villains were alright, with the presentation of the Ghost character you’ve undoubtedly seen from the trailers looking REALLY cool.

But that’s the thing, the LOOK of the Ghost character was pretty awesome, but the storyline left it a bit lacking. But there’s another villain and it all mostly makes sense, it just gets a little tedious along the way… while still being funny and presenting some fun special effects and great action sequences.

Seriously, I knew she was going to make it, but that still had me on edge (pardon the pun)!

I can definitely recommend this movie, just don’t have your hopes up too high. You don’t have to have seen INFINITY WAR before you see Ant-Man And The Wasp, but if you’re planning on seeing both of them at some point, which I would absolutely recommend you should see INFINITY WAR in the theater, you should see INFINITY WAR first. Not that there are any plot points during the movie that you’d be lost without the understanding of what happened in INFINITY WAR, but if you haven’t seen it, leave the theater right as the credits for Ant Man And The Wasp start to play, because the first mid-credits scene turns the whole thing on its head.

I’ll go ahead and say that the special effects, the action sequences, the chemistry between Rudd and Lilly, and most of the plot-points / pacing end up getting ANT-MAN AND THE WASP into a “good” category, but certainly not “great”, and probably not as good as its predecesor.

My Rating: 83 out of 100

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