Ant-Man and the Wasp arrived in the UK pretty late thanks to the soccer. However, I could finally see it and get as many laughs as a shock at the end of the movie. I had to wait for a long time to enjoy the Wasp. She’s a badass female Superhero. I loved her throughout the whole film. She isn’t perfect, and that makes her very relatable. Ant-Man is also cool. And I loved that you get characters of all ages as Superheroes. But, before I get going, let me tell you something: I laughed a lot. And the end of the movie left me speechless. Marvel is playing with us, so I hope it’s for a good reason.
SPOILERS: this review has massive spoilers from the movie. Please stay away if you haven’t seen it yet. If you have, be my guest and take some tissues. Tears of laughter and pain await you.
Ant-Man messed things up for himself when he helped Captain America. Now, he’s in house arrest. He plays with his daughter, but police are always checking on him. He hasn’t talked with the Pyms since then. In fact, he decided to aid Captain America on his own. While Scott is in house arrest, Hope and her father are trying to bring Hope’s mother back from the quantum realm. They’re on the run because of what Scott did, so they’re trying to rescue Hope’s mother “illegally.” But, one day, while Scott is taking a bath, he has a dream about Hope’s mother and a little girl that’s hiding in a closet. As soon as he awakes, he phones the Pyms. Soon, he’s kidnapped by Hope because he needs his help.
They aren’t on good terms at all. However, while Scott helps Hope and Hank, they start working out their feelings again. Scott is surprised by Hope’s kickass Wasp persona. She has wings, and she’s incredible. Just when she’s retrieving a final element for creating the door to the quantum realm that will save Janet, Hope’s mother, one of the villains appear. It’s Ghost, a girl who is phasing in and out in this reality. Her father continued experiments on his own after leaving Hank, and so did one of Hank’s friends. Something went wrong, and an explosion happened, leaving the Ghost alone and phasing in and out. S.H.I.E.L.D. used her as a weapon, and now she has her days numbered, or she’ll die. Her only hope is to use Janet’s energy to live. But that would kill Janet.
Things get more complicated with the second villains in the picture: the mafia that sells to the Pyms parts for their lab. They want to sell the technology. However, the Pyms don’t want to, for obvious reasons. After a mess, the Ghost steals the lab (now as small as a small suitcase) leaving the Pyms in the hands of the Feds, and Scott at home with his daughter (again). He can fool everyone except his kid. She knows he’s been out being Ant-Man again. He needs to save the Pyms, and so he will risk everything to make things right. So, he helps the Pyms out of custody, and they devise a plan to get the lab back. And while they’re on the run, it’s going to be Hank to rescue his wife, instead of Hope. He’s going into the quantum realm while Ant-Man and the Wasp fight the villains.
After some cool fight scenes, and almost a heart attack, Hank gets Janet back. The reunion with Hope is so emotional. Janet heals the Ghost, and they escape without getting Scott into trouble. The Pyms now live in their house somewhere and meet with Scott regularly. By the end of the movie, we get a glimpse of what they do. They send Scott to the quantum realm to get quantum energy. However, something goes wrong.
And then Thanos happens and sends all the Pyms into dust while Scott is trying to communicate with them from the quantum realm. He’s gathered the energy, but now he’s trapped there without knowing what’s going on. So, Marvel left us shocked and with curses on our lips towards whoever decided to dust all the Pyms!
So, while we enjoy a trained giant Ant playing the drums and showering in place of Scott, we can get our colossal tantrum. I hope the second part of Infinity War will bring us some joy because right now, I laughed a lot with this movie, but the end shocked me. I loved Ant-Man and the Wasp far too much. Marvel is creating an amazingly good film that resonates with me (at least). I have fun, laugh, cry, get involved, and now I want to punch Marvel in the face. I need my Superheroes back!
For the time being, I’ll be phasing in and out rage. Marvel, you can start trusting my rage if you don’t deliver greatness next year. Now, I need to see Thor Ragnarok again. I need some more funky giggles. So, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, please go to the cinema soon. It’s hilarious, and it delivers a great deal of action and ants. You’ll love the Ant that plays the drums. Also, some of the mafia guys had the idea to give some truth serum to Luis, so they had to listen to all his explanations. And you know how long Luis’ explanations can be.
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