Friday, September 7, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Just like it's predecessor, Ant-Man and the Wasp was exactly what I was expecting: funny, exciting, light, full of action, imaginative, and different. And certainly a needed break from Infinity War.

Scott and Hope continue their story as they try to rescue Dr. Pym's wife. Along the way, they come across a new villain, Ghost, who can phase in and out, and as such becomes very difficult to fight.

Though this sequel relies heavily on gimmicks and techniques introduced in the original, it does add new material and even a tad bit of development among some of the characters. The amount of humor is just right. The villain is believable. The plot is tight.

As you may expect, it has some crazy science that falls apart if you think about it even a little, but I didn't care much. I was impressed with the actual topics of physics they touched on, even if used incorrectly. Either way, the writers let us in on the joke when Scott asks, "Do you guys just put the word 'quantum' in front of everything?"

My only complaint is the same as with the original. The writers had to tie this into Civil War and Infinity War. Scott starts out being under house arrest. Sure, it makes for funny shenanigans. (I loved Agent Woo's parts.) But, it wasn't necessary to the "real" plot. And the tie into Infinity War doesn't make sense if you think about the timing of events and the overuse of coincidences. But -- meh! The writers had no choice but to do things the way they did.

Due to my lateness in writing, you may laugh while I say, "Go see it in a theater," but then again, I think it would be just as enjoyable on the small screen.

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