Antman & The Wasp - 3 Stars
Perfectly palatable sequel has enough laughs to engage the viewer for 2hrs.
As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Paul Rudd’s charm and comic timing is really what makes Antman and interesting superhero. Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer both add excellent gravitas, though Pfeiffer is criminally underused. Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp (our newest hero) is interesting, but not yet fully realised. Michael Peña’s comedy is exceptional and his scenes are some of the most enjoyable.
The villain is forgettable and the plot isn’t as high stakes as you may expect. However, the considerable change of tone from Infinity War is appreciated and the humour of the film is where it really succeeds.
Overall another fun superhero film, but nothing special.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Palace Nova Cinemas