Ant-Man and the Wasp is a stand-alone action comedy that is a nice palate cleanser after the downer that was Infinity War.
Picking up two years after Captain America Civil War and shortly before Infinity War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is under house arrest. After aiding the fugitive Captain America, Lang is left having to pay for that crime. However, when Lang has a dream about Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) wife of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and mother of Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) he is automatically thrown back into the fray.
Because Lang used Pym’s suit in Civil War, Pym and Dyne are also on the run but recruit Lang once again. This time in hopes of saving Janet from the Quantum Realm.
We find out when Lang descended into the Quantum Realm at the end of the first Ant-Man film he somehow mind-melded with Janet and can now aid Pym is rescuing her.
Meanwhile, an afflicted superhuman known as Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) desires to find Janet for her own devious reasons.
Despite a cool costume and interesting phasing powers, Ghost is more of a victim than a maniacal villain. In fact, the main villain of the film is the weasely black market dealer, Sonny Burch (Walter Goggins) who is played more for laughs than ever posing a real threat to our heroes.
But in the end, Ant-Man is more about the laughs and comedy hijinks than anything else. It’s the most lighthearted franchise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a Deadpool you can watch with your kids.
Ant-Man’s malfunctioning suit lends itself to some hilarious scenes and Marvel firmly establishes another strong female character in the Wasp.
With that said HipZOMJoint gives Ant-Man and the Wasp a strong 7 out of 10.
Watch the trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp below: