Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018)

After the events of Captain America: Civil War the side of the heroes that were against the United Nations (The Accords) which happen to be Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). Instead of living a life in prison the authorities were nice enough for house arrest. Continuing his relationship with his friends, and family. 

On a day Lang was playing the drums, singing to the 1970s TV sitcom the Partridge Family. A sting by a wasp, or something very different. His vision blurs. He awakens to Hope Van Dyne / Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) driving an SUV away from his home. Scott had pressed his discontent, but Hope assured him that a decoy is at his house mimicking his every move. 

The film begins with Scott Lang which is in a pickle with the USA government. Granted choosing not to side with Iron Man only proved that his morals are different from the flip side of the team. The wonderful aspect of this film is the way the interaction between characters went. Michael Douglas (Dr. Hank Pym) doesn't want to get help from his buddy from the past, Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne). The past between these two characters is complicated as they get, so the connection between the actors while trying to get the other to help not only went well it proved it could be funny without forcible laughs.  Meaning a scene that forces the scene to be funny instead of the actor's interactions, hence making the film memorable.  

I would say my favorite scene in the film towards the end where Scott is trying to get Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). The suit was damaged, it went from big too, giant, and back again. The scene was really good because it served a purpose. The scene was set. Go after Ghost, she has the miniaturized lab. They played it right. One gal that could phase in and out. Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) the mob guy wanting the technology for his purpose is chasing Lang and everyone else involved. Meanwhile, Wasp tries to stop Ghost, and on top of that the FBI, all authorities get involved as well. Probably one of the best Marvel chase scenes in the MCU. 

What makes this film so good is the actors that really just did an amazing job with their parts. Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet Van Dyne / Wasp), the FBI dude Randall Park (Jimmy Woo). My personal favorite is the relationship between Lang and his daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson). The little girl really does a great job supporting her father, even though he didn't follow the rules. Great scenes with this MCU film, it was kinda refreshing because I really didn't want another Thor: Ragnarok.  

The main difference between Marvel and DC for the film side is that one side is the Marvel side takes their time with every little plot piece that will come to form later. I love that because you get the big picture later, even though it became Infinity War. 

DC, on the other hand, is a much Darker world that delivers or most of the times fall short. The main reason for this is because of a lack of effort.  The characters are all there, all they have to do is write a story that can transcend to something beautiful.  Unfortunately, failures have disrupted there universe. I'm hoping it will change soon. Because I love Marvel, but I love DC as well. Not going to trash DC because they have made some great memorable tv shows that Marvel has yet to catch up to. With time they will become epic like those DC universe tv mediums. 

Getting back to Ant-man. The one thing I did not like and I say this with ease. The after the credits scene with the folks vanishing out of thin air making that final connection to Infinity War.

I wanted something very different. Not the killing of great characters for no reason. Why not have that small group that unites the other heroes against the Titan.   Oh well, either way, the film was really good check it out while you still can.  

 Marvel Studios ANT-MAN AND THE WASP..L to R: The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) ..Photo: Ben Rothstein..©Marvel Studios 2018