After viewing Infinity War a couple months ago it was fantastic to escape the sadness and delve into a fun and exciting Ant-Man and the Wasp movie. Make no mistake about it this movie is a comedy and it welcomes this concept and so do I.
To be clear about this movie it is more of a movie about The Wasp aka Hope Van Dyne than it is about Ant-Man. I actually find The Wasp to be a better super hero than Ant-Man as she has more powers and abilities in her suit than Ant-Man but he himself even acknowledges this.
The movie takes place in the events after the movie Captain America: Civil War which means that Ant-Man is currently on house arrest because of the events in that movie. Hope and her father Hank Pym are currently on the run from the F.B.I. because of Ant-Mans actions from Civil War. Hope and Hank are in search of the mother who has been lost in the quantum realm for years (more on this later) and this is what leads Ant-Man away from his home before he is off house arrest. There is an abundance of science and words than the viewer will not understand that involve “The Quantum Realm” that are made fun of by Ant-Man the whole movie which brings back the fact that this is a comedy and can be more enjoyable to not have to worry about understanding confusing science lingo. While I felt that the villain “Ghost” was a bit odd I understand they needed to have her be somewhat of a threat to The Wasps mother to keep the tension moving. Ghost provided some cool special effects as she was able to move in and out of physical objects and basically appear to be “ghost like.”
Overall I felt The Ant-Man and The Wasp was a perfect change of pace for the MCU after the events of Infinity Wars. It is a comedy through and through and I did find myself laughing throughout. Make sure you stay for the end credits as it does relate to the events of Infinity War and the “SNAP” felt around the universe. Ant-Man and The Wasp is receiving 6.7 buckets of popcorn.