4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Ant-Man & The Wasp


This actually went up a week ago, but I was at Philcon and forgot to post. Derp.

Here we have a sequel that fixes all the problems with the first one and is much more fun as a result, since Hope van Dyne’s Wasp is way more interesting and competent than Scott Lang’s Ant-Man. It’s a delightful romp, and has more Luis, which is always a good thing. The great superhero movie rewatch looks in on Ant-Man & The Wasp.

An excerpt:

Luis remains one of the best characters in the MCU with his rapid-fire commentary and overly detailed stories (his summary of the Lang-van Dyne relationship is classic). I still think it was a missed opportunity to not have Luis sum up Infinity War at the beginning of Endgame, but alas. (They made up for it by having the X-Con Security van play a hilarious but important role in the latter movie, at least.)

The supporting cast is strong, as well. Abby Ryder Fortson is adorable and a great helpmeet as Cassie. Even more so than Goggins, Judy Greer and Bobby Cannavale are pretty much wasted in this movie, though I do like that they’ve all reconciled and become a strong family in the wake of the events of Ant-Man. Laurence Fishburne—last seen in this rewatch playing Perry White—is a delight as Foster, while Michelle Pfeiffer—last seen in this rewatch playing Catwoman—is luminous in her too-little-screentime role as Janet. (Rudd playing her when Janet possesses Lang is also hilarious.) Although, as I asked in my Aquaman rewatch, is having main characters’ mothers played by female leads in 1990s Batman movies be trapped in a nether realm of some sort for three decades going to be a trope now?

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