Ant-Man and the Wasp in RealD 3D it’s Ant-Tastic – Movie Review

So last night it was a trip to the cinema to check out Ant-Man and the Wasp in RealD 3D and after the shock of Avengers: Infinity War, it was time for a Marvel Movie to bring a smile to my face and the sequel to the 2015 movie certainly didn’t fail to do that.

Ant-Man and the Wasp bring us two years after Ant-Man helped the Avengers and before Infinity War, Scott (Paul Rudd) is now under house arrest and is struggling to start a new business with Luis (Michael Peña) and juggle life as a superhero and loving father.

Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) have a new mission for Scott after he has visions of Hank’s wife, the original Wasp (Michelle Pfeiffer). But on this mission, there is more to just trying to save Hank’s wife, a “Ghost” (Hannah John-Kamen) is also trying to get the technology that Ant-Man and the Wasp are also after, plus the FBI and Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins).

Ant-Man and the Wasp - Ghost

Sadly I didn’t see the first Ant-Man movie on the big screen, it’s the only Marvel film I haven’t, but I did watch it in 3D at home, so I was looking forward to seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp in RealD 3D, I was also looking forward to seeing how the movie would fit in with the shock and horror of the outcome of Thanos in Infinity War.

As I mentioned earlier the film is based before Infinity War and thankfully Ant-Man and the Wasp is full of humour with some great comedy from Paul Rudd, Michael Peña and Michael Douglas, the film is so much fun, there were many moments when the audience watching the movie was laughing out loud, which good or it would have been awkward if it was only just me.

Ant-Man and the Wasp looks great in RealD 3D, with the bright scenes having some nice uses of depth and thankfully there aren’t those moments that spoil the movie by shoving things in your face to make a point of it being in 3D. It’s all nicely done and the shrinking and enlarging scenes worked very well. Also, the scenes with Ghost/Ava phasing in and out worked well with an unnerving feel.

Marvel never really fails to bring us some great entertainment and Ant-Man and the Wasp certainly isn’t an exception, the set action sequences look great, I particularly loved the kitchen fight scene with the Wasp, some of which is in the trailer, the comedy element is certainly there for this one. They have also done another great job making actors young, yet again Michael Douglas has been de-aged for the beginning of the movie, but also this time Michelle Pfeiffer gets the treatment and the special effects team have pulled it off flawlessly.

I couldn’t really fault the special effects in the movie, yes some are really far-fetched, but hey we go to the cinema to be entertained, to escape to somewhere out of our comfort zones and Ant-Man and the Wasp certainly does that.

Ant-Man and the Wasp - Still

Director Peyton Reed has done a brilliant job on this movie and I have to say that I found it much better than his first outing with the character back in 2015. The writing team of Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari have brought is some great humour and a couple of twists to keep you gripped throughout, which makes the film more enjoyable through its 144 minutes running time, which did fly by as I watched it.

As with other movies in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) keep your eyes peeled for Stan Lee, yes he’s in this one as well in a rather funny moment, also don’t forget post-credit scenes, yes Ant-Man and the Wasp has those as well, two in fact, I don’t want to spoil them for you, but suffice to say one will connect up to Avengers: Infinity War and the other is …. Well, you’ll have to wait for that one, right at the end of the credit.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is in cinemas now.

Ant-Man and the Wasp - is Ant-Tastic in 3D
4.5

Summary

Ant-Man and the Wasp is chock full of Marvel delights, it’s fun, action-packed and is certainly an entertaining ride.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham