Wonderfully written by Chris McKenna (The Lego Batman Movie & Community), Erik Sommers (Dr. Ken & American Dad!), Paul Rudd (Party Down & Ant-Man), Andrew Barrer (2014's Haunt) and Gabriel Ferrari (2016's Holidays) and expertly directed by Peyton Reed (Bring It On & Yes Man) Ant-Man And The Wasp is an action packed film, filled with an abundance of comedy, special effects and giant ants galore!
In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd (The 40 Year Old Virgin & Ant-Man) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to cope with his new life under house arrest, while starting a new business with his friends, looking after and entertaining his daughter part time and his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne, played by Evangeline Lilly (Little Evil & Lost) and Dr. Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas (Basic Instinct & Fatal Attraction) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past and re-enter the Quantum Realm.
Along the way, they reunite with Hank's old co-worker Dr. Bill Foster, played by Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix & Mystic River) and discover a new foe, who goes by the name of Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror & Ready Player One) whose tragic life has forced her into a life of super-villainy, which poses a threat to us all. It's up to Ant-Man, The Wasp and their colony of ant sidekicks to defeat evil and save the world, but it won't be an easy feat.
Ant-Man soon finds himself in a complicated relationship while battling evil in a malfunctioning suit, cruising around town in a host of shrinkable vehicles, tangling with the law, hunted by an organised crime unit and if that weren't enough, he also finds himself surrounded by a flock of hungry seagulls!
I was very happy to see the return of Ant-Man's crew; Luis, played by Michael Peņa (2004's Crash & Shooter), Kurt, played by David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight & Blade Runner 2049) and Dave, played by T.I. (American Gangster & 2010's Takers) who absolutely steal the show in their short time on screen. I truly hope we will get to see a lot more of them in the future and as always, keep your eyes open for a delightfully funny cameo by none other than the living legend himself Stan Lee (Avengers: Infinity War & Captain America), who was also an executive producer on the film.
With the use of breathtaking visuals, this is one action-packed film, which will leave you mesmerised and with its tie-ins to the other recent instalments to the Marvel Universe. It will definitely leave you talking about what will come next for a long time to come!
As always, don't forget to stay in your seat until the very last second, to check out the funky post credit scene.
Ant-Man And The Wasp is rated PG and is not recommended for children under the age of 15, as it contains mild science fiction, violence and coarse language.