Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lllly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Laurence Fishburne, David Dastmalchian
Director: Peyton Reed
Release date: 2nd August 2018
Our story begins with a flashback… Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) is telling his daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lilly) the story of what happened to her mother and about how she was lost in the Quantum Realm. He tells her that he thinks it’s possible that she might still be alive and there could be a way of finding her.. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has been under house arrest for the past two years, and only has 3 more days before he gets his freedom. His life has become pretty routine but after a game with his young daughter goes slightly askew, the FBI are storming his house and he’s worried about the possibility of a 20 year jail term, should he leave the house for any period of time before his sentence is up. Hank & Hope are on the run from the Law and Scott is warned that if he has any contact with them, there will be serious consequences. The FBI leave him alone and not long later he has a mysterious visitor. She ‘kidnaps’ him, leaving a substitute prisoner in his place. Hank and Hope need Scott to help them with their plans to rescue their wife/mother but as with most things, many dark forces are at work and they will do whatever they have to to achieve their own goals, whatever the cost.
The first Ant-Man movie was released back in 2015, and grossed an incredible $519million worldwide. When Paul Rudd was announced as Ant-Man, I think quite a few people were pretty sceptical that he could pull off the role but he proved all the naysayers wrong and gave the character that ‘comedic, charming and yet still a bit rough around the edges’ vibe.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ has it all; a great story, amazing CGI, stunts aplenty, thrilling car chases, baddies left right and centre, and a great cast of actors. Paul Rudd especially, is perfect in the role of Ant-Man and I don’t really think that there’s anyone else out there at the moment that could have done that part as much justice as he has. I loved him in the Anchorman movies and it’s great to see that his acting career has broadened (Wanderlust, Prince Avalanche, This Is 40) as well.
If you loved the first movie then you’re definitely going to love this one too. San Francisco looks absolutely gorgeous and at times, you do actually believe that major landmarks are being totally obliterated.
With a 12a rating and a runtime of 118m, you could probably take older children along to see it and I reckon it could be a great movie to go to as a family. If you love movies full of action, with lots of laughs and amazing CGI, then definitely go and see ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. If you can see it in IMAX, then all the better. Disney & Marvel have done it again!