Pass the Popcorn


Charles Deng, Opinion Editor

The film “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is about a superhero and father named Scott Lang, Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd. This movie is the sequel to a movie “Ant-Man” from 2015.

In the last movie, Lang worked with scientist Hank Pym to defeat an enemy called Yellow Jacket. In the sequel, Lang must overcome fear and selfishness and work with Hank and his daughter Hope Pym, played by Evangeline Lily, to find a way to bring back Hank’s wife from the Quantum Realm. Side by side, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hope Pym, work together with Hank to fight new enemies.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” includes a lot humor, which made it more interesting and less boring. Every movie should have at least a little bit of humor to keep the viewer hooked.

The movie had great visual effects, especially the shrinking and enlarging of the characters. The enlarging bit included a normal sized person enlarged until they were about two stories tall.

The movie showed an epic car chase with the characters picking a toy car and enlarging it and shrinking it to dodge cars and evade the bad guys. The movie featured new ways of enlarging and shrinking, such as enlarging buildings or turning them into suitcases.

The only time the effects were not great was during a short scene at the beginning showing how the Wasp lost her mother. Although this scene helped move the plot along, it looked like a video game cutscene because it was trying to make two actors look much younger.

This movie is also good at surprising the viewer with new characters and different twists to the plot. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” introduces a new enemies, making the movie more action-packed because there are multiple people trying to get at Ant-man and the Wasp.

This movie is also very good at increasing suspense and suddenly, boom, something unexpected happens. An example would be when the Wasp walks away with a machine part and then suddenly, a person appears out of nowhere and shocks the unexpected viewer.

Even though most of the movie was good, some parts of the movie were a bit slow. There were sections of the movie that were just talk and not that much action.

There were some parts of the movie where it became too predictable, too, so the viewers were not always on the edge of their seats.

The movie also added powers to some characters that just did not make sense. For example, one of the characters has the ability to just touch someone and heal them of their extremely rare disease. How did they get this power? Well, they sat in a subatomic realm for 40 years? How is that supposed to work?

The Bottom Line
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is, all in all, a good movie. It is a true Marvel classic filled with humor and action. This movie had good directing, great music and was action packed. The movie was rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sci-fi action violence. Overall, this movie deserves a A+.

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