After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is under house arrest with an ankle monitor. Constantly being raided by the authorities as they continue their hunt for scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Scott is close to being released. However after a weird dream where Hank Pym’s supposedly dead wife communicates to him from beyond the quantum realm, his Ant-Man days would not seem to be behind him.
'...the sly humour and wit that made the first film so great is back again.'
In the original ‘Ant-Man’ movie, Marvel took a risk with a more off-beat, humorous tone and the film was a surprise success. With its sequel ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ cinema-goers will be pleased to find that the sly humour and wit that made the first film so great is back again.
With a plot that further expands the Ant-Man universe, this movie is another good blend of humour over action. With a clever summary that brings new comers up to speed, this is a sequel that ticks all the boxes. The only casualty is the third act which becomes burdened by multiple action set-pieces and dense character resolutions. However you’ll forgive it these excesses for the pre-end credits scene which neatly contextualises its story with ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
In a fun romp that delivers beyond the promise of its trailer, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ is definitely a sequel that measures up for size.