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Its been a few months since fans had their hearts ripped out by Avengers: Infinity War and many weren’t thrilled with getting Ant-Man right after such a tumultuous viewing. Luckily, Ant-Man and the Wasp is exactly what we needed.

As with any Marvel film, we can expect loads of laughter but with Paul Rudd‘s quirky sense of humor its always turned up for his films. Ant-Man and the Wasp picks up with Scott Lang on house arrest after his adventures with the Avengers in Germany. With a few short days until he says good-bye to his lovely ankle accessory he’s sent on a whirlwind when he has a strange “dream” where he makes contact with Hope Van Dyne’s mother who has been lost to the Quantum Realm for some 30 years. He’s quickly thrown back into the mix with Hope and her father, Hank Pym, (after being estranged for a few years) as they’ve been desperately trying to obtain the last component needed to open the Quantum Realm on their own.

Of course, no superhero film is complete without a villain but this time we have two with separate motives. We have Ava, AKA: Ghost, the orphan who doesn’t have time on her side and Sonny Burch, a southern gent that sells tech devices on the black market. Combine these two with the FBI constantly checking in on Lang and you have yourself a wild ride that doesn’t disappoint…until you realize that what really made the film was just the quirky comedy. As stated in the title of this review, its a nice breather, but its not a Marvel film that anyone NEEDS to see. Its a nice filler that gives us insight as to where Lang was during Infinity War. Thats it.

With that said, it does do it’s job with introducing the Wasp and other characters into the universe that are sure to play a role in upcoming films. If you see this film for anything though, see it for the comedy. Paul Rudd and Michael Peña make the whole film worth it.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is now in theaters and it’s the breath of fresh air Marvel fans didn’t know they needed. However, if you didn’t tune into Infinity War beforehand the post-credit scene might confuse you a bit.

 

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