BY AYAN WANJIRU.
Ant-man and wasp is a concise, light and funny film. Peyton Reed, the director of both Ant-man movies maintained the humor and lightheartedness of the first Ant-man Movie. The first Ant-man movie was a bit of a disappointment because Evangeline Lily’s character, Hope Van Dyn was not fully explored. However, this movie follows on Black Panther’s success on equal gender representation and gives us a strong female hero in the Wasp.
Following the events of Civil War, Ant-man and the Wasp returns with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) under house arrest for breaking the Sokovia Accords. Replacing his Ant-man duties with his fatherly duties, Hope Van Dyn (Evangeline Lily) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) approach him with an urgent mission to save Hope’s mother from the quantum realm. With Michelle Pfeiffer as Hank Pym’s wife and Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster adds some more of star quality.
This movie also introduces Ghost, a male character in the comics but is portrayed by British actress, Hannah John-Kamen in the movie. She joins ranks with Hela (Cate Blanchett) as a female super-villain and as much as I would love to like this movie more there were too many questions that were left unanswered. Hopefully the writers will be more careful with upcoming Marvel projects.
Audience age: PG 13 (for some Sci-Fi related violence).
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy.
Director: Peyton Reed.
Writers: Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer, Erik Sommers.
In Theaters: July 6th 2018
Run time: 118 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures