Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Sadly I think I may have finally hit a breaking point. Maybe it was over exposure, maybe all the funny parts were in the trailer, and maybe sequels never live up to the originals. At the end of the day Ant-Man and the Wasp was a decent movie, but nowhere near as good as the first one. Watching the giant-sized salt shaker or Hello Kitty dispenser a hundred times in the trailer ruined the fun when it happened spur of the moment during the film. The bad guy Ava (Hannah John-Kamen) isn’t really a bad guy, just a girl desperate for some life saving tech equipment. She’s not even out to destroy the world or kill people, which isn’t it the number one rule of the bad guy? Going soft on the bad guys in this movie took the story a different direction I wasn’t expecting. Also if Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) isn’t trying to catch Ava, then they trying to avoid getting caught by the FBI, and travel through quantum realm to find Wasp’s mom, Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer). Since the original Ant-Man was full of unexpected laughs and many objects changing sizes, the writers tried to do too much in this sequel. Over complicating the story and Ant-Man’s problems doesn’t make for a good movie. The Avengers don’t even have this kind of problems in any of their films. Don’t get me wrong, there is a clear direction here, but instead of one objective, there’s like seven. I laughed several times, but they were probably at all the silly things no one else was laughing at. When the big spots came for gut busting laughs, I was kinda like meh, it was in the trailer. Stan Lee cameo was a complete waste because it wasn’t as funny as his previous ones. Maybe Ant-Man is really on the fringe of the Marvel Universe, he still rakes in the dollars. Hopefully Ant-Man and his friends come back for a third instalment that ends with a bang, kinda like Thor did. If you have been paying attention to all things Marvel, the first post credit scene will absolutely blow you away. There is no way you’d see this twist coming, so avoid internet spoilers. If you have the courage to sit through everything, you may chuckle at the final post scene or feel like you wasted your time. The ending leaves wondering what is to come. 5/10 

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