After the trauma that #infinitywar
caused, I was really excited for this movie, a more lighthearted, fun chapter in the MCU. After the first Ant-Man turned out to me one of my favourite Marvel movies, I really expected this one to be, even better than the first. Unfortunately, I was sadly disappointed.
First off, this movie is a fun, hilarious, and well-made movie in itself, I had a great time watching it... what disappointed me was the fact that something always felt off about it. The characters seemed to be different than in the first installment, Hank and Hope were more bitter than before, and I got a little bored listening to Michael Douglas spout long runs of science talk, it kind of got dragged down having to explain everything and got lost in actually showing. The characters were rather flat in my opinion, Paul Rudd seemed to simply be playing himself, and all the rest of them had very basic characters I had a hard time connecting to, unlike the first film which felt more human. Another thing, I felt there were TOO MANY characters and the film seemed to have a little too much starpower. Bringing in Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins, Randall Park and Michelle Pfeiffer, I got caught up with all the new characters, it felt they were all unimportant, underused, or just... pointless. Pfeiffer especially, her whole character storyline was... predictable, however, the visual effects are quite impressive as usual, and there’s a TON of comedy at play here, unfortunately I feel there was a little too much comedy, and not enough plot. Be that as it may, Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp was awesome, she’s so badass, and the villain ‘Ghost’ played by Hannah John-Kamen was a very well constructed character who I actually found myself caring about MORE than the protagonists.
Overall, this movie is not as good as the first, a lot funnier, but it’s rather flat, and I was sadly let down.
Final Verdict: 6.5/10