by Mike Slade, Founder of Uncanny Nerd
So, you’ve recently watched Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and you’re beside yourself with excitement for what will happen next. You look up to see which is the next Marvel movie coming out, and you notice it’s not Captain Marvel, it’s not Avenger’s 4, hell, it’s not even the next Black Panther or Spider Man movie… it’s Ant-Man and The Wasp.
How in the hell is Marvel following up INFINITY WAR just two months later with ANT-MAN and THE WASP!??
Hey I wasn’t sure, and truthfully, I wasn’t even really looking forward to this movie even though I am a giant MCU fanboy. But let me tell you, Ant-Man and The Wasp is a perfect example of why the things Disney/Marvel is doing in movies right now are so special. We needed this movie. We needed a BREAK from the hard hitting drama after Infinity War and holy crap did this flick give us that.
Don’t worry, I’ll keep this spoiler free.
Taking place almost entirely just prior to the events of Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp is the funniest movie Marvel has put out yet. I know that’s saying a lot with Guardians of the Galaxy and Ragnarok out there, but seriously, you’re just smiling and laughing the entire time with this one. It’s a perfect “feel good” summer flick after Infinity War stomped you into the ground repeatedly during spring break.
The graphics were pretty flawless and just like with Dr. Strange, you’re introduced to new ways of fighting and experiencing combat on the big screen. I actually liked the fact that there wasn’t a “big bad” villain. You’re just kinda here to enjoy Scott and Hope kicking ass and making jokes… and that’s perfectly ok!
Honestly I thought I wanted more Infinity War right away, but the levity of Ant-Man and The Wasp made me appreciate the diverse methods Marvel really has to entertain us. This is Paul Rudd for crying out loud and he delivers perfectly.
Seriously, nothing but good things to say about this one, and I highly recommend it.
NOW- for those of you wanting to know how exactly this ties in to the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the Snappening, and Avengers 4… don’t worry, the mid-credits scene absolutely delivers and sets up a probable key story point to Avengers 4 not only for Scott, but the entire team.
Fan of the MCU? Yea you really don’t want to pass this one up.