Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)



Critic Consensus: A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser.

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From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: "Ant-Man and The Wasp." In the aftermath of "Captain America: Civil War," Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

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Critic Reviews for Ant-Man and the Wasp

All Critics (358) | Top Critics (45)

If the previous film was a bubbly champagne cocktail of a superhero movie, its sequel is something flatter and more concussive-akin to a series of vodka shots. Bottom line though, as long Paul Rudd is invited, it's still a party.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The screenwriters (Rudd among them) frequently mock their own sci-fi jargon, their snarkiness the strong suit in a movie offering little else except souped-up car chases.

August 2, 2018 | Full Review…

A light and sunny entry in the ongoing Marvel canon that gets by on the cast's easygoing chemistry.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A joy to watch on the big screen.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

There's a fresh sense of looseness, lots of play and pockets of weird humor... That's the stuff that makes the movie really sing - not sting.

July 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

But for the most part, the two hours you'll spend running around with Marvel's Ant pals is fun and doesn't have the same emotional investment Infinity War or even Black Panther did earlier this year. And, for once in the MCU, that's kind of refreshing.

July 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ant-Man and the Wasp

Light entertainment for those devoted fans of Marvel jonesing for a fix after Infinity War, Pt.1, and the Black Panther entries. There's nothing here to distract from anything serious over there, and that's the biggest failure, that they didn't even try to outdo themselves. This is a mid-level entry meant to be a mid-level entry, and they succeed in that regard. It's like you wanted a burger, fries and a coke meal deal but only got the french fries. Nonetheless, every thing is done well. Above reproach. Eh. They added Larry Fishburne and Michelle Pfeiffer, heavy hitters, and asked them to bunt. What?!?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Pretty much the definition of an okay movie. It's good for some giggles and action sequences, but not too much else. I can't say I am a huge fan of the Ant-Man series so far, the big appeal of this film was any answers to the ending of Avengers: Infinity War, and there really isn't much to that either. LIke the first Ant-Man, I probably won't remember this film when the third installment rolls around.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

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The hugely absurd, second-rate "quantum" science and the sloppy, harmless script are at least compensated by (relatively) effective action scenes and a (relatively) funny sense of humor, but the most ironic is that the only really interesting scene happens mid end-credits.

Carlos Magalh?es
Carlos Magalh?es

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