Saturday, July 7, 2018

Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp

The Infinity War is already over and with almost all of the Marvel superheroes sealed their fate at the hands of the titan Thanos, the question is that in the aftermath of the Infinity War that fans saw months ago, will the Marvel Cinema Universe continue now that the Avengers are wiped out from history? The question is a big loud YES and this latest film shows that the war rages on at the hands of those who never caught themselves at this mess the Avengers set foot at the Infinity War.

Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp

A sequel to the 2015 film and the 20th of the MCU franchise, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who is now under house arrest following his involvement at the Civil War with Captain America years ago, as he is rejoined by Dr. Hank Pym to take on a ruthless adversary called herself the Ghost. However, because he's in a messed-up state, he joins alongside Hank's daughter, Hope Van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly) who is now the new Wasp.

There are one or two things this sequel is somewhat made viewers noticed the most and that is its too much of a gag rather than an proper superhero film. The titular Ant-Man tries to make it a more serious hero compared to his first outing three years ago but in the end, his messed-up state just makes him more of a clown dressed up as a toy. Whoa, where did we heard that before? The Pez part is kinda fun, by the way. Anyway, another thing that keeps them noticed that the appearance of Ghost and The Wasp really overshadowed Ant-Man's appearance because, being portrayed by strong female actresses, we can really feel the woman's wrath through our winning vegetables and we can't imagine what's next for them. Lastly, and more annoyingly, Hyundai joins the fray as the all-new, second-generation, Veloster, became Ant-Man's new toy car, and like the car itself, it wants to "live loud" through the film, whatever it says.

Despite the little chinks, there is one inescapable fact. This film previews a whole new direction of the Marvel Cinema Universe following the aftermath of the Infinity War. Through the film, some of the characters are talking about a subatomic spacial void called the Quantum Realm, the one where Hope's mother, Janet Van Dyne, sealed her fate through this to save Hank and the rest of the film. With the Quantum Realm mentioned, could this be the new plotline the MCU franchise heads on? 

Whatever that is, Ant-Man and The Wasp really is foretelling the future of the MCU in a rather amusing kind of way and while we can expect more about this Quantum Realm thingy, this film shows that the MCU still stands even if the Infinity War has ended with dire consequences and looks like they're onto something here.

My rating: 3.9 out of 5

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