Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to officially burst into theaters tomorrow and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m kind of super excited to see this movie. I went to see Ant-Man back in 2015, long story short I didn’t like it, but as the months have gone by and the ruckus surrounding Avengers: Infinity War has slowly faded away my intrigue of the next installment in this eensy-weensy sized superhero series has risen exponentially. Who’s the driving force behind that growing excitement? Wasp, the first female superhero to have her name in the title of a Marvel film. Um, yeah, that’s awesome.
Hope van Dyne made her debut in Ant-Man and I immediately loved her just as much as I loved Scott Lang’s hilariousness. She wasn’t the typical love interest that most of the Marvel films depicted but rather she acted as Ant-Man’s mentor, gloriously teaching him in very painful fashions how to handle himself in a fight. Eventually romantic feelings began to blossom between the destined superhero duo but it never felt forced or unnecessary and it didn’t diminish her character in the slightest. Now we’re finally getting to see her in action as Wasp and I couldn’t be more excited.
It’s also awesome to see women take charge and kicking booty and it appears that she will be providing that in abundance throughout the movie.
I’m also excited for this movie because it feels like a more intimate story than say, Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity War was as grandiose as it gets as it made sure to incorporate nearly every single superhero that has appeared in the MCU into one movie while also introducing the biggest baddie of them all, Thanos. With its two and a half hour run time Infinity War is no walk in the park on the senses and its climax left me feeling like a dazed zombie as I exited the theater. I think Ant-Man and the Wasp is the perfect movie to wrap up the Marvel year, as it’s going to undoubtedly please the masses with its action but will also retain a much lighter tone compared to its previous two predecessors, Black Panther and Infinity War.
I’m also excited to see Ghost as well. With a lack of female villains in the MCU it’s always refreshing to see a woman take charge on the bad side of things and Ghost is already clearly cooler than Yellow Jacket and that’s a good thing. A sequel is never going to be great if its villain can’t even surpass the series’ first antagonist.
And mainly, I’m thrilled to see how the events of Infinity War will play into the movie. Commercials for the film have already teased the idea of incorporating hints into the movie that speak of the imminent end that Thanos ended up bringing to the world. Will we get to see those world-ending events happen near the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp? Will Hank Pym or maybe some other beloved characters disintegrate before our very eyes? People have already announced that the post-credit scene for the movie is awesome and I’m practically bursting at the seams to know what those critics are talking about.
All in all, Ant-Man and the Wasp is going to be awesome and I can’t wait to share with you all my review.
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