Ant-Man and the Wasp is the sequel to Ant-Man produced in 2015. In terms of Marvel movie releases, this was released after Avenger: Infinity War, but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the movie took place a little bit before the event of Infinity War. If you are a fan of the MCU then you’re probably aware on everything that’s been going on in the MCU timeline. If you are someone who are just diving into this movie head first, the movie for the most part will still make sense to you.
The runtime for this movie is 1 hour and 58 minutes, if you are planning to watch this during opening weekends, tack on another 30 minutes for previews. All in all, you are going to be in the theater for about 2 and a half to 3ish hours. Plan your day accordingly.
I was a bit surprise with the storyline after watching Avengers: Infinity War and from interviews I’ve seen, Marvel promised that Ant-Man and the Wasp will answer some of the questions in Infinity War. In a sense, they did answer some of the questions as to why Ant-Man wasn’t in Infinity War, but for the most part the main storyline of the movie has nothing to do with the prelude of the event.
If you read the official description of the movie:
“Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.”
In my opinion, a rather generic description on what the movie is about. Without giving too much away, the storyline is about how Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, has an idea on how to save his wife, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, who is stuck in the Quantum Realm. The movie do go into explaining what the Quantum Realm is, but the original movie, Ant-Man, I feel does a better job in explaining it. Ant-Man along with his partner, The Wasp, basically goes and try to save Hank’s wife.
Even though the movie is 2 hours long, it was worth every minute. If you’re a fan of some high quality CGI action scenes along with comedic banters, then this movie is for you. Shout out to Michael Peña, who plays Luis, he is one funny dude! He is just as funny in the first Ant-Man if you want to check him out. Goes with out saying, Paul Rudd is pretty darn funny as well. At the end of the movie, there are 2 end credit scenes, one happens before the movie credit and the second one happens after that.
The first end credit scene will explain a little bit about where Ant-Man is during Infinity War and the second end credit scene leaves me scratching my head with a simple, ‘huh? I don’t get it…’
Final verdict, I personally enjoyed this movie quite a bit, it was a fun 2 hour action/comedy and I for one is going to pre-order this movie. You can preorder here if you’re interested.