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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

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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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Cast

Paul Rudd
as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Evangeline Lilly
as Hope van Dyne / The Wasp
Walton Goggins
as Sonny Burch
Bobby Cannavale
as Jim Paxton
Judy Greer
as Maggie
T.I.
as Dave
Randall Park
as Jimmy Woo
Michelle Pfeiffer
as Janet van Dyne
Laurence Fishburne
as Bill Foster
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Critic Reviews for Ant-Man and the Wasp

All Critics (407) | Top Critics (53)

This feels like the movie Oceans 8 should've been.

March 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

Its intent is limited to amusing and diverting for a couple of hours of high-summer fun. That it does.

August 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This a film that's difficult to actively dislike - Rudd and his equally charming co-stars take care of that - and fun in the moment, but there's precious little that lingers after the credits roll.

August 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…

After 19 Marvel movies so far, and a growing sense of global self-importance (commercially and culturally), a throwaway superhero film is, in fact, just what we need.

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | 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

Super Reviewer

½

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

Super Reviewer

½

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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