Ant-man and the Wasp introduces a new dimension to the MCU, the Quantum Realm which is going to be the key in the Infinity war sequel probably titled “ENDGAME”. But fans can relax now as this has an “All goes and ends well” narrative structure with humor everywhere. After all, this may be a stress buster for the fans following the apparent death of some of their favorite heroes with the snap of Thanos’ fingers. And finally we have the answer to where Ant-Man was during the events of Infinity War.
Scott Lang and his excon gang come to the aid of Dr.Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne to bring back Janet Van Dyne from the Quantum realm against some resistance. The film gives you science classes on Quantum physics for which our protagonist mocks the rest asking whether they use the word Quantum everywhere. No offence but the Quantum Realm is beautiful and there are enough moments in the realm. There are references to unlocking multiple parallel realities through Quantum realm which might be featured in Avengers 4.
Marvel has introduced a new superhero Wasp who is equally lovely and badass. She has arguably much more action sequences than Ant-Man. Unluckily Ant-Man has a malfunctioning suit and a house arrest situation to deal with which gives a perfect setup to go up against all the odds. Michael Pena and his gang once again leave the audience in splits. The antagonist, a Ghost who can phase through different states of matter and assisted by a former colleague of Dr Hank Pym is not so intimidating since she is not the typical baddie in pursuit of destroying the world or achieving redemption. The lead stars are also pursued by the Feds and a black market trafficker to make the situation worse.
There is plenty of humor but short living action or thrills for a superhero movie making the final result not a formidable one. However the movie has its own fair share of “Marvel” moments to keep you engaged yet you cannot call a noteworthy sequel for the 2015’s Ant-Man. In a nutshell Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is a comedy drama with some Quantum physics classes and no serious threats. And please stay for the mid credit scene as you can witness someone getting entangled in the Quantum Realm and a few more obliterations. Save your time from the post credit scene which has nothing but just one of the giant ants playing drums….. !!!