Right – time for another movie review!
Finally caught Ant-Man and The Wasp – the sequel to Ant-Man Without The Wasp aka Ant-Man – in the cinema this morning.
Now there are a bunch of movies out right now, all of which I want to watch: Jurassic World II, The Incredibles II, The Meg, and loads of others. But there is simply not enough time these days – during the week I’m working, and than too shattered in the evenings to go anywhere, and on the weekends, I have either errands to run or meet up with some friends. So all of those movies are just there, taunting me from their billboards and cinema trailers and internet reviews, but I just can’t find the time or energy to go.
Well – so far I have managed to watch every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the cinema, and – despite the disaster that was Thor: Ragnarok (and I might write about it, once the pain and the anger subside) – I shall continue to do so. (Well – I will definitely skip the upcoming Thor: Ragna-Ruining A Character We Never Got With Even More Utterly Unfunny Jokes…)
I really enjoyed it – it was just perfect fun. The characters are endearing and the story – for a change – was not about The End Of All There Is or The Umpteenth Infinity Stone, but it had human stakes. And because I knew the characters and I cared for the, the stakes were high for me as well.
And the actors were great – Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas were comfortable in their roles and utterly entertaining, but it was wonderful to see Michelle Pfeiffer again – she was just effortlessly charming, and although she only had a few scenes, she stole them all for me. But she was always my one and only Catwoman, so fo course I would think so.
It is also funny – they changed things from the comics, partially drastically, and usually I should be annoyed at that. But it is just evident that the characters are respected and evolved to fit a bigger story, and – with the help of some stunning CGI – we still had Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne as the Original Ant-Man and The Wasp, and they were heroic and inspiring, and I am happy.
Just nice to see a good and entertaining movie.