ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (2018) Review
Directed by Peyton Reed
Ant-Man wouldn’t be on the top list of my favorite Marvel movie. First because it constantly reminds me of the “what ifs” with director Edgar Wright, and second, because it feels like a generic but decent addition to the franchise.
Now with Ant-Man and the Wasp, we see director Peyton Reed in full control of its story. Not that it’s impressive but it doesn’t feel like anybody else’s work except his. You already expect the humor, the CGI festival along with the action sequences, and you get those. You get what you expect. It may have gone a little emotional in the end, but it’s that.
Though I wish it invested more on the emotional side rather than the fun and action sequences which what the audience would want, Ant-Man and the Wasp delivered the goods. The story is decent, it was told the simplest way possible and the actors portrayed their characters well enough that nothing’s bad about the film.
It’s just the movie feels like it’s having a hard time finding something special in it. While it may tackle themes such as loss, family, love and redemption, Ant-Man and the Wasp doesn’t go big on the emotions, it only allows its visual to go big.
The adventure definitely foes bigger and smaller and it’s closer to home. But it doesn’t feel like it. It’s visual entertainment served in all sizes.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” opens July 4 in Philippine cinemas from Walt Disney Studios. Rated PG by the MTRCB.