Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review

Ant-Man returns this July with the Wasp in part 2 of their story.  It picks up 2 years after the events that took place in Captain America: Civil War.  Be prepared to laugh harder than you did in the first movie.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review


My cheeks hurt after laughing so hard during Ant-Man and the Wasp.  It was the perfect mix of action, story, and funny jokes.  Paul Rudd  (Scott aka Ant-Man) and Michael Pena (Luis) are absolutely hilarious.  It was a good light hearted movie after the last few intense Marvel movies like Avengers: Infinity War.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review

I would highly suggest re-watching Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War prior to going to see the movie.  It’s not totally necessary, but they do talk about what happened in those movies A LOT in this one. Here’s the official synopsis from the studio:

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Scott Lang 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 and Dr. Hank Pym 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 the past.

Ant-Man and the Wasp After Movie Stingers

As with all Marvel movies, it is important to stay until the very VERY end.  DO NOT LEAVE.  There is more than one stinger and one moves the Marvel forward.  So don’t miss it.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review

Should You Take the Kids to See Ant-Man and the Wasp?

Is it appropriate for kids?  I took my 9 year old son to the media screening and didn’t have any issues with him seeing the movie.  There seems to be less violence and bad language in this movie compared to other Marvel movies.

There is a “ghost” person, Ava (Hannah John-Kamen) in the movie that was affected by the quantum realm.  She’s not necessarily bad, but the way she is shown in the movie could be scary to younger children.  Her image twitches around on the screen like they show ghosts in other movies.

There is a little subtle flirting between Scott and Hope, but nothing inappropriate.  They do end up kissing at the end of the movie and there is a flashback scene that shows them kissing from the first movie.

Ant-Man and the Wasp opens nationwide Friday (7/6/18)!

Rated PG-13, Run Time 125 minutes

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Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the media movie screening.