Ant Man and The Wasp

July 11, 2018

I had the thought that whatever Marvel movie followed Infinity War was going to be a little like the band that followed Janice Joplin’s first set at Monterey Pop. Didn’t matter how good and fun it was, it was never going to have the punch or leave audiences as affected. So following up with a lighthearted 80’s style adventure comedy was a good choice.

I like so much about this. I like that after the cosmic scale of Infinity War we got something literally tiny. I like that we have a couple of sets of families who get along. While most of the MCU movies have father/son issues, this one is all about the daughters. I love that Ava gets some kind of redemption, and that Laurence Fishburne’s character is a good person. And I’m guessing that after Cap broke Scott out of the Raft he and Hawkeye decided not to go on the run? Like, that line in Infinity War about Scott and Clint not being there because it’s too dangerous for their families was actually polite code for “They’re totally on house arrest with ankle monitors and everything.” Actually, Mrs. Barton is probably really really happy to have Clint on house arrest for awhile…

Anyway, have I mentioned lately that I love the MCU?  It’s like, I just love spending time with my friends. My movie friends. I mean, I know they’re not really my friends, but, well, anyway….


So I knew that post credits scene was coming. We all knew it. We had to tie these characters into Infinity War, we had to know who got the snap and who didn’t. The result was one of the most agonizing minutes of film I have ever experienced, waiting to see the inevitable. My heart rate spiked.

And now, with Scott stuck in the Quantum Realm, we have another gun on the mantle.  It’s all right there. Misdirection. Close up magic.

I need a drink.



6 Responses to “Ant Man and The Wasp”

  1. Becca Says:

    My favorite thing was that Scott and his ex-wife and her new husband all are on good terms. The hugging and sticking up for each other… They put their differences aside for the sake of Cassie. And how stinking cute and sweet and smart is that kid??? I’m praying they get to Young Avengers for her alone.

    Also, have to say that this was my daughter’s first “grown up” movie. She’s 5 and she wanted to see superheroes with Daddy, so we brought her with us and she cuddled up to him the whole time. What an amazing movie for dads and daughters.

  2. Carbonman Says:

    May I suggest a nice Armagnac…

  3. Have you seen/are you going to see Incredibles 2? Did a site search and didn’t see any posts about it in your blog. I think it’s even better than the first one and was hoping to see your take on it.

  4. carriev Says:

    Incredibles 2 came out during my weeks of travel so I haven’t gotten to see it yet. Maybe this weekend. I’ve been hearing really mixed things.

  5. It is at least on a par with, and possibly better than, the original. I’ve seen it in the theater four times so far, and I nearly never see ANYTHING theatrically more than once.

  6. carriev Says:

    So I saw it last night. Review to come tomorrow but I have to say I thought it was just okay. I don’t think it did anything new or different or innovative than the original. 😦

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