A final showdown with Thanos also provides a perfect culmination for the 22-film story established by the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the course of eleven years.
It might fit neatly into the Marvel Cinematic Mold, but Ant-Man and the Wasp's brand of fun is surprisingly gentle-minded and family-friendly for a superhero blockbuster. Chuck Winters tells you all about it.
Communicates so little beyond its influences, which only serve as a reminder as to what you could be watching instead. (✯½)
Encapsulates its time period inside of a unique subversion of stereotypes. (✯✯✯✯)
Crude, as expected, though funny enough to entertain. (✯✯✯)
Leaves a sour taste in the mouth on the count of no reward. (✯)
At its best, action draws attention, but at its worst (a good lot of the film), it adheres strictly to a tiresome formula. (✯✯)