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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

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As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... Scott Lang / Ant-Man
Evangeline Lilly ... Hope Van Dyne / Wasp
Michael Peña ... Luis
Walton Goggins ... Sonny Burch
Bobby Cannavale ... Paxton
Judy Greer ... Maggie
T.I. ... Dave (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
David Dastmalchian ... Kurt
Hannah John-Kamen ... Ava / Ghost
Abby Ryder Fortson ... Cassie
Randall Park ... Jimmy Woo
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Janet Van Dyne / Wasp
Laurence Fishburne ... Dr. Bill Foster
Michael Douglas ... Dr. Hank Pym
Divian Ladwa ... Uzman
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Storyline

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero 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 their past. Written by Walt Disney Studios

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Real heroes. Not actual size.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for some sci - fi action violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ant-Man 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$162,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,812,205, 8 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$216,550,229, 18 October 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$465,879,576, 19 August 2018
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Marvel Studios See more »
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2.39 : 1
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When Hope and Scott are exiting the elevator, the floor button stays lit. See more »

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Weak second installment in the MCU - part 5.

Unlike in most of the franchises where the third installment is the weakest, MCU happens to be consistent in making the second installment the weakest one, except for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014). "Ant-Man and The Wasp" is a continuation in the legacy. It was mostly vague, and almost a total crap. It doesn't try to be anything more than a filler. To be honest, it felt like a dumbed down version of "25th Hour" with a lighter tone featuring some superhero characters. It simply aims at being a movie with some little fun stuff but being disposable on the whole. Both of the major plotlines - one involving Ghost and the other involving Sonny Burch felt just like something that was there to help the plot go further. The characterization of Ghost and Burch have no depth in them. Burch is totally shallow and one dimensional and generic. Ghost has a little backstory, and isn't enough to get behind the character. The motives which drive both the plotlines are totally clichéd and thinly built. It felt as if they thought 'Ghost isn't a good villain, let's distract the viewers by giving them the other plotline'. This created an "Iron Man 2" level of multiple plotline mess - a little less interesting. Ant-Man is a sidekick in this movie. From someone who could bring about a well planned heist to a doofus - with no explanation. Giant Man plays into the story, but it's more for slapsticky purposes. Also, the original Wasp gets some powers in the Quantum Realm which are not even explained by this movie. Surely, it might be explained in future films, but it could've easily done that. Lawrence Fishburne feels like a wasted talent in this movie. It seemed like a promising character, but turned out to be the same old "good guy in the bad guy's side" character. One good thing about this movie, besides the cast, is the deaging CGI. It looked awesome. To me, it felt like Michael Douglas from the 90s with just a different hair and almost similarly with others. Father-daughter dynamic between Scott and his daughter was likeable. To sum it up, I must say that it was way below my expectations. It's not that I have watched an impactful and emotionally craving "Avengers: Infinity War" and I wasn't in a mood to watch something so less impactful. I knew it wasn't going to be a spectacular as IW but neither did I expect it to be so much of a mediocrity. It's not that the aftermath of IW has holded this movie down. After a long time, it will develop the same legacy as that of "Iron Man 2", at best. I wonder how the same critics who panned "Justice League" (2017) for having a thin plot and creating a mess gave it a thumbs up. As someone who likes "Ant-Man" (2015) and considers it to be the most underappreciated MCU movie till date, its sequel was mediocre at best. I thought "Black Panther" was going to be the worst MCU movie of 2018, but I was wrong. It's "Ant-Man and The Wasp". It gets a "D+" and a "4.1/10".


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