Thursday, October 25, 2018

Disney's ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - Blu-ray Review

Movie Overview:

In “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices, as both the Super Hero Ant-Man and a father, in the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War.” 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 to rescue Janet van Dyne from the Quantum Realm. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp, all while attempting to serve house arrest, assist fast talking-Luis (Michael Peña) and the X-con Security crew, and thwart the efforts of a new adversary called Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) and her ally Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne).

Exclusive extras provide an inside look at some of Marvel Comics’ most celebrated characters and the consummate, comedic actors who portray them in “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” Featurettes spotlight Paul Rudd, who returns as good-hearted thief turned hero, Scott Lang, and delivers big laughs both on set and in theaters; Evangeline Lilly, who transforms into The Wasp, the first female character to be featured in the title treatment of a Marvel Studios film; and iconic actors Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer as super couple Hank and Janet Van Dyne.  Viewers can explore more about the visual development artists and effects used to bring the characters to life and drastically alter the size of the Super Heroes and their surroundings. Additional extras include deleted scenes, bloopers, outtakes, and audio commentary by “Ant-Man” franchise director Peyton Reed.

My Review (contains spoilers):

Ant-Man and The Wasp is the second movie going off of the first Ant-Man movie. At the end of the first movie Ant Man, we see that Dr. Hank Pym has made a wasp suit for his daughter, Hope.  When we see this unfold at the end of credits scene, it gets the Marvel fans wondering what is going to happen in the next movie.  This is where us Marvel fans FINALLY get to see if our predictions came true or even close to coming true. The start of the movie has Scott (Ant-Man) playing with his daughter Cassie at his place; having been on house arrest for three years. This was due from the “stunt he played with Captain America” during Civil War.

Everything seems to go fine and Scott’s probation is about up, but all of a sudden he gets a quantum theory flashback. Since this was a quantum flashback, he tries getting a hold of Hope and Dr.Pym by calling them off a disposable phone, which he thought didn’t happen. All of a sudden he gets smacked with something on his neck and passes out. When he wakes up from passing out, he is in a small downsized car with Hope driving to the Pym’s Lab.

After meeting up with Dr. Pym, they think it’s possible to bring back his wife. Making a plan, Hope, Scott, and Pym need an extra piece of equipment in order to fire up their machine. While trying to make a black market deal, they come in contact with Ghost. A woman who was trained in stealth by S.H.I.E.L.D., almost like a weapon. Trying to fight her was almost impossible because she faded out too much, not allowing the Wasp or Ant-Man hit her. She, in the end of the fight, was able to take Dr.Pym’s lab and the component for the machine.

Going forward, they ended up finding the lab and started the quantum machine up; but only with the help of Pym’s wife Janet. She gave all the solutions to their problems in order to start up the machine, by using Scott as an antenna. While in the quantum realm, Pym find his wife and are able to bring her back. In the meantime, Ant-Man and The Wasp have to fight off the Ghost before she kills her mother. It’s all for good intentions because she also doesn’t want to die. In the end, Janet was able to heal the Ghost because she had evolutionized while in the quantum realm.

In the end credit scenes, we see Scott trying to capture quantum energy.  He gets the energy, then asks to be brought back, but the signal goes static. The audience then sees Janet, Pym, and Hope fade. The last time we saw this happen was in Avengers Infinity War Having seen this, we can piece together why Ant-Man might be in the next movie. That is all for the director to decide, but it also leaves us with so many questions. Who will find out where Ant-Man is at? Who will get him out? What happened to his family? Will he be in the next movie?

This is an action-packed film with a plot that is better understood by those who have seen Ant-Man and Avengers Civil War. I'm excited to see if Ant-Man will be in the next MARVELS movie.

 Ant-Man & The Wasp is available now for digital download now, and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™

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An Apel a Day said...

My sons would love this movie. I should get it for one of their stockings.

Angela Saver said...

I am looking forward to watching this with my family! Sounds great!

Mary Gardner said...

This sounds like a fun movie that my grandson would love!