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"World's best grandma"
26 November 2018
I was accused of giving away spoilers in my review of 'Infinity War' because I stated that, in war, people die. I know, it's shocking, but what kind of movie fan watches even half of the MCU films up to ‘Infinity War’ and isn’t aware of the warnings from the Russo brothers, Kevin Feige, etc. Anyway, out of respect I deleted that review and I’m just going to stick to the bare bones here.
This is one of the more enjoyable MCU movies. Paul Rudd had a hand in the writing and as result it has the same humorous vibe that made ‘Ragnarok’ such fun. The casting is perfect, the story is … a little flawed, but engaging enough. The sets and effects are impressive; the acting is well done, producing some truly moving moments.
I don’t remember a single thing about ‘Ant-Man’ except for the fight with ‘Yellowjacket’. The main characters return and go on a mission to find … a character who appeared in ‘Ant-Man’, but this time Hope (Evangeline Lily) suits up as ‘Wasp’, one of the iconic Marvel characters.
And that is the instant game changer: every time ‘Wasp’ was in action I was enthralled. It was like watching ‘Black Widow’ fused with ‘Dr Strange’, her abilities were that incredible. Hope/‘Wasp’ is most definitely the star of this movie and clearly one of the most capable, intelligent and powerful MCU characters.
But the three main female characters are all excellent, never to the detriment of their male colleagues. This is a perfect example of why the MCU is rising while Disney’s other ‘Star’ is falling: there’s excellent diversity, so subtly and naturally brought to life that it’s barely noticeable and certainly nothing to complain about. There’s no forced agenda or bumbling Y-chromosomes here, just a narrative construction and execution that is a treat to behold.
I bought this movie because I know that, like ‘Ragnarok’ and ‘Infinity War’, I will be watching it and enjoying it several times.