"Running Away From Your Problems"
9121 hours ago
While not quite as good as the first film, Ant Man’s second outing is still pretty fantastic. Unfortunately, it was released just a few months after the epic “dusting” took place in Avengers: Infinity War...and by comparison, this film felt incredibly small. Personally, I think that’s part of it’s charm, and it helped to lighten the mood and bring some levity to the dire circumstances we were still trying to comprehend in the wake of Thanos’ snap. Plain and simple, Ant Man and The Wasp was stuck with the misfortune of having to follow Infinity War so closely and should have been released several months later than it was. However, the plus side to the timing here is that the emotional impact of the now infamous post credit scene wouldn’t have been as great without the amazing ending of Infinity War still so fresh in our hearts and minds.
Cutting to the chase...despite some minor flaws, I still adore this film almost as much as I do the first one. Paul Rudd, once again, shines in this role and as is the case with pretty much every MCU film, I simply cannot imagine anyone else playing Scott Lang. Seriously, though...Marvel/Kevin Feige have the superhuman ability to cast THE PERFECT actors for their films, even down to the supporting characters...and Ant Man is no exception.
I’ve been a fan of Paul Rudd since “Clueless”...dude just oozes a relatable “every man” charm that makes him a joy to watch onscreen...he’s equal parts hilarious and endearing. I fell head over heels in love with Evangeline Lilly when I first laid eyes on her in LOST...and I’ve been a massive fan ever since. She’s an amazing actress with great comedic timing and criminally underrated dramatic chops, and she plays so well against Rudd’s affable goofiness. Did I mention that I think she is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever laid eyes on?😍
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to revisiting this film tonight. #antman#antmanandthewasp#marvel#mcu#marvelstudios#paulrudd#evangelinelilly#michaeldouglas#avengers#quantumrealm#cinephile#movielover#filmbuff#bluray#bluraycollector#steelbook#steelbookcollector#nowwatching