Ant-Man and the Wasp 3D Movie Review
Written By: Adolph Vega
Watch our podcast review via Youtube below:
Depth based 3D is the main star of this show and it works well for this movie. The depth gives the viewer a greater sense of scale which is an important factor for a movie where the main characters can shrink and or become gigantic. Pop out 3D is rarely used within this movie. One car chase toward the end of the movie looks especially strong in 3D. Other CGI scenes in the quantum realm also look very nice in 3D. The 3D aspect is always present but not always apparent and in many scenes it’s fairly subtle. One interesting use of the 3D is how they present the character of the Wasp when she is flying around in a miniature state. It appears that the wasp character is in a different layer of 3D and doesn’t easily blend in with the background. Many people may not catch this detail, but I did and found it to be ingenious. I imagine watching this movie in 2D it might be difficult at times to see the Wasp buzz around because she might blend in with elements of the background. The 3D never wows the audience but it’s a nice visual enhancement and I can recommend it.
Final Verdict: Good 3D
Ant-Man and the Wasp is the direct sequel to the 2015 Ant-Man movie but in many ways this movie is also a mini sequel to Captain America Civil War. For anyone wondering this movie takes place shortly before the events of Avengers Infinity War but is relatively self-contained. Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is in house arrest after being caught fighting with the Avengers. Dr. Hank Pym has needs the assistance of Scott Lang in getting a specialized quantum part to help him in a personal mission within the quantum realm. A villain called Ghost wants the specialized quantum part and attempts to intercept it from Dr. Pym, Ant-Man and the Wasp. The movie has a secondary villain which is a gangster that wants to use Hank Pym’s advanced technology for his shady purposes . Another antagonist is the FBI which is keeping track on Scott Lang and wants to make sure he stays at home. The movie has allot of things happen at the same time .
Easily the best aspect of the movie is the comedic element . I haven’t laughed this often or this hard in years. The jokes and comedic elements feel natural because of the excellent dialogue, writing, and excellent character moments. The comedic aspect is interwoven brilliantly into the action scenes. Speaking of which I found the action scenes to be very well executed and clever . The movie fully utilized the micro / macro element of the characters and scenario. The original Ant-Man movie was a very funny movie but I thought this movie was funnier.
Sadly the plot is the weakest aspect of the movie. The movie juggles many story aspects and sadly drops the ball on a few key plot points. The idea behind the ghost villain is intriguing but the execution of this character is fairly generic and underwhelming. The secondary villain is poorly acted and is mostly frivolous. The FBI element is a somewhat fun game of cat and mouse. Will they or won’t they catch Scott Lang this time ? The FBI dynamic is cute at first but they over do it. The movie is overstuffed with too many characters and unnecessary subplots that are underdeveloped and simply not needed.
Overall I really enjoyed the movie despite its flaws. The comedic aspect and action are superb . The story sadly falls apart and is subpar.
Final Verdict: 7/10
© 2018 MARVEL / © Disney. All rights reserved.