While Ant-Man and the Wasp may lack storytelling finesse and strong character work, it certainly makes a mighty effort to compensate with its sheer, off-the-wall weirdness. We've come a long way from the comparatively conservative superhero antics of the original Iron Man, that's for sure.
Peyton Reed's comic book sequel gets even barmier than the already pretty demented original, serving up some ludicrously offbeat humour, delightfully daft size-shifting action, and yes, some plot developments that effectively ask the audience to check logic at the door.
That's to say nothing of the bizarre and unexpected cameos, the shocking - if undeniably predictable - credits tags, and some peculiar nods to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (especially next summer's Avengers 4).
It'll be interesting to see if Reed can once again out-WTF himself for the inevitable third Ant-Man film, because though fundamentally flawed, Ant-Man and the Wasp undeniably shines when it lets its freak flag fly (which it so frequently does)...
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