Ant-Man And The Wasp: Is The Sequel Better Than The Original?

Is this more a Winter Soldier or a Dark World?

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, and still manages to release hit after hit, even after 20 movies. Yet with sequels, the studio tends to be very hit and miss.

The Winter Soldier, Thor Ragnarok, and Infinity War were all far better than the films that preceded them in their respective franchises, and Civil War and Guardians Vol 2 were as good if not better than their predecessors, but the rest of the MCU sequels have left a lot to be desired.

Iron Man 2 and 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers Age Of Ultron all fell below the standard set by the movies that came before them. With Ant-Man and The Wasp, Marvel have a chance to add another sequel to their win column.

As expected, Peyton Reed's second instalment in the MCU is much the same as his first. It is a fun comedy movie and, while it isn't one of the best the studio has put out, particularly when considered against the last three movies, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Infinity War, it is a more than enjoyable watch.

But the question is, did Ant-Man and The Wasp manage to improve on 2015's Ant-Man, or has the franchise regressed like so many others before it?


Scott Banner has contributed 82 posts since joining in September 2017.