Ant-Man And The Wasp Review: 6 Ups & 5 Downs

A fun but forgettable superhero sequel.

Antman Wasp
Marvel

Almost a month after it was released in most quarters of the world, Ant-Man and the Wasp finally lands in UK cinemas this week, so was it ultimately worth that World Cup-influenced wait?

Though it's received effusively positive reviews from most critics, Peyton Reed's superhero sequel is honestly a mild disappointment.

A lower-tier MCU offering that basically registers as "fine", it's an easy-to-watch, appropriately fluffy follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War, though lacks the witty inspiration of the franchise's recent successes.

Given the easy potential for Ant-Man and the Wasp to be a staggering improvement over its rough-around-the-edges 2015 predecessor, it feels like a bit of a missed opportunity that it only barely surpasses what came before.

It's fun, sure, and the cast does good work, but it never really rises above feeling like a perfunctory, merely adequate, studio-mandated superhero follow-up. If Ant-Man's ever going to become a marquee Avenger, his solo movies need to start punching much harder than this...

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