Following the emotional roller coaster that was Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has moved on to something with a much lighter tone, Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first reviews of the film are hitting the internet, so what do the critics think? For the most part, they think it's pretty good. The significant shift in tone between Infinity War and Wasp is being praised as exactly what the MCU franchise, and probably the audience needed. Our own Conner Schwertfeger gave the movie 3.5 stars out of five and he thought it was a funnier film than the first Ant-Man, even if the movie is somewhat uneven. From his review...
For a movie that is about heroes capable of shrinking to the size of insects, it's perhaps fitting that the movie is, in many ways, smaller than your average Marvel film. Cnet says that Ant-Man and the Wasp isn't a "must see" movie in the way that Infinity War was, avoiding spoilers here is less important, but what the film does provide is an intimate story about the relationships between fathers and daughters.
When the original Ant-Man was released it set itself apart from the MCU pack simply by being an entry that focused on laughs as much as action. If you enjoyed the original film for that reason, then it would seem that Ant-Man and the Wasp will be right up your alley. The Hollywood Reporter, while calling the film "lightweight" still admits that it may be the funniest entry in the franchise so far.
Thus far, there don't really seem to be any negative reactions to Ant-Man and the Wasp at all. The worst you'll get is the impression that the movie is silly and entertaining, if otherwise inconsequential. Screen Crush calls it "refreshing and fun" even if it's only a slight improvement on a movie that never found it's identity.
If you're looking for a film that follows on the epic stakes of Avengers: Infinity War, then Ant-Man and the Wasp probably isn't for you. If, however, you need a break from that emotional heavy lifting, then it looks like the newest MCU movie is exactly what you need.
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