Apart from some big banner Hindi films, superhero movies are the ones which attract a lot of moviegoers in Nepal. After the success of Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Comic Universe (MCU) has come up with another movie which has been based on incidents before Thanos killed everyone.
The movie begins with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. He’s under house arrest after his shenanigans in Germany (Captain America: Civil War), Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), cut ties with him because Lang didn’t inform them before going rogue with Captain America. But Lang is soon approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr Hank Pym, as he once again dons the Ant-Man suit to fight alongside them. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy, Ghost.
The first part of the movie gives a recap of what had happened in the first Ant-Man movie and Captain America: Civil War. Slowly the story starts building up as Ant-Man and The Wasp go on a little adventure together. The second half is more intense as it involves one of the most epic car chases in recent times.
While most sequels fail to live up to the hype that the first movie creates, this one, however, is far better than the first one. It is funnier; it is much more charming and is more memorable than its first part. This movie is as funny as Deadpool as it makes you giggle throughout the film like in that scene where Ant-Man has to retrieve an object but can’t due to his malfunctioning shifting abilities.
Reed in this movie is just as good as he was in the first. He hasn’t changed much from his natural performance in the hit TV show FRIENDS. He is mature and funny and knows what to say and when as the script has given him the liberty to flex his comedic muscles like when he uses a lorry as a skateboard.
Evangeline is really great in the action scenes which are better than Reed as she has pulled off some really good stunts like her first fight scene with the bad guys. She has taken centre stage in the film where she does all of Reed’s dirty works.
Douglas as her dad is as funny as Reed as he cracks some really funny jokes time and again. His acting is just as good especially his emotional moment with his wife is intense. Another actor that stands out is Michael Pena who has done a really good job as Reed’s accomplice. Hannah John-Kamen is good as the antagonist as she has done justice in her role.
The cinematography is quite good but it’s nothing compared to the other MCU movies. There are a few scenes which are quite good like the car chase where the cars shift shapes like a video game which makes for an intense watch.
What is most likable in the film is the script which goes with a gradual flow connecting one movie to another. Its explained why Ant-Man was missing during the chaos happening in Infinity Wars.
This movie is an enjoyable watch which is set up really nicely leading up to the next Avengers film where we will get to see how Ant-Man is going to face Thanos and help the Avengers beat him.
Run Time: 120 minutes
Director: Peyton Reed
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Walton Goggins, Michael Douglas
Available in 3-D
Source : Onlinekhabar