Ant-Man and the Wasp

[4.5 stars] [IMDb Link] [Amazon Link]

Neither wife nor kid wanted to see this with me, so by my lonesome I traipsed over to Barn-Zs in Barrington for a rainy Sunday matinee. Small screen, non-stadium seating, no footrests like the fancy Newington cinema. Nevertheless, it was crowded! And I had a great time.

Last movie's Ant-Man, Scott Lang, has been placed under house arrest for taking his stand with the pro-Captain America side in Captain America: Civil War. Which violated the "Segovia Accords" or something. Could have been worse. His lovely, precocious daughter, Cassie gets to visit every so often, and they have a blast.

But off in a remote lab, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his lovely-in-a-different way-if-you-know-what-I-mean-and-I-think-you-do daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lilly) are desperately trying to tie up the loose end from the previous Ant-Man movie: Hank's wife Janet has long been lost in the "Quantum Realm", which Scott visited briefly. And (it turns out) Scott and Janet were "entangled" during the visit, and Scott has unexplained dreams...

Anyway: two hours of madcap fun and sight gags, involving bad guys (Walton Goggins and his henchmen), morally-ambiguous antagonists ("Ghost", victim of a past mad-scientist experiment gone wrong), Hank's ex-colleague Ben (Lawrence Fishburne), a well-meaning by-the-book FBI agent, and Scott's security company co-workers, including the always-great Michael Peña. (The scene where he's under truth serum administered by the bad guys is worth the price of admission all by itself.)

And yes, I did see three Bobby Cannavale movies in a row. Not intetionally, I assure you, but I guess Bobby is having a pretty good acting career, getting roles in all these flicks.


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