Ant-Man and the Wasp
Director: Peyton Reed
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is under house arrest. However, Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne need Scott’s help to rescue Hank’s wife and Hope’s mother, who they believe is still alive in the quantum realm. Ant-Man was a clever but slightly formulaic origin story. The sequel can cut straight to the chase, and the result is fast-paced, playful, and very funny. Instead of a traditional villain, the story provides an array of well-defined characters, and the movie is all the better for it. The ending brings the franchise in the same timeline with Avengers: Infinity War.