ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (12A)
It seems, in superhero films, good things come in small packages. In this sequel, wisecracking cat burglar Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is back with a highoctane blast of rip-roaring fun. Ant-Man And The Wasp packs in action without losing the humour or tender emotion that made the 2015 original such a hit. This is Marvel’s first action feature with a female superhero proudly namechecked in the title and Evangeline Lilly’s airborne assassin dominates fight sequences when she isn’t catalysing molten on-screen chemistry with Rudd’s reluctant saviour. TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (PG)
The animated TV series Teen Titans Go!, a tongue-in-cheek DC Comics spinoff, makes its big screen debut with a grin-inducing flourish that pokes gentle fun at normal superhero flicks. A nimble script, co-written by the TV series’ creators Michael Jelenic and Horvath, is packed with references and punchlines that elicit knowing giggles. Fleeting verbal gags are complemented by selfreferential dialogue that gleefully draws attention to the film’s own shortcomings including a big reveal about the identity of the chief villain.