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Ant-Man and the Wasp (Marvel)

One of the most en­ter­tain­ing and en­joy­able movies in the Marvel canon, Ant-Man (2015) of­fered us a most un­likely hero in Paul Rudd, show­cased the al­ways won­der­ful Evan­ge­line Lilly and pro­vided a strong sup­port­ing role for Michael Dou­glas (Dr Pym). This se­quel is even more fun; not least be­cause it of­fers more Wasp time for Lilly and a fine comic turn from Michael Peña. The main story finds our he­roes at­tempt­ing to res­cue Dr Pym’s wife (Michelle Pfeif­fer) from the deep realms of the sub-atomic world; but there are in­ter­est­ing sub-plots, too. These in­volve a mous­tache-twirling bad­die (Walton Gog­gins) and a mys­te­ri­ous and ghostly su­per vil­lain played with rel­ish by Han­nah John-Ka­men. Di­rec­tor Pey­ton Reed keeps the whole thing tick­ing over at a crack­ing pace, seam­lessly in­te­grat­ing the CGI ef­fects into the ac­tion se­quences. The smart script has five writ­ers at­tached, in­clud­ing Rudd him­self. Bonus fea­tures in­clude an au­dio com­men­tary with the di­rec­tor, mak­ing-of fea­turettes, gag reel, out­takes (al­ways good when Paul Rudd is in­volved) and deleted scenes.

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