+ BLU RAY
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.