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Temple of Geek reviews Ant-Man and the Wasp

Where were Ant-Man and the Wasp during Infinity War? Well now we finally have the answers we were looking for in Ant-Man and the Wasp. This is the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it picks up where the first film left off and then some. Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, is on house arrest for two years after the events of CIvil War and Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne (Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly respectively) have gone into hiding. Hank Pym has been working on finding a way to enter the Quantum Realm and find his long lost wife, Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp.

Returning to direct the quirky and hilarious heist film is Peyton Reed. This addition in the MCU brings a more lighthearted tone while still remaining serious. Especially since a lot of us are still reeling from the events of Infinity War. Also returning are pretty much most of the supporting cast from the first Ant-Man film which wraps up this tight film quite nicely. New additions to the crew are Lawrence Fishburne as Bill Foster, a former colleague of Hank Pym and Michael Cerveris as Elihas Starr, another former lab mate of Hank Pym. Comic fans may recognize those names belonging to the characters, Black Goliath and Egghead, respectively. Also, making their MCU debut is Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen, who Game of Thrones fans may remember from season 6 of Game of Thrones.

Ant-Man and the Wasp takes the tone of the previous installment and in that it is hilarious and great for everyone in the family. It shows more of Scott Lang’s relationships with his different families and how he interacts with the various people in his life. There is also more development with the character of Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne. The original Wasp, who is played by national treasure Michelle Pfeiffer, is also given ample time to shine and I must say that it is just lovely seeing her on the silver screen.

Watching the interactions between the various characters in this movie will remind you a lot of how you interact with your friends. Pretty much this movie is about friendships and how they can evolve and change completely over time. It’s also about family and the things you do for the good of your family. Again, Ant-Man and the Wasp is both hilarious and heart warming at points. It also furthers the story that is being told throughout the entire MCU. You’re definitely going to want to stay during and after the credits in this one. Take the kids to check it out because it has family fun written all over it. Get your tickets to see Ant-Man and the Wasp right now as it’s a pretty good movie for the summer.

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Comedian, Cosplayer, podcaster and Hug Dealer, Aaron has been a lifelong geek and loves to share his nerddom with the world. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Aaron now lives in Los Angeles sharing his talents with the world and just plain being a geek. You can check out Aaron’s podcasts: Aaron Explains the Universe and Stupid Movie Tuesday on iTunes.