This year, Marvel delivered a powerful one-two punch at the box office with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. Ant-Man and the Wasp, the third and final Marvel Studios movie of 2018, isn’t expected to match the oversized success of its immediate predecessors, but it may be just the thing we need after Infinity War snapped the MCU as we knew it. Today’s Nerdist News is rounding up the early critical response to Ant-Man and the Wasp, in order to see if this sequel is a contender.
Join host and Quantum Realm explorer, Jessica Chobot, as she shares the initial good news about Ant-Man and the Wasp. Thus far, critics have been very happy with the first MCU flick after Infinity War. Screenrant and The Hollywood Reporter had particularly glowing reviews for the film’s smaller scale and bigger heart, as well as an even larger sense of humor. USA Today also praised Evangeline Lilly‘s portrayal of Hope van Dyne/the Wasp as a formidable force in the MCU.
But it’s not all sunshine and roses in the microverse. IGN’s review had some pointed complaints about the film’s depiction of the Quantum Realm, which was more visually stunning in Doctor Strange. IGN also cautions anyone expecting Infinity War developments to temper their expectations. This isn’t a film that has intergalactic consequences, but the stakes are real for both of the titular characters. However, we do strongly suggest you stick around for the post-credit scenes. And that’s all we can say for now!
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