You’ve changed, man! It used to be about the ants!
by Thom Yee
I was actually pretty fired up for the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp last weekend. Which was strange because the original Ant-Man was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie that let me down [and that’s not even mentioning how unlikely it is for me to be excited about anything in the first place]. I think part of my excitement stemmed from how much more I’d gotten into the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the release of Avengers: Infinity War a scant two months (and change) ago, but if we’re being honest with each other, you and I, here at the end of all things (as it always feels like lately), I think the main reason for my expanded excitement for Ant-Man and the Wasp (See what I did there? Expanded? Because he grows?) was because, as much as Ant-Man let me down and as hard as I was on it in my original review, I like that first Ant-Man movie quite a bit now. Certainly more than my three (of five) star review might suggest. In retrospect, Ant-Man is a real good, solid movie. It’s got solid characters, innovative action scenes, and some pretty decent laughs.
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