We’re in the peak era of superhero movies and superhero movie fatigue.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a welcome change of pace, just as Ant-Man was in 2015. Despite budget and scale, these movies work best with streamlined plots, astute characters, and a story that doesn’t rely on superpowers and VFX.
The reason Ant-Man was such a tight, successful film is because it wasn’t a superhero movie so much as a heist. It belongs in the conversation with the Ocean’s films as much as it does the Captain America series.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a family film – about nuclear families, grieving families, broken families, found families. It’s about fighting for the safety of your family, which is as close as most of us will come to saving Earth from Thanos, and feels just as important. Read more…
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