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Movie Review: ANT MAN AND THE WASP

Updated: Jul. 15, 2018 at 10:02 AM HST
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I'm not fan of the Marvel super hero movies, but I enjoyed much of ANT MAN AND THE WASP.

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are really likable co-stars, and director's playful sense of humor makes this movie a fairly entertaining couple of hours.

Ant Man: Hold on. You gave her (Wasp) wings?

Professor: And blasters.

Ant Man: So I take it you didn't have that tech available for me.

Professor: No, I did.

Paul Rudd is Ant Man and Evangeline Lilly is Wasp. Of the two she's the accomplished pro and he's more of a bumbling wanna be.

Ant Man: You go low; I'll go high.

Wasp: I have wings. Why would I go low?

I could barely follow the silly, complicated plot partly because this movie is a sequel and I didn't see the original. But the draw here is the imaginative, cartoon like action and the running jokes. We know going in that the good folks will triumph over the bad ones—any other outcome in this kind of movie would be unthinkable.

I especially enjoyed the characters' ability to change the size of their bodies and the size of the objects around them.

Michael Douglas plays the Wasp's father, a scientist with the power to reduce his laboratory building to the size of carry-on luggage.

And the movie's best chase scene relies on size shifting for a lot of its excitement.

The main foil to the Wasp is a character called Ghost who can walk through walls. How do you win a fight with a ghost?

I generally dislike movies full of explosions and over the top fight scenes but when they're done with as much inventiveness and good humor as this, I have no complaints. ANT MAN AND THE WASP is just good summer fun.

Terry Hunter, Hawaii News Now. thunter@hawaiinewsnow.com