Five Reasons You’ll Love It - July 24, 2018

Ant-Man And The Wasp - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Ant-Man And The Wasp - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

After the all-out destruction of Avengers: Infinity War, it’s time for Marvel to offer up some much-needed light-relief, and that arrives in the second instalment of Ant-Man, the follow-up to 2015’s hit adventure.

In the sequel, which is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and before Avengers: Infinity War, we find Paul Rudd's Scott Lang trying to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, all while under house arrest after his intervention in Captain America: Civil War.

Then he’s forced into a dangerous new mission when his mentor and Ant-Man inventor Hank Pym asks him to rescue Pym's wife from the quantum realm, requiring him to team up with the new Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly.

Starring alongside Rudd and Lily are Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, T.I, Judy Greer, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne and Walton Goggins.

Peyton Reed, who stepped in at the last minute to take over from Edgar Wright on the original movie, is back in the director’s chair once again.

It’s been out in the US for a little while, but thanks to the World Cup, we’ve had to wait a bit longer in the UK.

The film finally arrives in cinemas on August 3rd and will be available to pre-order from hmv’s online store on the same day, but before that, we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you’ll love it…

 

It’s very funny…

After the weight and heft of Infinity War, we could do with a laugh and that’s provided many times over here.

 

It’s a lean, zippy watch…

Clocking in at 118 minutes, this is a lean, fat-free experience, the movie zips along at quite a click. There’s zero chance you’ll be bored.

 

The action set pieces are top notch…

The action has really stepped up from the first movie, there are some brilliant fight sequences and a brilliant car chase. The ante has most definitely been upped.

 

Rudd and Lily are great, but Michael Peña steals the show…

Peña’s Luis, Lang’s motormouth best friend, was a real highlight of the first Ant-Man and he’s on equally excellent form in the sequel. He’s got a lot of the best gags and he’s a really charming presence throughout.

 

The quantum realm is quite something...

Trippy, mesmerising and beautifully designed, it’s a real spectacle.

 

Ant-Man And The Wasp will be released into UK cinemas on August 2nd and will be available to pre-order from hmv’s online store on the same day.

To check out the complete Marvel back catalogue in hmv’s online, click here.

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