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Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review: Marvels first-ever "forgettable" flick!

by Unik Dhandhi, Friday, July 13, 2018

Marvel Studios are known for keeping the bar of impressing audience very high. But with the second installment of the Ant-Man, Marvel seems to lose the track of their USP.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp failed to impress the Marvel-fans. In fact, the second installment of the Ant-Man is more forgettable than your ex's contact number.

Well! Let us briefly explain what went wrong with this Marvel-flick. The major issue with this movie was that the makers were under immense pressure while keeping up with rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's movies.

First of all, the director of the previous installment of the Ant-Man was swapped with Peyton Reed due to creative differences. And honestly, director Reed failed to recreate the magic of the first installment.

It is visible in the movie that there were tons of conflicting ideas which led to the confusion in the script. Reed was an active participant in the film’s development, and he worked with its six credited screenwriters and yet he failed in leading the movie to a brighter path.

Being a Marvel movie, it has narrative, thematic and musical continuity for keeping up with the Marvel trademark. Instead of focussing on the personal dynamics of its terrific cast - like the last time, the interpersonal exchanges are easily the highlight of the film - Reed relies too much on science-y gobbledegook to fill in the gaps. Molecules are destabilised, rays are detracted and coils are depolarised - all of which sounds even more head-scratchingly unnecessary when spoken by an actor of Michael Douglas’ calibre.

So in brief, Ant-Man and the Wasp is only a one-time watch. We will give this movie 3 out of 10 stars.


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