August Keller

@WritesAugust

At the place where inoffensively safe meets exhaustingly fashionable, we have the core of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While there are many lovely details sprinkled on top of this predictable adventure, Ant-Man‘s sequel is often more interested in pointing to its associated films than telling its own tale. Much of the cast does well to elevate a minimal & passé script and there are enough engaging sequences to make this an above average film. However, because Ant-Man and the Wasp fundamentally attempts so little, it is easily forgotten.

Vivid production choices, genuine comedy & fresh sequences all show up in Ant-Man and the Wasp but that is counterbalanced by embarrassingly formulaic plot points & safe direction. This movie is proficiently packaged but built around a story hardly attempting to connect with its audience. Amusing on the surface yet empty in its heart, Ant-Man and the Wasp is undeniably hallow.

Writing: 4/10
Direction: 5/10
Cinematography: 6/10
Acting: 7/10
Editing: 6/10
Sound: 8/10
Score/Soundtrack: 7/10
Production Design: 7/10
Casting: 8/10
Effects: 7/10

Overall Score: 6.5/10