MCU Rewatch: Ant-Man and the Wasp was unlucky it had to follow Infinity War

Thinking back to my first time watching the sequel to one of the more dubious Marvel movie concepts back when Ant-Man and the Wasp came out, I remember thinking the movie was not all that; a pale imitation of the first one. Having gone back and watched it again for only the second time since June of 2018, I came to a realisation.

Ant-Man and the Wasp’s biggest problem wasn’t that it was a weaker movie than it’s predecessor, it was that it had the misfortune of being the movie that had to follow Infinity War. A problem the last movie didn’t have when it was coming off the back of the sour taste Ultron had left in many people’s mouths.

Before I get any deeper though, this is coming to the end of a year long series where I go back and watch all of the movies of the MCU from the beginning. If you want to see the archive of posts so far then look no further than this here link. Otherwise, I’ll get into Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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MCU Rewatch: Ant-Man is one of the best character movies to come out of the MCU

Before this movie came out, Ant-Man seemed like a character that Marvel would struggle to bring to the MCU. In hindsight, that seems like is ridiculous statement. Now, the character seems like a perfect fit for the shared universe where nothing is outside of the realm of possibility.

But back in 2015, there were a lot of concerns surrounding it and whether Marvel Studios could realise what is inherently one of their more goofy premises when it comes to turning one of their characters into a “serious” live action movie… this being something people thought in a post Rocket Raccoon and Groot world.

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Mid-Week Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel have produced banger after banger this past couple of years. Playing with expectations and mixing up the formula to keep their 10 year old franchise fresh, even keeping its more jaded fans on their toes. After Infinity War, it felt like a mart move to release a movie with a more lighthearted nature after Thanos had his way with the universe.

Mid-Week Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

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