It’s fast, silly fun and continuously inventive, amusingly self-aware while still holding reverence for its origins.
The acting was pretty par for the course for a movie of this type. The lone standout to me was the performance of Isabela Moner as Dora. This young actress really carried the show.
I think every character actor should get at least one kick at the can as lead in a film, now Pena has had co-leads before but here he’s front and center and it’s nice to see, he’s a very underrated actor who can do both comedy and heavy drama and that’s not easy.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, while not strictly mining for laughs, is never overly serious. It’s even shorter than other recent Marvel movies, never outstaying its welcome. Like heavy metal power ballads, the film may not be among the most essential entries in the franchise, but like the first Ant-Man, it’s a welcome change of pace. Even fanboys need an occasional breather.
They’ve nailed the formula at this stage, they know what fans want and they bring their A game every time now. It’s a more than worthy addition to the collection.
Possession movies are tricky, along with the Slasher movie it might be the most cliched horror sub-genre, they tend to be paint by numbers productions. Now the one thing with this film it gives us a two for one, it’s a possession movie and an anti-christ movie, fun wow.