Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) (mini-review++)


(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

acting 7

directing 7 

effects 9

editing 8

writing 6


3.7 out of 5 🐙


This sequel maintains the lighthearted one of the original and does a nice job of setting up a major plot point in Avengers: Endgame. Paul Rudd is as charming as ever and Evangeline Lilly puts him in his place much to the delight of the audience. The flashback storytelling is still super funny but it’s not new anymore so it loses just a quantum zone (see what I did there?) of effect. Michael Pena is still a comic standout in a movie full of funny people, funny dialogue, and funny scenes. 



Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so.

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant). 

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