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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2018-07-28 08:18 pm

Ant-Man and the Wasp

I watched Ant-Man and the Wasp and I had a really good time, and not just because it was a few precious hours in a climate controlled environment. (As much of world we are having a heat wave here, and yesterday it was over 33°C, about ten degrees hotter than normal July temperatures. Today there has been a brief respite as in the afternoon with some thunderstorms temperatures fell to 20°C, but the forecast for tomorrow is much higher again, and Monday it's forecast as back to 33°C and staying hot as far as the forecast goes.)

Anyway, to get back from the weather whining, Ant-Man & The Wasp was just a lot of fun, much like the first Ant-Man, though I still don't particularly care about these characters fannishly. But the main action "gimmick" of the changing sizes of people and objects is fun to watch.

I can see the criticisms of those who found the set-up and plot for the antagonist, i.e. how it dealt with the issue of chronic pain as villain motivation and in particular that the pain then got magically fixed at the end, ableist. But to be honest, I'm not a very sensitive audience, and it didn't sour me on the movie.

And I actually found her quite a bit more relatable for desperate actions as some other Marvel movie villains. And of course she only is in that position, because the wealthy white guy, i.e. Hank Pym, just screws over everybody in his scientific career path, especially people of color, whether Ava's father or that black professor who worked with him (sorry, I'm bad with names but the actor also was in CSI), but it also applies to how he relates to and even how he relates to Scott, as a more working class ex-convict and possibly his wife collaborator too, even if her being lost was a genuine accident.

I also really enjoyed the bits of how Scott relates to his daughter, his ex, and her new husband -- it is just really nice to see a happy family in a superhero movie for once, one that remains functional even after a break-up.

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