First Ant-Man and the Wasp reactions are in, tease refresher from Avengers Infinity War’s mayhem
Marvel has confidently unleashed the first reactions to Ant-Man and the Wasp onto the internet, which hint at a more self-contained refresher from the mass mayhem of Avengers: Infinity War.Updated: Jun 23, 2018 12:26 IST
The first batch of screenings for Ant-Man and the Wasp were held on Thursday, and in a typically bullish move by Marvel. No embargoes were enforced on social media reactions. The first round of tweets have hit the web, and they’re unanimous in praise for Marvel’s latest superhero movie.
Several critics and lucky audience members said that Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to 2015’s relative gamble, Ant-Man, is a self-contained adventure within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some even said it is a step above the first film, which went on to gross over $500 million worldwide and received largely positive reviews from critics.
The early reactions praise Peyton Reed’s direction, the treatment of Evangeline Lilly’s character, the Wasp, and the overall ‘fun’ nature of the story. As with the first film, Michael Pena’s Luis is said to have stolen his scenes, and Stan Lee’s cameo received special praise.
This continues Marvel’s usual strategy of screening their movies a few weeks ahead of release to build buzz.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is Marvel’s first film since the record-breaking Avengers: Infinity War, which was released in April. Infinity War has grossed over $2 billion worldwide, and with Black Panther still in select theatres, July 6 will mark the first time three Marvel films have been in release at the same time.
The first Ant-Man suffered several set backs on its way to the big screen—original director Edgar Wright departed the project at the last moment due to creative differences, and Marvel chief Kevin Feige brought on Reed to take over the reigns.
Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer among others, Ant-Man and the Wasp will introduce fans to the Quantum Realm, which is rumoured to have an impact on Avengers 4’s time-travel and alternate reality aspects. The film will release in India on July 13.
Check out reactions here:
What a year for Marvel! Absolutely loved #AntManAndTheWasp. Stellar ensemble and the humor is spot on. (Laughed myself to tears during one sequence!) The tech is used to great effect yet again. Unique, highly entertaining ride I can’t wait to go on again.— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man is my favorite Marvel movie. This is the sequel I'd been hoping for. I was grinning from ear to ear from start to finish. Irresistibly good fun. As exciting as it is funny, it locks along nicely and it's visually stunning! #antmanandthewasp pic.twitter.com/7tLSv84ujb— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man & The Wasp is crazy fun. Very self-contained, but brimming with energy, and full of cool and creative surprises. Super funny, and the entire cast is wonderful. I had a blast! pic.twitter.com/2lCeUGvzHW— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp is a lot of fun. At its best when it’s almost an over the top silly comedy, less so when it’s about the comic booky villain driven moments. Some fantastic miniature/maxature action sequences. @realmichaelpena steals the show again.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 23, 2018
#AntManAndTheWasp is cool and all, but the end credit scene is the best part of the whole film and the only thing I can think about right now.— Kylie Erica Mar (@KylieEricaMar) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp = almost Doctor Strange levels of wacky. Also AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. To sum up: 👍👍— Phil Owen (@philrowen) June 23, 2018
Dug the heck out of #AntManAndTheWasp. Clever and charming with lots of heart. It’s a bit exposition heavy, but otherwise a damn delight. One gag had me laughing so hard I was in tears and the post-credits scene is easily one of Marvel’s best.— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) June 23, 2018
I have emerged from #AntManAndTheWasp and bring good news. This movie is a total blast. Liked it more than the original (which I dug). It’s remains self-contained in the crazy MCU of it all, which is a good thing. Doesn’t ignore its connections to that world, though.— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) June 23, 2018
In a surprise to no one @MrPeytonReed's #AntManAndTheWasp is a ton of fun and had the crowd laughing beginning to end. @MarvelStudios has yet another winner. @Kevfeige makes it look so easy when we all know what he's done is next to impossible. pic.twitter.com/coixY7LG40— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 23, 2018
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First Published: Jun 23, 2018 12:25 IST