Because it was released after Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War. Both of which were huge successes. Therefore, Marvel Studios deliberately made Ant-Man and the Wasp a funny, lighthearted, and family-centered film. It’s like, if Black Panther is an appetizer that makes you drool and Avengers: Infinity War is a delicious main course, then this second Ant-Man film is a refreshing dessert.
Because the story is quite funny, light, and family-centered, Ant-Man and the Wasp received a PG-13 rating from the censorship agency. However, even so, Kevin Feige stated, this film is still a superhero film that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Including, by children under the age of 13 years.
The family atmosphere will indeed feel thick in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Moreover, there are children’s characters in this film. Namely: Cassie Lang (Abby Ryder Fortson). Scott Lang’s only daughter. In the Marvel comic version, it is said, like her father, as a teenager, Cassie will also become a superhero. The one called Stature. In fact, it was rumored that the teenage version of Cassie would appear in the Avengers 4 film later. Which, reportedly, will be played by Emma Furhmann.
And, as a result, Marvel Studios’ quest to make Ant-Man and the Wasp an entertaining spectacle, it seems, has paid off. After holding the world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, two weeks ago (25/6), the critics gave quite a positive response. The second Ant-Man film is considered a little better than the first film. The story is easy to follow. Suitable for families. With a fresh sense of humour. Anyway, really funny. In addition, the visualization and special effects are also cool.
However, apart from the positive responses, there were also some critics who thought the story of Ant-Man and the Wasp was too light. In fact, some say, this film is not a superhero film, but purely a comedy film. Because the element of humor is too dominant. In addition, this film also does not have a strong main villain.
However, even so, whatever the opinion of the critics, Marvel Studios remains optimistic that Ant-Man and the Wasp will surpass its predecessor. Which, at that time, earned revenues of over USD 500 million. In fact, for this inaugural weekend, they dare to target revenues of up to USD 80 million.
Oh yes. As in previous MCU films, Stan Lee also made a cameo appearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp. This time, he felt a Pym Tech-style resizing sensation. In addition, there will also be post-credit scenes at the end of this 118 minute film. And, interestingly, according to Paul Rudd, the scene relates to Avengers: Infinity War. So, don’t rush home yet!
The Incredibles tells the story of a super-silly superhero family. Namely: Parr Family. Which consists of Bob. All of which have super powers. Including, the Jack-Jack. That’s still a baby. Superpower Jack-Jack first appeared when he was kidnapped by a villain named Syndrome in the first The Incredibles film. The cute baby can turn into very heavy metal, into a fireball, and, in fact, can become a very strong little demon.