I laid my feelings out about^( yesterday so I won’t dive too deeply into that again, but suffice to say Ant-Man is a bit of an odd duck in the MCU, and it’s all the better for it. ^( was a comedic heist movie and gave us a nice diversion after the massive blockbuster that was ^( .
Ant-Man and the Wasp follows directly in those footsteps, pulling back down from a massive, universe-spanning film into a prequel that’s smaller, more tightly told, and more character driven. Is it the best Marvel film? No, but it does its job, has Paul Rudd being charming, brings The Wasp in as a full character, delivers on the action, and leaves with a mic drop of a post-credits sequence that had the audience gasping. Not much else to ask for from two of Marvel’s tiniest heroes.