As things go, Ant Man and the Wasp was exactly the movie I needed to see. If you’re a fan of the Marvel movies, or even if you aren’t, it’s fun, fast paced, and humorous. The risks are dire and personal, this isn’t a movie where they’re fighting an alien of ridiculous power and strength. These are people dealing with problems that make sense (even if some of those problems involve quantum mechanics).
It’s a movie that doesn’t hesitate to use humor to diffuse a tense situation and where the nonsensical is an acceptable route for problem-solving. It rewards the audience for paying attention. It also does a great job of showing that super-powers don’t necessarily solve problems and often times makes things more complicated. It does all that without being preachy or boring, while still giving you enough time to process everything that’s happened.
And yeah, it ties into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America Civil War and Infinity War. At this point, I’m having a difficult time thinking of a movie they haven’t done well enough to be entertaining. Ant Man and the Wasp is fun, engaging, and there’s enough interesting emotional and “real” world problems that I really found myself on the edge of my seat. So if you haven’t already seen it, go watch it already.