The Oscar Project
The July 4th holiday is over, all the fireworks have been spent, so how it's time to see if there are any fireworks from the latest Marvel film to hit theaters.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
It may feel like the first Ant-Man film just came out, but when I looked it up, it was actually almost three years ago. Since then there have been seven other Marvel film, only the first of which (Captain America: Civil War) featured Paul Rudd's Ant-Man character.
One of the big talking points of the blogosphere and bulletin boards at the end of April was the question about where Ant-Man was in the latest Avengers film. Well, prepare for your answers this weekend.
Many have pointed out that there is a level of superhero fatigue with all the Marvel and DC Comics films that have been released over the last several years. As much as I love these films, I'm starting to feel it as well. The good news is Marvel is taking a break until next March but will be back in full swing at that point.
Until then, enjoy something with a little more fun and humor than the downer that was Avengers: Infinity War. Ant-Man and the Wasp promises to be funny and able to laugh at itself. Rudd looks just a funny as usual, while playing off the larger role of Evangeline Lilly's Wasp in this film. Michael Peña's Luis provides additional comic relief as he tries to crack Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) hard exterior.
All in all, this looks to be a fun summer movie but likely won't get any buzz at Oscar time.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?