'Ant-Man and the Wasp' first reviews: There are two post-credit scenes fans just can't afford to miss
As has become the tradition with Disney for any major blockbuster releases, the studio arranged an early screening of the 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' on Monday night in Los Angeles.
Marvel's arsenal of comic book adaptations have seldom failed to impress the superhero movie lovers, and the trend won't be any different when Peyton Reed's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' lands in the theaters in the first week of July. As has become the tradition with Disney for any major blockbuster releases, the studio arranged an early screening of the movie on Monday night in Los Angeles.
Aimed at catering to only a select member of the press and media, the first premiere, however, has picked up in the footsteps of Marvel's other box-office successes. Not only were the critics impressed following the latest screening - as evident from the numerous raving reviews that have since been flooding the social media - but also, a lot of early reactions highlighted the lighthearted comedy - an aspect that MCU movies have been banking on for some time now.
"'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is probably the closest Marvel will ever get to #nicecore. there’s no villain! just... mild impediments. And teamwork! I love teamwork. everyone says “quantum” a lot, and then they joke *about* how everyone says “quantum” a lot. fun, funny, and forgettable(sic)," wrote a senior film critic, capturing the frivolous essence of the Ant-Man sequel in his early review.
A second viewer stressed upon the humor part of the Paul-Rudd starrer as well, further bringing into attention the visual effects technologies that the studio has majorly put to use for their shape-shifting heroes' saga. "Ant-Man and The Wasp is strong on the humor, amazing on the visual effects, creative in size manipulation, and clever in its "villains." Great movie," his post read.
Alongside Rudd's character Scott Lang, in the latest release, Evangeline Lilly also packs on some serious punches as she takes on the character of Hope van Dyne. And going by the early verdict, the actress' turn as the Wasp seems to be a bit of a crowd-puller as well.
"Ant-Man and The Wasp was a fantastic sequel. So much fun, so entertaining from start to finish. The Wasp is awesome & Evangeline Lilly is great! Overall, CAN’T wait to see it again!" shared Reel Talk on the Marvel movie.
Another added: "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."
The buzz over the action sequences and the humor-laced plot asides, there's one more thing, however, that fans would rather watch out for - the two post-credit scenes, which many are vouching for in the early reactions.
"Ant-Man and The Wasp has two post-credits scenes you can't afford to miss," writes another critic, adding to the hype machine ahead of MCU's upcoming release.
'Ant-Man and The Wasp' hits theaters in the US on July 6, in Australia on July 5, and on August 3 in the UK.