Coronavirus got you down? 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is the perfect movie to help you beat the lockdown blues
Scott does a lot of things in the movie, including learning close-up magic, all as part of an effort to keep himself sane and entertain his daughter Cassie while under house arrest
There are only so many ways to keep yourself entertained while stuck at home by yourself. It's a fact of life that we're all slowly learning but one man realized it long before COVID-19 even broke out and that man is Scott Lang / Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' may not have broken records the way 'Avengers: Endgame' did but our present scenario does put the movie in a new light. In it, Scott is forced to find new ways to keep himself occupied while under house arrest as a result of him taking Captain America's (Chris Evans) side in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Scott does a lot of things in the movie, including learning close-up magic, all as part of an effort to keep himself sane and entertain his daughter Cassie Lang (Abby Ryder Fortson). At the time of the movie's release, we found it pretty funny but who's laughing now?
The lockdown similarities aside, 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' was a solid movie with fun for the whole family to enjoy. Plus, the post-credits scene at the end of the film directly ties into 'Avengers: Endgame' so it is a must-watch for anyone planning to undertake an epic rewatching of the Infinity Saga.
Despite technically masterminding the plan that saved the day in 'Avengers: Endgame', Ant-Man is still a terribly underappreciated character. Unlike certain other heroes who won't be named, Scott never bullied people into becoming supervillains or ditched his buddies and messed up continuity to go sleep with a woman who he briefly had a thing for 70-odd years ago.
Scott Lang may not get the credit he deserves but he saved the world and was nice to everyone while doing it in classic Paul Rudd fashion and maybe rewatching this movie will make you realize why he's the best Avenger (though one could argue it's the rat).
Here's the official synopsis for the superhero film: "Despite being under house arrest, Scott Lang, along with the Wasp, sets out to help Dr Hank Pym to enter the quantum realm as they face new enemies along the way."
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is currently available for streaming on Netflix. The movie was first released in theaters on July 6, 2018.