Antman and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) - 2018

This is a really complicated movie.  And, it was more difficult for me since I have not seen Ant-Man (2015).  This truly is a sequel that assumes the viewer has seen the first movie.  Michael Douglas is the brilliant scientist who knows how to shrink people and buildings.  He has every possible piece of high-tech equipment that any geek could have in his laboratory.  Apparently, he has unlimited funds to do all of this.  The director and the characters do not try to explain this technology.  There is some techno-babble here and there but it is mostly non-sensical.  However, if you can get past the nonsense, this is a very entertaining film.  The great ensemble cast makes it work.  Paul Rudd is under FBI house-arrest for some reason; and Evangeline Lilly wants to find her mother who somehow has become lost in microworld.  Rudd is supported by a crew of loyal cohorts led by Michael Pena who steals every scene.  The action devolves into a series of chase scenes loosely disguised as a "Super-Hero" movie.  Michelle Pfeiffer is radiant.  I should probably see the 2015 movie someday to find out what this was all about.  [JAM 7/14/2018]