*If you haven’t seen Ant-Man and the Wasp and don’t want spoilers, read with caution*
In July I saw the Marvel movie called Ant-Man and the Wasp. If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you might know that I have said I don’t watch Marvel movies. This is because, after getting somewhat into them in 2016, I realized the violence, language and overall profanity was too much for me and I felt convicted about watching them.
However, some friends were going to see Ant-Man and the Wasp, so after watching the trailer and looking at Christian reviews, I decided to try it. To my surprise, it was one of the best movies I have ever seen, and by far the best Marvel movie that I have seen.
This movie definitely exceeded my expectations. If you have ever seen Marvel movies, you know they are full of violence. I cannot watch violence personally, and felt God convict me about it. In Captain America: Winter Solider, a character is tortured and brain washed, becoming a slave to the “bad guys,” and in other movies, there is much war and blood.
However, Ant-Man and the Wasp was different. The movie was about how the wife of the man who created Ant-Man’s suit (Hank) is stuck in this place called the Quantam Realm and now they must save her. After years of creating, Hank has created a way of going in and rescuing his wife.
However, there is a man who turns his back on Hank and his daughter and decides he wants to steal their invention and get into the Quantam Realm. There is also a villain named “Ghost” who wants to steal it too.
At first I thought the villain was kinda creepy, but then they explained her back story and I was super intrigued. When “Ghost” was younger, there was an explosion which killed her father and left her with a weird disease. This disease caused her cells to be broken apart and thus, she could walk through walls and disappear much like a ghost. However, this disease also caused her much pain and she was dying, which is why she wanted so badly to get into the Quantam Realm to find a cure to her illness.
Unlike other Marvel movies, this movie was focused on unity and family. I especially liked how the villain in this movie wasn’t your typical villain. She was simply a girl who was struggling and was dying and needs a solution. She is desperate, and that is why she is evil. In the end of the movie, she finds a solution to her problem and seems to become good, which rarely happens in movies, especially Marvel.
The humor in this movie was HYSTERICAL. Oh, my, word. My friends and I were laughing a lot. It was also clean, which is pretty amazing to see in a mainstream movie.
The only issue I have with this movie is that there was language. It was words you could easily hear by going to school/grocery store/etc, but still, I feel it was not needed. It’s kind of sad to me that this movie was so great otherwise, but they had to add something that truly wasn’t necessary.
Rather than leaving this movie and feeling saddened by the violence and disturbed, I left feeling like I had spent my time well by watching this movie. I laughed a lot and (surprisingly) genuinely enjoyed this movie without having any huge issues with it.
I’m not saying I don’t think language is wrong, and I don’t watch many things with language in it. However, since that was the only issue I could see, Biblical;y, along with a divorce & some romance things and some slight violence, I think the movie was a good one.
I would definitely recommend this movie to those who are over the age of 12. I don’t normally do movie reviews here on Salt and Light, but I wanted to share my thoughts today because this movie truly surprised me.
Have you seen Ant Man and the Wasp? What did you think?