Ranking: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Missed Ant-Man and the Wasp in the theaters, so I watched it with my family at home a few weeks ago. (I reviewed the original Ant-Man back in 2015 here.) In it, we revisit Scott Lang, who is now under year-long house arrest following the events in the first movie, with his parole officer Randall Park eager to catch him breaking the rules so he can send him to prison for a long time. Throughout the movie, various complications come up with inventor Hank Pym and his daughter Hope van Dyne, who Scott is kind of in love with, that require Scott to leave the house in the Ant-Man costume, only to try to rush back to the house before Randall can notice his absence.

Of course, Ant-Man can get small and talk to ants (and so can Hope Van Dyne, in her own costume as the Wasp), and back in Captain America: Civil War, we also learned he can reverse the sizing process to get really big. The movie also introduces Bill Foster, an African-American inventor who was once partners with Hank Pym before they had a falling out. (Comics fans know that Bill Foster is the alter-ego of hero Goliath.) Though he’s not himself evil, Bill Foster has allied himself with the movie’s main villain, Ghost, who can alter her body’s molecular structure and walk through walls or any other object, solidifying parts of her body–say, her fist–to pummel an enemy. But she doesn’t have total control of her abilities and is slowly disintegrating, something Bill Foster is trying to help her avoid.

So I’m not sure I have a lot to say about it, except it was a fun movie! Fast-paced, funny, kids enjoyed it. I put it in the Pretty Good category, ranked right about where the original was.

I have previously ranked Aquaman, Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers movies, the Batman moviesBlack PantherCaptain America: Civil WarDr. StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy 2LoganMan of Steel, the Man-Thing, the non-Marvel and non-DC comic movies, the other DC movies, the Spider-Man moviesSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the summer 2015 comic movies, the Superman moviesThor: RagnarokWonder Woman, and the X-Men movies.

As ever, my ranking system is
Green=excellent  Blue=pretty good  Black=Okay  Red=avoid


Here’s the master list of all comics movies I’ve rated so far, in order from best to worst:

American Splendor
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Iron Man
Heavy Metal (1981)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Superman (1978)
Captain America
Wonder Woman (2017)
Batman Begins (2005)
Captain America: Civil War
Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier
Spider-Man (2002)
X-Men 2: X-Men United
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Superman II
Batman (1989)
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Dr. Strange
The Dark Knight (2008)
Logan (2017)
Iron Man 3
The Wolverine (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Sin City (2005)
X-Men: First Class
X-Men (2000)
Black Panther
Man of Steel (2013)
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
Swamp Thing (1982)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Iron Man 2
Watchmen (2009)
Batman Forever (1995)
Superman Returns (2006)
Thor 2: The Dark World
Incredible Hulk (2008)
Mystery Men (1999)
Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Man-Thing (2005)
Superman III
Supergirl (1984)
X-Men 3: Last Stand
Hulk (2003)
Fritz the Cat (1972)
Batman and Robin (1997)
Batman Returns (1992)
Superman IV

Amazing Spider-Man (2012) (Haven’t seen)
Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (Haven’t seen)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (Haven’t seen)
Batman (1966) (Haven’t seen)
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Haven’t seen)
Catwoman (Haven’t seen)
Constantine (Haven’t seen)
Deadpool (Haven’t seen)
Green Lantern (Haven’t seen)
Hellboy (Haven’t seen)
Judge Dredd (Haven’t seen)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) (Haven’t seen)
V for Vendetta (Haven’t seen)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Haven’t seen)

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