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Does 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' live up to the hype?

The highly-anticipated "Ant-Man and the Wasp" hits theaters on Friday, July 6. While the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is enormously well received, some argue the entry is too small. Skeptics say it's hard to top "Infinity War" and "Black Panther," and it's impossible to live up such high expectations. Others argue the blockbuster doesn't have to live up to previous MCU entries, and "AMATW" will most likely be a giant at the box office. What do you think? 🐜

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Below is the synopsis of "Ant-Man and the Wasp," per Rotten Tomatoes

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: "Ant-Man and The Wasp." In the aftermath of "Captain America: Civil War," Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

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The ending to the blockbuster is garnering raves!

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And "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is getting a gigantic amount of praise. The film holds a fresh rating of 87 percent thus far on Rotten Tomatoes. Overall, the film is meant to be a fun summer blockbuster, unlike the cultural significance of "Black Panther" and high stakes of "Infinity War." The New York Times' Manohla Dargis writes:

Marvel Studios likes to supersize everything — its heroes, blowups, runtimes, opening theaters, market share and so on. In its world of over-muscled giant slayers, the wee superhero Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) has proved an anomaly because, even when he expands from ant-size to giant, he remains a regular guy, one of life’s little people. That’s still very much the case in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” an engaging goof that resists bludgeoning you with bigness and instead settles for good vibes and jokes. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! [Squints.] It’s a surprisingly enjoyable summer romp!
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But Comic Book Debate's Sheraz Farooqi argues "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is a safe summer blockbuster that doesn't live up to the previous MCU entries like "Black Panther" and "Infinity War." He writes:

You’ll see the word “safe” being used a lot for this film, and for good reason. Ant-Man And The Wasp plays like a child’s superhero film, bringing with it many tropes, a constant and consistent feeding of humor, laughs and bright action to have most younger audiences captivated by the film. In many ways, it’s your “average” Marvel film. It features many aspects of the Marvel formula, both good and bad. The acting and tone of the film is mostly on par with the original Ant-Man but it also has an equally poor variety of villains, ranging from generic to almost cartoonish. In some ways, Ant-Man And The Wasp suffers most because of its direct predecessors. Following up the groundbreaking and formula shattering effort of Black Panther and the action packed, layered and herculean titan that is Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man And The Wasp doesn’t come close to matching the level of emotion, spectacle and grandeur of those films.
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