Did I like it?
Can the MCU even slow down? I mean, it just fucking works. The world building is excellent, the actors and portrayed characters are great, the direction and scores are great. There is nothing to critisize. Okay, some movies aren’t as good as others. Like Iron Man 3 or Thor: The Dark World. But it’s only hit and miss of over twenty movies by now. I will end this intro with a thougt I had when I left the cinema. First: That was fun. Second: Oh, boy. I can tell my grandchildren I was there when the MCU happened. (Or friends who missed it.)
This is only a minor detai, but Ghost’s phasing effects were really darn awesome. This whole flickery, flockery, slippery, sloppery. I liked it. It gave the movie a certain touch that added to its likeability. And by the way: The actress was terrific! The whole pain side, the whole beaten and just wanting to heal was acted great. The whole fictional character shined through. Well done.
+ Reed me
Also minor detail. But the Peyton Reed’s directing was rock solid. Slow movement, fast movement, character focus; all in all very great. I liked the smoothness of the camera work. It blent in very good with the environment and the special effects. I think it is one of the better works in the MCU. The whole play of small things getting bigger and vice versa. Wow. So buttery.
+ The comedy branch
It was also one of the funniest MCU movies. They are usually light hearted by nature, yet this one stood out the most. The handling of comedy, action and drama was top notch. Like my previous points: It was flawlessly interveawed with the story, never felt out of place, cringey or pathetic. I laughed several times.
+/- Techno babble, Marvel-style
I am not the first one critisizing the factor of techno babble. I know it is about science-fiction and a quantum realm so on and so forth. Yet, it felt a bit out of place. Even the character Scott Lang pointed out that „in every sentence appears the word quantum.“ I don’t know if the screenwriters were self-aware or it was them joking. Anyway. It could have been tuned down a bit and not half of the first act trying to explain fictional science.
– For real
It could be the story or the the MCU. But Civil War had the Sokovia Accords and that means it did not belong to Ant-Man and the Wasp. I think the whole realistic-style does not belong into the MCU. It feels awkward and weird when the FBI appears or black market dealer. It makes sense for the story; but not the overall fictional universe. SHIELD makes sense because it is part of the universe and also fictional. To make a point: Don’t let Fox News appear. Please.
Bottom line: Business as usual.
Rudy’s Rating: No SchuG. (No regret for buying a ticket.)