Ant-Man and the Wasp 1.0 stars

Ant-Man and the Wasp movie poster

“Amiable” is the big aim here for director Peyton Reed. Pleasant rather than pleasurable. Amusing rather than funny. Diverting rather than delightful. Having gone full Gotterdammerung with Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel gets modest and zings to the opposite extreme for the featherweight tale of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), a man seeking to rescue his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) from her 30-year exile in the Quantum Realm. But to succeed in his quest, he needs help from Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), the man who effectively ruined his post-wife life by stealing his size-shifting supersuit and heading off to Germany to break a treaty in Captain America: Civil War. Not only that, Lang’s decision also squelched his romance with Pym’s daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly). Lots of potential for small-scale (hey-o!) interpersonal drama here, but you’d never know it from the principals, who skip over the emotional depths like so many water bugs skittering on the surface of a pond. The setup may be for a love story, but the story is pure caper flick, with multiple parties scrambling to get their hands on Pym’s shrinkable laboratory while simultaneously dodging the law. Which would be okay and maybe even fun were it not for the frequent presence of a gruesome ghost haunting the proceedings: a woman in constant physical and emotional agony who is trying desperately not to die. A weirdly disturbing fly in the amiable ointment. 2018.

Matthew Lickona

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, July 18

11:15am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

10:30am, 11:40am, 1:20pm, 2:40pm, 4:10pm, 5:45pm, 7:10pm, 8:45pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, July 18

10:30am, 11:40am, 1:20pm, 2:40pm, 4:10pm, 5:45pm, 7:10pm, 8:45pm, 10:10pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

10:00am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:15pm, 10:00pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, July 18

11:00am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:15pm, 10:00pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, July 18

11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, July 18

12:00pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:10pm

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11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:10pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, July 18

11:30am, 12:15pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

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Wednesday, July 18

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AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

10:00am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:15pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, July 18

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10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:45pm, 10:45pm

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Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:15am, 1:15pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:45pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, July 18

10:00am, 11:45am, 1:15pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:45pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:45pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Wednesday, July 18

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm, 11:00pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

9:05am, 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:25pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 9:45pm, 10:45pm

Wednesday, July 18

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

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Wednesday, July 18

10:50am, 11:30am, 12:25pm, 1:45pm, 2:05pm, 3:20pm, 4:55pm, 6:00pm, 6:50pm, 8:00pm, 9:50pm, 10:45pm

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LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:30am, 2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

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LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions

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Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

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Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

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Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

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10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 1:55pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 4:50pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:50pm, 9:00pm, 10:45pm

Wednesday, July 18

11:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:00pm, 7:50pm, 10:45pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:30pm

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11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:15pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:50pm, 3:45pm, 6:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:15pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, July 18

10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:50pm, 3:45pm, 6:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:15pm, 10:15pm

Thursday, July 19

10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:50pm, 3:45pm, 6:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:15pm, 10:15pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, July 18

10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Thursday, July 19

10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, July 18

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Thursday, July 19

10:00am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:15pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

9:15am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm, 10:45pm

Wednesday, July 18

9:15am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm, 10:45pm

Thursday, July 19

9:15am, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 7:30pm, 10:45pm

United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

12:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:35pm, 6:00pm, 7:25pm, 9:00pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, July 18

12:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:35pm, 6:00pm, 7:25pm, 9:00pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, July 19

12:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:35pm, 6:00pm, 7:25pm, 9:00pm, 10:10pm

Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-437-6161 | Directions

Tuesday, July 17

2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Wednesday, July 18

2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Thursday, July 19

2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Comments

James_hermann July 7, 2018 @ 3:35 a.m.

You loved Coco which was a little boy trying to save himself from the underworld. But you can't take in a Marvel movie where a female character is trying hard not to die. You're hypocritical to say if someone looks distressed im gonna give this movie a 1/5. If this movie gets that score then all avengers should get that cause in most of their movies people die. Go watch some cartoons where characters never die for your own taste. Marvel movies is not for your age, but for younger audience. Don't pull them away old man.

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