"Ant-Man and the Wasp"

In the credits, it looked like twelve people wrote the screenplay. In reality, there were five: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer, Paul Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari. Full layers comprised the story including two villains Sonny Burch (Walter Goggins) and Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). The hopeful work to bring Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) back from the quantum realm, where she had been stuck for thirty years. The story picks up well from where Ant-Man was last. 

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly have remarkable chemistry. I did not see "Ant-Man" in theaters but my motivation to see this film was Evangeline on the poster, commanding as Hope Pym/The Wasp. I love that she is not just the love interest. Hope is funny, compassionate and strong. Paul Rudd is the pulse of the film. Michael Douglas as Hank Pym is afforded moments to be comedic. Michael Peña is outstanding with solid comedic timing. Michelle Pfeiffer is wonderful. Abby Ryder Fortson, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Randall Park and Laurence Fishburne form a humorous and stellar supporting cast. 

Although Hannah John-Kamen is stunning as Ghost, the evolution of how Ghost came to be was corny and ordinary. Why are women who are villains, at least regarding Marvel films, the product of their father's ego and revenge? 

The spirit of San Francisco is alive in the action visioned by director Peyton Reed and the location scout. The CGI is also visceral and sharp. 

And of course, what is a Marvel film without a Stan Lee cameo and the audience going silent when the end credits appear? Spoiler alert: Both happen.