Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13)
Reed's 2015 film, one of the unlikelier entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, dispensed with the typical heroics and focused on the humor inherent in its concept: Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) was simply trying to get back into the good graces of his estranged family, especially his young daughter.
This time, Scott gets wrapped up in the efforts of his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hank's daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) to help retrieve Hank's beloved and long-presumed-dead wife Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the Quantum Realm, that dreaded subatomic dimension. Hank and Hope have built a tunnel to that dimension, complete with a tiny submarine-type doohickey they can ride in. But such a setup is apparently not enough to power a whole superhero movie, so we've got a super-villain, too: Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). There's also Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins), a corrupt restaurateur and businessman who wants Hank's laboratory. The movie is just clogged with incident.
Ant-Man and the Wasp keeps the conflicts relatively inconsequential, but piles them indifferently atop one another as if to reach a prescribed level of momentousness.