Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Craig Silliphant0
Ant-man and The Wasp – Blu ray and Digital Review
The blu ray and digital release of Marvel’s Ant-man and The Wasp is upon us! We look at the release and all its special features.
I really liked the insanity of Avengers: Infinity War, but dialing things back to a more straightforward and down-to-Earth adventure for Ant-man and The Wasp was a great move for the Marvel Movie Machine (Dan agreed in his review). I’m not really adding anything to what Dan said, but I agree — it was a nice palate cleanser in between universal wars with one of the more relatable characters in the MCU. He gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, but he’s really easy to like. And it was a nice vehicle for a female hero, with The Wasp kicking a lot of butts and taking a lot of names. And please, let me have some of whatever is keeping Michelle Pfieffer so amazing.
Ant-man and The Wasp hits home video with a great blu ray and digital release. The sound and picture are top notch, as good as theatrical quality — in fact, on the right system (and without some idiot checking his cell phone in the dark theatre), maybe better.
The special features could be a bit stronger, especially considering how awesome the recent home video releases for Marvel and Disney have been. However, any misgivings I had were put to rest with the inclusion of a great commentary from director Peyton Reed. (Oh, and perhaps with a Tim Heidecker gag reel).
The making of featurettes are enjoyable enough, though they kind of lean into stock EPK territory.
Back in the Ant Suit: Scott Lang
A Suit of Her Own: The Wasp
Subatomic Superheroes: Hank & Janet
Quantum Perspective: The VFX and Production Design of Ant-Man and the Wasp – this one is probably one of the more interesting featurettes as it gives you some background to the cool visuals (and the quantum realm) in the movie.
Gag Reel and Outtakes – gag reels ain’t what they used to be, but this one is worth it for all the different readings of the Stan Lee cameo line (in fact, there were better ones in there than what was chosen for the final film). And as I mentioned, there was a Tim Heidecker outtake reel, which was fun.
Deleted Scenes – just a couple of quick ones.
Overall, Ant-man and The Wasp is probably not the best release of the year for features, but totally worth it for the commentary (not to mention, a great little movie). I’ll be proud to put this one on the shelf next to the first movie.
Make Mine Marvel!