Summer flicks you may have missed
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Antman and Wasp
The sequel fails to live up to the bar set by its predecessor. It has good action sequences as most superhero films have nowadays, but the humor of the film fails to make the audience laugh most of the time. The movie is so fast paced that it becomes hard to follow some key plot points and characters’ backstories. This fault is evident in the main villain’s development which doesn’t allow viewers to understand the antagonist.
The film’s comedic mood is a needed change of pace for the superhero genre after the intense drama of Avengers: Infinity War. Ultimately the film doesn’t leave a lasting impression – until the post-credits scenes.
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the most confusing action movie of the summer. Every piece of dialogue is spoken too quickly for the average viewer to hear, confusing the viewer in every scene. However, the action sequences are incredible and leave audience members on the edges of their seats. The few key character moments in the film resonate with the audience, but the movie seems to continue on and on with no end in sight. The villains are too predictable and confusing to take any interest in, leaving viewers mildly disappointed.
Surprisingly, this sequel does an even better job as a family-friendly superhero film than the original, which is a pretty hard feat to accomplish considering how iconic the first film is. The villain is very predictable but still manages to capture the viewer’s attention consistently. Each character receives enough character-building to the point where the audience can empathize with anyone. While it does overtly try to be relevant to current times, it succeeds in leading the audience to think about our society’s current values, something Disney and Pixar prove they’ve mastered time and time again.