Last Tuesday, me, my husband Bruce, and my two kids went to see Ant Man & The Wasp at a local independent theater called the Water Gardens. I loved both the movie and the deal we got on tickets for this first-run, awesome show! First off, though, I have to warn you of the awesomeness of the pictures of us I took at the theater:

Four people standing in front of the Water Gardens movie theater in Pleasant Grove, Utah., waiting for Ant Man & The Wasp to start.

Aren’t we so photogenic?

Three people in candid poses outside a movie theater, waiting to see Ant Man & The Wasp

What’s Ant Man & The Wasp About?

From IMDB:

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Ant Man Review

First off, none of us had seen the first Ant Man movie before seeing this one. While it would have helped us understand the motivations of the characters a little more, it didn’t hamper our enjoyment of this movie. It managed to be both a wonderful visual spectacle, a very funny (like rolling-on-the-floor funny), and action-packed flick, with a touch of emotion. Paul Rudd is the perfect guy to play Scott Lang/Ant Man and Evangeline Lily’s character played his perfect counterbalance. The supporting cast members–primarily Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, and Michelle Pfeiffer–were awesome. For Michael Pena, who I last saw as an astronaut inĀ The Martian, this was quite a different role, but one that he seemed to fit into like a hand fits into a glove. Five stars.

Ant Man character, plus six supporting characters, staring off-screen on top of a red and yellow stripe, with "Ant Man & The Wasp" across the bottom

What’s The Deal?

If you go to the Water Gardens Theater in Pleasant Grove, Utah on a Tuesday, you can get tickets to first-run movies for $5. Five dollars, people. Included with every ticket is a free soda and small popcorn. And the snacks don’t cost more than $3. Ever. You cannot pass that up!

Nutrition Facts, Anyone?

Because it’s a new movie, a transcript is not yet available from which I can get exact counts for profanity, etc., but it is rated PG-13. In my opinion, it’s closer to PG than it is to R because there’s no nudity, some language, and a good amount of violence but no gore. There’s also a strong family message.

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