Nerdmudgeon: Ant Man & The Wasp

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Our latest Nerdmudgeon episode covers "Ant Man & The Wasp" and our last was "Thor: Ragnarok" (one of my all-time favorites)! If you have a chance to stop by and listen, we'd sure appreciate it.

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3 Responses to Nerdmudgeon: Ant Man & The Wasp

  1. djuby says:

    Just wondering if we could get an update on the changes to Heromachine , and when we can expect a roll out of the “Post Flash” version?

  2. The Atomic Punk says:

    Thor: Ragnarok

    I always thought that Thor was portrayed as a more of a legacy pledge in a fraternity. Sure, he is from a distinguished family and good stock. However, he parties his way through life. That shoed itself more after Odin’s passing. A rich kid held down by his father’s expectations.

    While Mjölnir was the ever-present reminder of Odin’s wishes, I still was bummed when Hela destroyed perhaps the most iconic weapon in the world. In Thor: Dark World, it almost seemed as Mjölnir was alive or at least had an ego like Dr. Strange’s Cloak of Levitation. Also symbolic is Hela gouging Thor’s eye like she did to her father.

    Love all the Easter eggs in the movie. The statue of Beta Ray Bill. Looking around the scrap heap for different throwbacks, homages, and hints of things to come.

    The story of the Valkyries was a well done instant origin. A great way to introduce Dr. Strange to the Avengers/ Jeff Goldblum was hilarious. Karl Urban as the opportunist Skurge. The evolution of Thor’s character and his relationship with Loki. I even like Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk.

    Parts that were a miss. The repeated use of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song. They should have used it once in the movie during the battle on the Bifrost. And, of course, the loss of the Warriors Three.

    I believe it was Dave who summed up Thor: Ragnarok best. It is an awesome comic book annual made into a movie.

  3. The Atomic Punk says:

    Ant-Man & The Wasp

    Same as Guardian of the Galaxy: Volume 2, Ant-Man & The Wasp was about family and character growth. In Dr. Pym’s case, more of what a jerk he really is. Agent Woo’s awkwardness is hilarious. Paxton’s awkwardness is cringe-worthy.

    Props for the reference to Goliath. This adds to the overall MCU because it tells the audience how secretive S.H.I.E.L.D. and metas were until Iron Man came onto the scene. Tony Stark ripped that band-aid right off.

    The end result is a family / comedy / action movie that takes two hours to introduce the MCU audience to quantum energy. Lots of cute and touching moments separated by fight scenes and special effects. Yes, I finally did watch the movie last night. We all knew that there was going to be at least one more MCU movie. Still, what a cliffhanger!

    Sonny Burch and his gang were completely forgettable. They served only to showcase Wasp’s skills , Luis’ love to talk endlessly and his bro-crush, and a fun high speed chase. Ghost was there to add to the possibilities of quantum energy. Still, the plot and resolution did more to advance the MCU story arc than Thor: Dark World did.

    Tip of the gas mask to the designers, the programmers, the technicians, and the crews for their work on the special effects. Really fast paced action sequences and environments executed cleanly. Also for set design, which I found the drive-in theater to be well-planned and lovingly crafted.