The best superhero stories admit that superheroes are ridiculous

Ant Man and the Wasp has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, including a fight that weaponizes a human-sized Hello Kitty Pez dispenser, and a sequence that turns Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), into a kind of adult toddler. In that sequence, he has to visit his daughter’s elementary school to pick up an important bit of tech. He tries to shrink to insect-size to sneak into the building, but the regulator on his costume that lets him change sizes is malfunctioning, and he ends up about three feet tall — child size. He has to put on a child’s sweatshirt and pretend to be a student in order to sneak past the hall monitor. When he finally gets out of the building and into his partners’ waiting SUV, his scientist associate Hank Pym…

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