Charles Ramos

Thu, Jan 31, 11:29 PM (40 minutes ago)

to me

Greetings sports fans and welcome to yet another thrilling adventure of, Vegas Valley Sports Beat. That quirky little column that has been spanning the globe to bring you a constant variety in liberal sports from left field to bring you a constant variety of whatever since 2018.

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I just finished watching Ant-Man And The Wasp and as a lifelong Marvel Comics fan, I was blown away, again. Of all the movies that have come from Marvel and the ever-marvelous mind of Stan Lee, God rest his soul, Ant-Man And The Wasp totally astounded me.
I grew up consuming Marvel and DC comic books at five and ten cents a piece by the ton, and it would be nearly impossible for me to back a favorite super-hero and if I were forced to choose my answer would be the Teen Titans. But Ant-Man And The Wasp is truly an exceptional and moving film that for me was a delightful privilege to watch from start to finish.
Ant-Man played by Paul Rudd teams up with Evangeline Lilly as Hope/The Wasp and her indomitable father Dr. Hank Pym who is played once again by the equally indomitable Michael Douglas.
Ant-Man And The Wasp is a funny, yet hopeful romantic adventure into the brave new frontier of physical reality in a quantum field.  attempt to find Hope’s mother, Janet Van Dyne and bring her back home again.
Janet Van Dyne, as fans of the first Ant-Man movie will recall, has been trapped inside a sub-atomic wilderness in the quantum realm for 30 years. But there is a ghost in the machine that wants to destroy it all in order to save herself from imminent death. A little girl who grew up with her molecules being torn completely apart and put together again every day wants to destroy Dr. Pym’s quantum tunnel in order to end her pain. Wildly the heroes race while the Feds and the villains give chase.
Striving desperately against the sub-atomic clock our heroes fight tooth and nail to find Van Dyne while Michael Peña (who plays Louis), the entire crew of X*CON Security, the full weight of the FBI, a really bad, bad guy Walton Goggins  (who gets his just deserts in the end BTW), Ava The Ghost played by Hannah John-Kamen and Laurence Fishburne chase one another all over San Francisco in a brilliantly produced game of keep away with a high-rise laboratory building that refuses to stay in one place for very long before somebody else comes along and runs off with it again.
It is a wonderfully fun adventure the entire family will love as around and around they go under the capable direction of Peyton Reed,
It’s beautiful, fun and it’s definitely crazy but it’s such a wonderful ride that I give it 12 Gold Stars out of 10. I am awarding Ant-Man And The Wasp 1 extra Gold Star because Stan Lee appears in it, and I contend, ladies and gentlemen that a second much-deserved Gold Star is warranted in this instance because for the first time in my life I sat through an entire movie without smoking a cigarette in my own home when I didn’t have to. It was that mesmerizing for me and it was very moving too. Well played. BRAVO! BRAVO!
I am not one to exaggerate or oversell anything for anybody so I stand by my word. If you and your family have not seen it yet you owe it to yourself and them to do so as soon as possible. That’s a fact.
And if that ain’t enough to make you flip your wig here’s a list of Stan Lee’s projects due out in 2019 courtesy of
Black Widow (executive producer) (pre-production) 2019
Panda vs. Aliens (executive producer) (filming) 2019
The New Mutants (executive producer) (post-production) 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (executive producer) (post-production) 2019
Dark Phoenix (executive producer) (post-production) 2019
Avengers: Endgame (executive producer) (post-production) 2019
Captain Marvel (executive producer) (post-production) 2019