Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp 'perfectly cast'

Marvel's first blockbuster superhero rom-com has just hit cinemas, and it features romance and comedy between an ant and a wasp.

After his most excellent small to large cameo in Civil War, Ant-Man is back headlining his own movie. This time, he's sharing the banner with The Wasp.

In Ant-Man and the Wasp, the marvellous Evangeline Lilly is fully equipped to take charge as the pair - along with her dad, Dr Hank Pym - launch a heartfelt mission to find her mother.

Heart is likely the keyword here, as both the story and performances work the emotional triggers more than the funny bone.

Michal Pena and his comedy trio feel a little more forced this time around as they try to recreate the magic of their debut, but they still brought a smile to my dial.

Paul Rudd is so perfectly cast as Ant-Man and the chemistry with Lilly is organic and very cool. The story itself is diverting enough, and has enough action and pace to keep most concentration spans entertained, not to mention it's nicely PG for the school holiday audiences.

Hard-core Marvel fans will know this - stay for the closing credits. There's an extra scene you must not miss.

Three-and-a-half stars.