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No. This is decidedly not a post about insect prevention. It is, instead, a review of two of the movies listed as unwatched on my Rankings page. 

Those movies are the MCU's Ant-Man and the Wasp and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The two Ant-Man movies are anomalies to me. The reason why is because they are two of the most enjoyable movies in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and, yet, they're also two of the most confusing movies. Why? It's this whole quantum realm thing that's infused throughout both and especially so in this new film as Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) attempts to rescue his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the quantum verse — with the help of their daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and the new Ant-Man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) — where she has been trapped for more than 30 years.

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But, on the reverse side of that coin, you have the film's amazing cast, writing, directing, and visual effects that render it impossible to not enjoy despite the head scratching.

I give it a solid 4/5 stars.

Death Proof

Quentin Tarantino's fifth directorial installement is actually one half of a double feature with the other half being Planet Terror by his buddy Robert Rodriguez. In it, QT attempts to capture the essence of drive-in double feature gore, exploitation, and horrible technology. And he does just this with his tale of "Stuntman Mike" (Kurt Russell) who, along with his souped-up muscle car, stalks and attempts to kill two different groups of young women also driving muscle cars.

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What we get is a mess of bad dialogue and uninteresting filmmaking with a conclusion so unsatisfying that you can easily go without ever watching it again. Easily my least favorite QT film. I'd like my two hours back.

1.5/5 stars, and that's being generous.

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