Ant-Man And the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Peyton Reed and written by the writing teams of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari. It stars Rudd as Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Van Dyne, alongside Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

It’s almost two years since the events of Civil War and Scott Lang is serving the last few days of his house arrest term  due to his involvement with the Avengers in violation of the Sokovia Accords. He spends his time at home waiting for the weekends when he can spend time with his young daughter.  Hank Pym and his daughter Hope van Dyne briefly manage to open a tunnel to the quantum realm. They believe Pym’s wife Janet van Dyne might be trapped there after shrinking to sub-atomic levels in 1987. When he had previously visited the quantum realm, Lang had unknowingly become quantumly entangled with Janet, and now he receives an apparent message from her. Lang contacts Pym and leaves a message bout Janet despite the strained relationship they have due to Lang’s actions with the Avengers.

Hope and Pym kidnap Lang, leaving an ant decoy, with instructions to mimic Scott’s routine at home so as not to arouse suspicion from FBI agent Jimmy Woo. the trio work to build a stable quantum tunnel so they can take a vehicle to the quantum realm and retrieve her. They arrange to buy a part needed for the tunnel from black market dealer Sonny Burch, who has realized the potential profit that can be earned from Pym’s research and double-crosses them. Donning the Wasp outfit, Hope fights off Burch and his men until she is attacked by a quantumly unstable masked woman. Lang tries to help fight off this “ghost”, but the woman escapes with Pym’s lab, which has been shrunk down to the size of a suitcase. Pym reluctantly visit his former partner Bill to track the lab. However there they are the ghost captures the trio and reveals herself to be Ava Starr. Her father Elihas, another of Pym’s former partners, died along with his wife during the experiment that caused Ava’s unstable state. Foster reveals that he has been helping Ava, whom they plan to cure using Janet’s quantum energy. Believing that this will kill Janet, Pym refuses to help them and escapes with Hope, Lang, and the lab.

Hope, Scott & Pym open a stable version of the tunnel and are able to contact Janet, who gives them a precise location to find her but warns that they only have two hours before the unstable nature of the realm separates them. Using a truth serum, Burch learns the trio’s location from Lang’s business partners Luis, Dave, and Kurt, and informs a contact at the FBI. Luis warns Lang, who rushes home before Woo can see him violating his house arrest. Pym and Hope are arrested by the FBI, allowing Ava to take the lab. Lang is soon able to help Pym and Hope escape custody, and they find the lab. Lang and Hope distract Ava while Pym enters the quantum realm to retrieve Janet, but Burch and his men also attack Lang and Hope which allows Ava to begin forcibly taking Janet’s energy.  Luis, Dave, and Kurt help incapacitate Burch and his men so that Lang and Hope can stop Ava. Pym and Janet return safely from the quantum realm, and Janet voluntarily gifts some of her energy to Ava to temporarily stabilize her.

Scott returns home before the FBI can check, aided in part by his daughter who is also there with her mother & her new husband and Woo has to release him at the end of his house arrest as the two years is now up. Ava and Foster go into hiding, with the latter promising to help her find a permanent solution. Pym & Janet take their house to an island beach to start a new life. In the credit scene Pym, Lang, Hope, and Janet plan to harvest quantum energy to help Ava remain stable. While Lang is in the quantum realm doing this, the other three disintegrate due to Thanos.

While the majority of the film is most funny and entertaining I found the ending to be really good leaving us in doubt as to what will happen to the trio. We know that Scott Lang comes back in the Avengers Endgame film so how does he comes out of the quantum realm without help from the scientists? I guess we will have to wait for April to know how that comes to be. I enjoyed the film with it’s blend of action and comedy. I give it an 8 outta 10!

Protect Your Farm Business From Financial Loss

Running any kind of business is always going to be something of a challenge. There are many risks associated with any business, and you need to make sure that you are aware of them primarily so that you can protect yourself from them should you need to, and so that you know what you can expect in terms of potential future issues. Obviously, the main thing that you will be concerned with is financial loss, and as with any other business you might want to think about what you can do to make sure that you minimize it as well as possible. In this article, we are going to look at what you might be able to do to ensure that you protect your business from financial loss. As long as you consider the following, you should find that that is much easier to do than you might think.

Plan Ahead

With farming, you absolutely need to make sure that you are planning ahead. You need to always think about the next season, the next few seasons and even the next whole year if you are to know what is ahead. That is important not just so that you can kee crops alive and animals happy – and therefore make sure that your money is kept in tact – but also as a means of planning for what future planting you might want to do. You will soon become aware of just how much you need to focus on this in order to keep your finances in tact for good, and it is in many respects a kind of skill you will develop over time. In the short term, you should always be looking at the weather for upcoming weeks, so that you can protect against things like sudden spring frost or a rapid increase in temperatures. The more you pay attention to these things, the more you are protecting your business in the long run from any kind of serious loss, so this is vital to make sure you are doing.

Get Insured

As with any other kind of business, it is always important to make sure that you are insured. There are actually many kinds of agricultural insurance that you might want to look into, depending on the kinds of risks you feel your farm is particularly open to. For instance, if you are worried that you live in an area where you might see the theft of some equipment and machinery, you should look into getting hold of some farm machinery insurance, just to ensure that you are going to be able to recover any losses that there might be if that does happen. Or if you are worried about the potential of fire and other disasters, then you should think about insuring your premises against that too. You can even insure the land itself, although that kind of insurance has the potential to be quite expensive on the whole. In any case, it’s worth looking into if you want to really feel secure in keeping a hold of your money for good, no matter what might occur.

Advertise Early & Often

A lot of farms suffer with not being advertised enough, and this lack of marketing is often one of the main reasons that they don’t see their profits rise and rise. If you want to protect yourself against financial loss, you do of course need to make sure that you are going to advertise your farm early and often, so that you can be sure you are going to keep selling as much as you can. Bear in mind that at the start you will need to start advertising a season or two in advance, so that you have interest by the time you can actually start selling anything. You might even want to hire someone to manage this side of things for you, so that you can ensure that you are going to be able to sell as much as possible, and so keep your business in positive financial terms.

Stay Legal

Finally, remember that one of the main reasons that any business suffers financial loss is due to being fined for illegal activity. It’s not that these businesses necessarily do anything untoward on purpose, merely that they often overlook some kind of legality which they didn’t realize was there. You should make sure that you are aware of whatever regulations you need to follow, so that you don’t have to worry about losing out money with a hefty fine one day.