Small pleasures

Following the grandiose spectacles of “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (⋆⋆⋆, PG-13) feels a wee bit insignificant. Paul Rudd returns as the amiable but semi-incompetent knight in shrinking armor, joined by Evangeline Lilly as a new colleague/potential love interest. The film’s foremost accomplishments come in the lightheartedly surrealist action scenes — as when a bad man gets beaned with a salt shaker that grows to the size of a phone booth.

COLIN COVERT

Also coming Tuesday

“Reprisal”

“Whitney”

“Anna Karenina”

“Boundaries”

“Down a Dark Hall”

“Ash vs. Evil Dead