Ant-Man is the newest addition to the Marvel Film Library and reminded me of when “Guardians of the Galaxy” was released. It was kinda under the radar based around a hero(s) that don’t get much mainstream attention. And much like GOTG it is a very enjoyable film. Remember, I don’t see movies for free so my ratings reflect that.
Director:- Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Michael Douglas, Wood Harris
The Plot of Ant Man
I’m a comics geek not a full blown nerd, so I might be slightly biased. Anyway this is essentially a Marvel Comics heist film. Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Rudd) is recruited by Hank Pym (Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne (Lilly) to prevent Darren Cross/Yellowjacket (Stoll) from selling off his tech to Hydra/unsavory characters.Lang (much like Peter Quill/Star Lord) is not your typical Marvel hero. He’s been recently released from prison for burglary (not robbery) and takes on a job so he can see his daughter and through this becomes involved in Pym’s plot against Cross.
My favorite part about this movie is that the big action sequences are small in size, and when/if you go, you’ll see what I mean. The plot is focused (if you read this regularly, you’ll know I love that) and the actors nailed their roles. Rudd usually seems to play a smart aleck and that suits Lang in this film.
There’s plenty of cool sequences as befitting a heist film that also add in the super hero aspect, and they blend the genres together well. Lang’s crew does a great job as comic relief. Except for the actual heist, the film is not overly serious as much of it is Lang learning from Pym and Van Dyne about his powers while planning the heist at the same time with his crew. That doesn’t mean it is a slow film as it moves briskly towards its conclusion.
The climax is a cool sequence set in an unlikely place due to Ant-Man and Yellowjacket’s abilities and offers up some great visuals. Speaking of the visuals, the effects are great, since it’s going small instead of big and offers up something different.
Rating:- See It First Weekend – A heist film wrapped in a super hero blanket, Ant-Man offers up some fun times and cool visuals that don’t disappointed. More Guardians rather than Avengers, it’s nice to a Marvel film that don’t follow the typical formula.
Quick Thoughts on Ant Man:
1) There’s a scene during the credits and after the credits so you might want to hang around……..
2) Readers with kids – If you bring them to the film you need to teach them to be quiet! A family sat in front of me and the whole team had a conversation during the film. I moved during the credits but heard them talking from the other side of the theater!
1) Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
1) Mad Max Fury Road
4) Ex Machina.
5) Terminator Genisys
6) Avengers: Age of Ultron
7) Love & Mercy
8) Jurassic World
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