Friday, July 17, 2015

Ant-Man - Movie Review

Who's In It?


What's It About?

Original Ant-Man Hank Pimm needs someone to take over the suit and destroy evil business man Darren Cross' replication - he chooses burgler Scott Lang, much to the protests of his daughter Hope.

Any Good?

I had pretty low expectations for Ant-Man going in - Paul Rudd didn't seem to be the type to play a superhero and all of the walkouts, it just seemed doomed. But it more than pleasantly surprised me with how funny and well done it was.

The suits themselves were fantastic, all of the costumes were incredibly well done and left my little cousins asking their Mam if she could get them bike helmets made from them - I'm not too old am I?.. The small scenes were well done too, armies of CGI ants making bridges from themselves looked good, as well as Ant-Man himself. 

I really liked Michael Douglas as Hank Pimm, he gave the character a great voice and gravitas - perfect for a retired super hero. Paul Rudd was just himself, the same facial expressions and everything since his time in Friends, but I thought he did well and could be a great addition to the Avengers.

A really surprisingly good film, I enjoyed it from start to finish. The only off part about it is the forced jokes and one liners that seem to be Marvel's thing as of late - it's just worn off on me. There is some good hints in this though, especially to a certain Avenger himself that was left out of the lineup for the two films. There is also a mid credit scene and after credit one - definitely stay for both!


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