Ever since I heard of the superhero called Ant-Man, many years ago, I thought the concept was amazing: a hero who can shrink to the size of an ant and experience things that no one else could. It was only a matter of time before Ant-Man got a movie due to Marvel’s success, in the past.
Now that the time is finally here and I’d love to tell you how I thought the film adaptation was. One of the main things that separates Ant-Man from other Marvel movies is the fact that it the stakes are much lower. For example: Avengers was about a team of superheroes saving the world, whereas this movie is about one superhero taking part in a heist. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing and I enjoyed the change of pace from Marvel.
The performances in this movie were fantastic. Paul Rudd is in, my opinion, the perfect choice for Scott Lang’s Ant-Man, I just can’t wait to see how he reacts to some of the other superheroes. What the film, Ant-Man, did right was take a ridiculous idea and make it seem realistic. You believe throughout the movie that nothing is too far-fetched or out of place. Although there can be some silly parts, as a whole, the experience felt real.
As for the villain, Yellowjacket, there seem to be some mixed feelings. Some people don’t care for him and I didn’t find him to be outstanding, but he was all right. The one thing that Marvel keeps seeming to struggle with is finding out how to write a compelling villain. None of Marvel’s villains ever hit as hard as they should. They just seem like accessories for the superheroes to how good they are.
Anyways, back to Ant-Man. For easter egg fans there are some fun things in this movie to look forward too, although you never felt like you’re being beat over your head with references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They finally did the one thing I’ve always wanted to see in a marvel movie in Ant-Man. You may have seen it in the trailer but Scott Lang actually says that he and Hank Pim should just call the Avengers and Hank actually gives a pretty good reason why not, too. It may see like small thing but it just makes everything feel a bit more realistic.
There’s something for everyone to find in Ant-Man; action, comedy, drama, and every other thing you would expect in a Marvel movie. As of now, Ant-Man is my second favorite Marvel movie to date, my first being Guardians of the Galaxy. If you are still hung up on whether or not you should see it let me be the one to tell you that you definitely should, especially if you’re a Marvel fan.
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