Ant-Man (2015)

Paul Rudd’s personality works great here in his interpretation of the ant sized superhero. There’s a great villain and the story is both exciting and a science field trip through the atom and back. In short, it works!

Ant-Man (2015)
PG-13 | 1h 57min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 17 July 2015 (USA)
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Director: Peyton Reed
Writers: Edgar Wright (screenplay), Joe Cornish (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll

In 2015, humor was lacking in some Marvel films. Ant-Man stands out that way. Written by Baby Driver’s creator Edgar Wright It’s a different perspective for sure on what is cool and humorous. One of the best things about this film is it keeps us wondering what the world looks like from another point of view. In this case, it’s quite the small one, smaller in fact than an ant. There’s a love interest and a villain, a few other token aspects of a superhero film. But all that is pale in comparison to this, well, small feature of the film.

The suit is the property of an inventor who can no longer use it. (Michael Douglas) The inventor’s daughter, played by Evangeline Lily, is working with her father to get Paul Rudd to use the suit and further the dream of an Ant Man.

There’s a lot being said here about how big we think we are. Maybe if we see ourselves as so big, we can be foiled by an ant sized creature. It gets you thinking about the power of small things. For a lot of fun, big and small, check this one out. I recommend it to superhero fans.


2 Replies to “Ant-Man (2015)”

  1. I loved this movie! Paul Rudd was a great choice to play Scott Lang and Michael Pena’s scenes had me cracking up. For a comic book fan like myself, it actually managed to fit in a lot of Ant-Man history and lore as well. However, I was a little let down by the villain. He could have been a dark mirror to Lang but he didn’t get the development to really make that happen. Although this has been a common complaint for Marvel films, this was the first time that it really bothered me. Great review, Damien!

    1. Thanks Drew. Yeah, I would agree he is not the best villain he could have been. Love Ant Man! 🙂 Not everyone does.

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