While Ant-Man has its good points, there are some moments that lessen the overall experience. Along with a few bravura scenes of Ant-Man growing and shrinking and using his variable size to get the drop on people, the ants are the main thing that’s visually unique and cool about this film. It is already public knowledge that Ant-Man will be present in the next Marvel film, “Captain America: Civil War” and eventually take his place among The Avengers, so I look forward to seeing more of Rudd and this character in the future.
When it came time to throw some obstacles in Ant-Man’s path, Reed was thrilled to realize his childhood fantasy: a real superhero battle.
And young Abby Ryder Fortson, who plays Ant-Man’s daughter, hits it out of the park.
Evangeline Lilly is very steady as Pym’s daughter who was once estranged from him but now sees what a threat Cross really is, and Lang’s crew members manage to snag the spotlight in every scene they’re in. Both movies are from Marvel, owned by the same parent company as ABC7.
Plus, Rudd’s so excited to get to play a character that is so different than anything he’s done, the challenge of the role mixed with the adventure of playing a costumed hero, makes up for any naysayers. Or because some of the jokes didn’t work very well in my opinion (which could also be because of a not quite flawless German translation).
He may be only the size of an ant, but there are big expectations for “Ant-Man”, the lighthearted superhero saga opening Friday. He makes the film tick. There he finds a suit, a new identity and a superhero is born.
Basic in this case does not mean boring. The studio has now learned to introduce a hero while telling a compelling story and bringing in fun and interesting characters. In the meantime, an excerpt from Jeremy’s review: “There’s nothing about Ant-Man that completely fails”.
It’s a great scene because it teases the direction so many have hoped Marvel would finally veer into: the inclusion of more female superheroes – either in standalone films or included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Here’s the incredible Ant-Man trailer to get you in the mood for the Marvel movie’s release… He’s the kind of guy, swear to god, when I’m like: “‘What’d you do this weekend?’ He’s like [in Luis voice]: “‘I went to jail, dawg.'”. He is a redeeming quality of an otherwise mediocre (for Marvel) movie. “Our movie is a more intimate movie by design”. This was never going to be a dark and gritty film. But like Guardians of the Galaxy, it doesn’t take itself to serious and makes the audience laugh.
Where “Ant-Man” succeeds, as others in the genre have grown predictable, is in the slow, deliberate, set up and good, solid storytelling.