Ant-Man, a Not-so-Small, Hit!

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By: Bri July 28, 2015

Ant-Man, a Not-so-Small, Hit!

This review may contain spoilers: I openly admit to being very pessimistic about this film. Even though the words “Marvel can do no wrong” have been firmly drilled into my brain I still couldn’t help but have a nagging feeling about this one. I couldn’t quite pinpoint it; maybe it was because I’ve never particularly cared about the Ant-Man lore (though one could say the same about Guardians of the Galaxy), maybe it was because I didn’t care for the previews. I don’t know. Regardless, I was wrong, I was way way way wrong. To say I went in with low expectations was an understatement, but as I gathered my friends and headed into the theatre I started getting excited. Like I said before, Marvel can do no wrong, and it’s true!

The introduction to the characters is masterful and I think for someone who was completely new to Marvel they would still understand who Hank Pym is and what he has to do with developing this world. The secondary characters are just as important as the main characters, which is something I’ve admired about Marvel, as the three lovable “stooges”, Luis, Kurt, and T.I., that are Scott’s friends, actually play really important roles in the film. You learn who they are and what they can do and soon feel as though you know the three in real life. They’re great characters that actually brought something to the film instead of just existing to build up Paul Rudd. There was humor, wit, and fun action throughout that made Ant-Man an extremely entertaining and fun movie. I loved the transitioning from big to small to big again; they made that such an entertaining aspect of the film that could have fallen flat, but of course it didn’t! Especially when he runs into Falcon at the Avenger’s base, it’s so hilarious and they tie that in so well.  Another great moment was when he was learning about all the different ant types. I laughed so hard and the “ant pile” and that he kept growing to full size underground.

Via Screen Rant

Via Screen Rant

There was a whole lot of emotion behind the film as well. From Scott’s relationship with his daughter, to Hank’s relationship with Hope, there was a lot of feel good father moments. It added a nice depth to Ant-Man that not many of the other Marvel films have; sure they’re all fighting for something, but Scott is legitimately fighting to get his daughter back, it is his whole purpose behind becoming Ant-Man in the first place. I enjoyed watching the development of Hank and Hope’s relationship. It was a good journey to watch her accept the real answers as to what happened to her mother and, spoiler alert, watch her take on the idea of becoming Wasp.

 

Overall, I loved the movie. The quips, the intelligence, and the action all melted into an awesome movie that had me smiling about it till this day. Not to mentioned they played Adam Ant’s “Ant Music”, come on, that’s freaking awesome. This movie is definitely a 5 out of 5. Yes, I liked it better than Age of Ultron, but that’s my own opinion. What did everyone else think? Let us know in the comments below!

What I liked: Scott Lang’s character as a whole, training montage, father-daughter relationship development.

What I didn’t like: I really can’t think of anything I didn’t like!

Bri