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Great film! Don't forget the mid credit scene and the post credit scene.
This was so much better than I originally expected it to be! I will def. watch this again, great family friendly movie!
Although its origin-story machinations get the better of it, Ant-Man isn't a bust.
Mr. Rudd, whose overall performance as the former con-man Scott Lang is fairly pallid, confines himself to genial winks and nods in a film that will surely be popular, given Marvel’s marketing might, but one that’s woefully short on coherence and originality.
Although the story dynamics are fundamentally silly and the family stuff, with its parallel father-daughter melodrama, is elemental button-pushing, a good cast led by a winning Paul Rudd puts the nonsense over in reasonably disarming fashion.
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Most superheroes seem larger than life. But not this guy! Paul Rudd brings his usual charm and humor to the role of Scott Lang, a small-time thief freshly released from prison and hoping to go straight for the sake of his daughter. But when finding a legitimate job proves hard, Scott agrees to take on a less-than-legal gig – and winds up with a super-suit and a new mentor in the bargain.
Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) enlists Scott’s help in stealing his shrinking technology back from his own company, where he’s been ousted by protégé Darren Cross (Corey Stoll). Using Pym’s suit, Scott becomes Ant-Man: tiny ant size, serious ant strength. Oh, and he can control ants, and even ride around on them. But it turns out that becoming a superhero isn’t all fun and ant-rides, after all – especially considering Scott is wanted by the cops and still has to contend with Pym’s unimpressed daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lilly).
Michael Peña, Judy Greer, and Bobby Cannavale also star – and of course there may be a familiar Marvel face or two that makes an appearance as well. Ant-Man introduces a whole new (tiny) realm into the MCU, with stunning special effects and inventive action that makes the dangers of the small scale seem huge. And this is only the start, since Scott Lang went on to fight alongside the other heroes in Captain America: Civil War and has his own sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, arriving in the summer of 2018.
- Paul Rudd
- Michael Douglas
- Evangeline Lilly
- Corey Stoll
- Bobby Cannavale
- Anthony Mackie
- Judy Greer
- Abby Ryder Fortson
- Michael Peña
- David Dastmalchian
Did You Know?
- Jessica Chastain turned down the lead female role of Hope van Dyne due to scheduling conflicts. She had previously bowed out of the role of Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3 (2013) for the same reason.
- (at around 1h 26 mins) The gun Dr. Cross uses to threaten Ant-Man is a Glock, which doesn't have a hammer which can be cocked.
- [from trailer]
- Hank Pym: Scott, I've been watching you for a while, now. You're different. Now, don't let anyone tell you that you have nothing to offer.