“[Surrounded by police] Wait I didn’t steal anything! I was returning something I stole!” – Scott Lang
Number of Times Seen – 2 (8 Nov 2015 and 9 Dec 2019)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – A recently paroled thief becomes the new protege of a scientist who was able to perfect his invention that allows him to shrink something yet retain its power and mass.
My Take on it – This is one of the films in the MCU franchise that seems completely different since the tone is so much lighter than the rest of the films.
It remains one of the funnest films in the series even though it is far from being among the best.
The story itself and the character of Ant-Man seem very far removed from the other films and characters yet they find a way to make it still seem quite relevant the whole way through,.
Paul Rudd is superbly cast in the lead role since he is usually not perceived as an action hero.
He does a magnificent job dealing with the comic aspects of the character along with the action ones.
Michael Douglas is delegated to a supporting role here yet he still finds a way to shine despite the feeling that he is quite underused throughout.
The plot is planned out really well and allows us to get a clear idea why the technology was developed and also why it is dangerous when placed in the wrong hands.
This also helps us understand why it has apparently been kept a secret for so long.
The special effects are great here and allow for things to feel a bit more realistic the whole way through.
Bottom Line – One of the funnest films in the franchise even if the story itself seems a bit too far reaching from the rest of the chapters in the series. Rudd is superb in the title role and manages to get the comic moments along wit the action moments just right. Douglas is a bit underused in the mentor role yet still finds a way to shine. The story itself helps the viewer to understand how the technology works and also explains why it has been kept secret for so long. The special effects are done exquisitely and allow for things to feel so realsitic the whole way through. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Paul Rudd told his nine-year-old son he was going to be Ant-Man, his son said, “Wow, I can’t wait to see how stupid that’ll be.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (no change from original review)
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