ant-man

Marvel’s latest superhero film.

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has just been released from prison where he served time for stealing money. He is noticed by rich scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) who wants Lang to take on the mantle of Ant-Man and help him and his daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lilly), steal a serum made by Pym’s protege, Darren Cross (Corey Stoll).

It was a different kind of Marvel film and I really enjoyed it. It was so funny and I always love heist films. I’m still disappointed Edgar Wright left the project but his touches in the script were still there and in an alternate universe, this movie was even greater because of his direction. I wish Marvel would stop with the “It’s all connected” universe because shoehorning characters in (even if I love them!) is becoming a problem.

As a fan of Rudd’s for years, I’m happy he’s finally a leading man in an action film but his self-deprecating humor was the real star. I loved the character of Hope, Lilly is really proving herself lately which is great because on Lost I wasn’t always that impressed with her (but I’m a Skater for life!). I also liked Douglas, he seemed to be having a blast. I thought Cross was a better villain than in the other Marvel movies; his motives were a bit more realistic? I don’t know. I also love Stoll so yay him! The rest of Lang’s crew was great as well, especially Michael Pena.

Again, it was such a funny movie. Probably haven’t laughed that hard at a superhero movie in a while. I’m glad it turned out okay despite losing Wright but I still wish we could have seen what his vision was.

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