Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ant-Man (2015)

Director: Peyton Reed

Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd

Composer: Christophe Beck

Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Pena, David Dastmalchian, T.I., Hayley Atwell, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Martin Donovan, Garrett Morris

More info: IMDb

Tagline: This July, heroes don't come any bigger.

Plot: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

My rating: 9/10

Will I watch it again?  YES!!!!!!!!!!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy was this fun!  Not only that but it's got lots of humor and heart.  What Marvel has been doing in the past few years with their Cinematic Universe is amazing.  Despite AVENGERS 2 being a minor letdown (I still liked it but...) this picture makes up for it.  Maybe it's because it's a smaller film.  I don't know but there's a lot to love about ANT-MAN.  Rudd and the rest of the cast are fantastic.  I really dug the little bits of fun the film makers threw in like how Luis (Pena) tells a story getting other people involved but with his voice telling it.  It happens twice and it's hilarious both times.  Stan Lee's cameo is hilarious.  I dug the back story of the original Ant-Man and getting a little taste of it, I liked the setting and use of San Francisco, the special effects are marvelous and the 3D, for a change, was great and it really made a difference when you were in Ant-Man's shrunken-down world.  I highly recommend seeing this in 3D for that reason alone.  There are two short scenes in the credits and after.  You don't want to miss them; they're both juicy fun.  This has got me really looking forward to the next Captain America movie where so much is building up to a civil war within The Avengers and I'm super happy that Ant-Man is going to be a part of it.  They were right to release this picture after AVENGERS 2 because it's that strong of a film.  LOVE IT!!!  It was just announced this week that this film will be part of the big Blu-ray box set that has all of the films since the first Avengers movie.  No release date has been set but you can bet your sweet-ass britches I'll own it day one.  I don't think I've bought any of the films yet and I'm getting ants in my pants to watch GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) again. 

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