Ant-Man ***

IMDB Synopsis: 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.

“Ant-Man” is the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It introduces to titular Ant-Man, also known as Scott Lang. Ant-Man wears a suit that has the ability to shrink down to the size of a bean as well as giving him control over insects. Lang is played by Paul Rudd, who brings his comedic sensibilities to turn in a fun and exciting performance in a refreshingly original super hero movie.

His nemesis is Darren Cross, aka, Yellowjackets. Cross has created a similar suit with more fire power. This sets the stage for some truly exciting and visually stunning action sequences that involve some very unexpected sets. You will never look at Thomas The Tank Engine the same way after this film.

Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly play Hank Pym and his daughter Hope Van Dyne. Pym was the previous owner of the Ant-Man suit and his daughter has eyes on her own adventures in the future.

The director is Peyton Reid, who makes a pretty solid transition from mostly comedies to a big budget Marvel film and he pulls it off rather well. The film is not without it’s flaws though. It is an origin story which I think people are starting to get bored of and there are a few unnecessary moments where they try to connect to the Avengers that were not needed. But those were small gripes. This is a fun and exciting film.


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