Saturday, July 25, 2015

Movie Review: Ant-Man

Ant-Man was stupendous. It had it's fair share of flaws - weak villain and some clunky writing - but for the most part, this was probably one of the most self-aware and hysterical Marvel movies to date. The direction was on point, the screenplay was awesome, and with the current trend of comic book movies always trying to save the world, Ant-Man's much smaller story was a nice reprieve from all of the chaos. The visual effects were fantastic, the small scale action pieces were astonishing to watch, and the casting was genius. Paul Rudd, to my shock, was actually a perfect fit for the title role. I admit, I didn't see him as an effective lead in a superhero film - he's like a male version of Leslie Mann fit for stereotypical comedy films - but he pulled this off brilliantly. Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas were spot on, but it was Michael Peña who stole the show. He was a hoot! Ant-Man was, arguably, one of the strongest solo Marvel films in the last couple of years. It didn't take itself too seriously, which made it less predictable and extremely entertaining. Go watch it! 9


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