My Review of: Ant Man
Ok. So when I was growing up Ant-Man wasn't anywhere close to being one of my favorite superheroes. In fact, I thought he was lame and kind of goofy. That being said, I don't actually know a whole lot of Ant-Man story lines. I do know that there are two of them, the original (Hank Pym) and the newcomer (Scott Lang). Also, Hank Pym was the one that created Ultron, not Tony Stark. Not sure why they felt the need to change that in Age of Ultron, but whatever, I suppose it's not really that big a deal. With the upswing of recent superhero movies, it does feel like both Marvel and DC are taking out B-list superheroes in the hopes of making some real money off them but what I'm beginning to see is, who cares. I love superhero movies and even ones like Ant-Man are knocking it out of the park for me. I watched the movie and absolutely loved it. With that being said, here's a break down of the movie for me.
Things That I Liked:
For the most part, the movie Ant-Man (from what I remember of his story anyways), went pretty true with the comic storylines. There was the original Ant-Man named Hank Pym (who's wife, Janet, was the Wasp (she does have a little cameo in the movie which I really liked) and then there's Scott Lang, a thief that steals the original Ant-Man suit. That part, from what I remember, was pretty accurate. I love accuracy in comic book movies. It doesn't have to be 100% true to the comic (otherwise that would be boring) but it does have to be pretty close. I also really liked the actors in this movie. I'm a fan of Paul Rudd already but I think Michael Douglas did really well as Hank Pym. Also, Evangeline LIly as Hope Pym was an excellent choice as well. She was very intense and played the more emotional parts very believably. The plot of Ant-Man was also really well done and had my attention grabbed right from the start. This movie had the perfect blend of action, comedy, and drama. The effects were top notch and super realistic. Surprisingly for myself, it quickly became one of my favorite Marvel superhero movies.
Things That I Didn't Like:
There's not much in this topic, I'm afraid. I will say that some of the plot points that were obviously not true to the comic did rub me the wrong way. Darren Cross is NOT Yellowjacket. In the comics, Hank Pym dons the suit to get a more "badass" rep, instead of the goodie goodie rep he had as Ant-Man. Also, Scott Lang just straight up steals the suit. Hank Pym did not orchestrate that. It made sense in the movie, which is why that one doesn't really bother me that much. I was not a big fan of the actor that played Darren Cross. He didn't really come across well to me. Like he wasn't all that believable as a villain. It did get a letter better towards the end of the movie however.
For Ant-Man, I give it 4/5 stars. It's a great movie and if you're a superhero fan, this movie won't disappoint.