Ant-Man (2015) Movie Review

Ant-Man (2015)

2015 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure
117 minutes /

User Score: 59/100


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Ant-Man Review

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 (2015) is an American action sci-fi superhero movie that is based on Marvel Comic characters: Scott Lang and Hank Pym. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has no choice but to help defend Dr. Pym’s (Michael Douglas) Ant-Man technology. Director Peyton Reed (Yes Man (2008), The Break-Up (2006), Bring It On (2000)) did a fabulous job executing this movie. Ant-Man began development in April 2006, and three drafts of the script were completed in April 2011. Test footage were shot in July 2012, and pre-production started in October 2013. The movie is PG-13 and contains a lot of comedy and humor moments. It does contain mild, minor languages such as religious exclamations, shit, damn and other words of it sort. The violence was there but not intense, and there were no sexual scenes, just a few not noticeable sexual references.

Scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas - The Game (1997), Basic Instinct (1992), Falling Down (1993), Wonder Boys (2000)) in 1989 discovered that S.H.I.E.L.D. tried to replicate his Ant-Man shrinking technology. He does not want anyone to get their hands on his invention because he believes it is too dangerous, so he resigned from S.H.I.E.L.D. I was astonished to see how well the visual effects worked to show Michael Douglas looking years younger. Years later, Pym is terrified after his daughter, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly - Lost (2004), Real Steel (2011), The Hurt Locker (2008), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)) and Darren Cross forced him to leave his company. Darren Cross (Corey Stoll - The Bourne Legacy (2012), Non-Stop (2014), Midnight in Paris (2011), Salt (2010)) is making a Yellowjacket, which is a shrinking suit.

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd - Role Models (2008), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), I Love You, Man (2009), Knocked Up (2007)) is a thief that was released from prison. Scott is desperate for money and commits more crimes by stealing an old motorcycle suit that he tries on at home. Scott returned the jacket to the home he stole it from after he shrank and was arrested once more. Pym stole the jacket and took it to Scott in jail to help him escape. This is where the movie really starts for me. There are some very funny scenes including one at Baskin-Robbins with Scott. The fight scenes were entertaining, especially the one-on-one fight scenes and the fight scene towards the end of the movie. The choreography was exceptionally well done and spectacular. I love that the movie touched on family in several ways. The entire cast did a fantastic job with their performances. Overall, everyone should see this movie whenever they can because it is different from your average Marvel movie but it is one that should not be missed.


About Ant-Man (2015)

Title: Ant-Man
Year: 2015
Runtime: 117 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Reviewer:
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.9/5 stars from 34 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 34
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Stan Lee, Chris Evans, Rory Healy, Joe Chrest, Judy Greer, Jeff Glover, Tom Kenny, Rick Avery, Scott Ledbetter, Paul Rudd, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tahseen Ghauri, Evangeline Lilly, Fred Galle, Martin Donovan, Jason Speer, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Hayley Atwell, Steven Wiig, Roger Neal, Brian Gonzalez, Walter Hendrix III, Mahal Montoya, Chase Williamson, Patrick Constantine Bertagnolli Jr., Kevin Lapham, Hayley Lovitt, Aaron Saxton, Charles Barden
Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby
Director: Peyton Reed

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