Directed by Peyton Reed
Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)
Hank Pym (Michael Douglas)
Hope Pym (Evangeline Lilly)
Luis (Michael Pena)
-Unnamed cameo (no spoilers)-
Darren Cross/Yellow Jacket (Corey Stoll)
There are a couple of issues, the first of which being the pacing. There isn’t a point where the movie stands still, but I feel like a few moments could have received a little more time. My second, and main issue, is the villain. The Marvel curse, as I like to call it. He isn’t explored, or deepened, or really given any character. He’s just a bad guy. The Kingpin on Daredevil was done so well, and in comparison this is like a background character. It might be a little unfair, comparing something that is nearly thirteen hours to something that is two, but it really needed more.
Coming back to the positives. Ant-Man is a gorgeous looking movie. It has to get the world of such a tiny man right, and it is stunning. Every micro-scene is perfectly shot, and the world actually looks big, despite being really small.
Above all, though, Ant-Man is a really fun movie. Not everything has to be downright serious. This movie certainly isn’t. It has a great tone to it, and is genuinely funny, especially Michael Pena’s character. Having a comedian play the lead role helps too.
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