Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00

Ant-Man Featured

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios present a PG-13, 117 minute, Action, Sci-Fi film, directed by Peyton Reed, written by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish with a theater release date of July 17, 2015.


In 1989 a younger Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) resigns from his company because of his developments in futuristic technology that could become a security risk to the U.S. along with the entire world. Present day, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is being released from a penitentiary for pulling off a huge grant you incredible heist. But due to circumstances he was caught and jailed. He has decided this time because of his daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) he was going to utilize his electrical engineering background and live a clean life. Well things did not go as planned at Baskin Robbins so Scott fell into the criminal hands of his three friends, Luis (Michael Pena), Kurt (David Dastmalchian) and Dave (T.I.) once again to pull off yet another heist. Scott owes his ex-wife Maggie (Judy Greer) child support and without a job and responsibility Scott has been stricken from child visitation. It doesn’t help his cause that Maggie is now with a cop, Paxton (Bobby Cannavale), not one of Scott’s biggest supporters.

Back at PYM Industries, Hank meets up with Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) the man who was like a son to him and runs the company with the help of Hank’s daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly). Darren has a new development under Cross Technologies which happens to fall under the same inventive technology that Hank was working on many years ago. Darren calls it the yellowjacket which will shrink objects and man to the size of an ant giving them the strength of many men and allowing them to shrink or get larger in the blink of an eye. One problem for Darren, he still hasn’t perfected the discovery but feels that Hank has and yet kept it secret for years.

When Scott ends up back in jail Hank enlists him into his fight for justice. In turn Scott eventually does the same of his partners of earlier crimes. Everyone deserves a shot at redemption and Scott after extensive training gets his one chance to become a hero and save the world. It’s not until Darren tries to sell his technology to Hydra does matters make a turn for the worst. Scott aka Ant-Man is fighting for justice against Darren aka Yellowjacket and Luis and the guys have now turned the tables to become the good guys as all of them along with Hank and Hope fight for the cure throughout some in’s and out’s, the engine that could and a very strange dog just to mention a few of the struggles. Albeit wait past the credits for the source of a new power and the line “maybe it’s time we finished it”.

I absolutely loved this movie. Great direction and even better writing that has the perfect balance between drama, thrills, and humor that all fit like a glove. Some wonderful 3D and even better yet phenomenal special effects and score that all compliment this story. I loved the scenes with the ants throughout the film since it gives some much respected delight for their capabilities as some of the smallest creatures on earth. Makes me think twice now about using Raid or stepping on the little guys! I even liked some of the comments written in about the Avengers along with a preview of Falcon as he battles Ant-Man.

Any misconceptions about Rudd as Ant-Man put them to rest he was spectacular. Douglas is classic and the best. I loved Lilly for years from her days on television to her transition to films and in this case she surely doesn’t disappoint. I look forward to seeing more of her in the sequel of which there will be one as word of mouth spreads about this film. Stoll is a great villain and Cannavale, Greer and Fortson all the perfect supporters to the story with Fortson taking the lead from her character parents. Thanks to Dastmalchian, T.I. and especially Pena the audience gets a huge dose of comic relief. Overall a great film well balanced with a little of everything for everyone. Written with 4 paws out of 4 by Jon Patch.

Read 1942 times
Super User

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More in this category: « Trainwreck Paper Towns »