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Ant-Man Review!

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Ant-Man is Marvels smallest hero and (woah!) did he surprise me. We begin with Scott lang, who’s a professional thief who has been recently released from prison. Upon being released, he vows to change his ways for his daughter, but can’t find a job due to being processed by the system. Consequently, he continues the same reckless profession. 

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This is where the original Ant-man, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) comes in and makes the story...interesting. I won’t mention anything else to avoid disclosing further information about the story, but boy, was it awesome! I was particularly impressed with Michael Douglas’ performance which, I believe, to be the best in this film, he truly sold his role as the original Ant-Man. Hopefully, they'll explore his past further. 

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The comedy was on point, especially from Michael Peña. He successfully provided the film with outstanding comic relief. He had the entire theater laughing by his mere presence. I seriously hope he comes back to make Ant-Man 2 because he adds so much to the franchise.This dude is hilarious, trust me on this!

Ant-Man also ties in beautifully with the other Marvel movies. They drop some major hints on why the other Avengers aren’t helping with their current dilemma. Also, remain a few minutes after the credits because the movie has two after-credit scenes that are pretty awesome! The marvel nerds will rejoice. 

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Ant-Man is similar to Guardians of the Galaxy, people watched it because it was a Marvel movie and knew nothing more. At the end of both films, it can’t be helped to feel pleasantly surprised, because as a new superhero that no one has heard about, he's actually pretty damn awesome. Essentially, Ant-Man is badass, and I can’t wait for a sequel, or at the very least for him to be included in the next Avengers Movie or possibly in Captain America Civil War. 

Although the relationship with his daughter is heart warming, I feel like they could've added a few more scenes with her to make the audience truly feel that connection. It felt a bit rushed and she was just “there” most of the time. She was simply a motivator for Scott Lang to get his life in order. This might be nit-picking, but other than that the movie was fantastic. If you love superhero movies find yourself unsure about Ant-Man, don't be, just go give this movie a try. You won't be disappointed.

Pros

  • Michael Peña is Hilarious 
  • Michael Douglas provides an incredible performance as Hank Pym
  • CGI looks incredible
  • Story line
  • Action scenes

Cons 

  • Daughter father relationship not as strong
  • Villain is generic

Rating : 9.0

 Fantastic Superhero movie! 

Hilarious with a little Heist and a Little Superhero.