Monday, 20 July 2015

Ant-Man - Film Review

After quite a few Superhero films coming out over the last ten years there is the notion of seen it all before - how many times can lasers blast someone, a hero soars through the air, a bad guy being thrown through a wall?

There is a chance the genre could become fatigued but Ant-Man brings us a fresh approach with a tiny reluctant ant sized superhero who speaks to ants and has an healthy dash of comedy instead of glummy angst.

It starts with Michael Douglas as original Ant-Man Hank Pym leaving SHIELD as he is unwilling to share his Pym formula. 

Skip forward to present day and jailbird Scott Lang brilliantly played by Paul Rudd trying to go straight to see his daughter.   One last job has him breaking into Hank Pyms safe which sees him stealing the Ant-Man suit.  Hank thinks he's perfect to break into his old company and steal a new suit the Yellow Jacket which bad guy Darren Cross played by Corey Stoll has developed for war.

With the help of three friends which are failed gangsta wannabes and provide most of the comedy plus training from Hank and his daughter Hope played by the gorgeous Evangeline Lilly from Lost and thousands of tiny controlled ants they set out to steal the day.

The effects when Ant-Man goes small are fantastic and I now wish I had watched it in 3D.  With quips and humour plus nods to the rest of the Marvel universe including a cameo from Falcon and a mention of Spiderman this was a refreshing change.

Overall  - Ant-Man brings fun back to the small guys    9/10

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