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Ant-Man | Movie Review

Scott Lang makes his debut in the movie Ant-Man.  I have mixed feelings about this movie, but most tend to be on the not-so-good side.  SPOILER WARNING!

Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Michael Douglas (Dr. Hank Pym), Evangeline Lily (Hope Van Dyne), and Corey Stoll (Darren Cross/Yellowjacket).  It was released in 2015.

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.

First off, let me state that I did not hate this movie.  Far from it, actually.  My biggest problem is, that as an origin story for a character in a greater universe, it fell short.  If this was a stand-alone film, not linked to a huger project, I would be more okay with it.  With such great Marvel movies out there before this one came about (Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers, Captain America, and so on), his origin story just wasn't as compelling as I would have liked it to be.
I found Michael Pena character more likeable than Scott's.  I did like the scene pictured above (mostly the train falling down bit), and a few others.  The problem is, out of all the Marvel movies and shows I have watched, this one doesn't stand out.  I could recall nearly all the events on Thor, Iron Man (first one), and The Avengers (all out so far).  I watched this movie, probably four times already, and very few points were remembered.  Only three scenes in the movie stood out.  The first is the one above, the second is the time when Luis told the story and showed Falcon, etc.  The last is pictured below, during Cassie's birthday party (played by Abby Ryder Forston).
It wasn't a bad movie, just not the quality I was hoping for with a Marvel Studios production.

*side note: this review replaced my Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1, Part 2 (due to scheduling conflicts all the TV series reviews will either be replaced with movie ones, or gone altogether for April's Marvel-Athon).


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