Marvel’s Ant-Man Review – Best FAMILY friendly Marvel Movie YET!
Disclaimer: I was invited to a special screening during an all expense paid trip to attend the Ant-Man press junket. All opinions are honest and my own.
YES Marvel’s Ant-Man is the MOST family friendly and funniest Marvel movie yet! Paul Rudd plays Ant-Man and his humor and charm fit the role perfectly! Corey Stoll who plays the villain was born to play the villain, Dr. Darren Cross — making the wrong decisions and having selfish and alternative motives to crack the experimental Pym Particles that was Hank Pyms! He becomes obsessed!
The entire movie is about Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) training Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) to be the next Ant-Man. Hank is old and really can’t be shrinking and fighting anymore. Scott is clever and always figures things out. He also is okay with bending the rules to do good in the world. This is why he was originally in jail. Since Cross is so close to breaking his formula he becomes obsessed with figuring it out, creates the “Yellow Jacket” which ends up being bad and Scott has to stop him!
It is crazy when you think of the fact that Marvel’s next huge cinematic superhero is the size of an Ant. I mean seriously, an ANT?! So if you are wondering how this is going to come into play, there is HUMOR and there are some AMAZING effects! You really do cheer for “Ant-Man” even if he is tiny! You begin to believe that he is going to help save Pym Particles from the villain who is trying to use the technology for his own selfish needs. There are lots of inside jokes in the movie that had me chuckling. See if you can find the “It’s a Small World” reference! The story is perfect and the way that the Avengers tie into the movie is quite clever. If you are already a fan of the comics you know that Ant-Man is a HUGE puzzle piece in the entire Marvel Universe! You will definitely see an Avengers cameo and mentions in this movie!
This movie is about redemption and it is a lot about family! You really learn about the father/daughter relationship between Hank Pym and his daughter Hope and Scott Lang and his daughter Cassie. Both dads put their daughters first in life although maybe others aren’t agreeing with some of the decisions that they have made.
You definitely don’t want to miss the scenes, the Stan Lee cameo is classic, and I totally want to give you 100 spoilers, but I won’t! Just take your family to see the movie this weekend!
Also be sure to read the BEST Ant-Man Movie Quotes HERE.
Be sure to go and see Marvel’s NEW next BIG (or really really small) THING THIS WEEKEND!
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.