(This review may contain spoilers).
Having had the opportunity to see Ant-Man in the Marvel comics, I was particularly interested in this movie when it came out. Today, I went to see it with my niece.
I’ve seen Paul Rudd in a few things and I thought he did a good job playing the ‘burglar with the heart of gold’ angle. I would have liked a bit more background on him… such as how he was able to break into the safes/past the security systems so easily.
I did think the movie moved a bit slowly to start with. It was good to have the opportunity to see the original Ant-Man and there were hints of tragic events in his past that made him an centrifuging character, even outside of his original Avengers appearance in the comics. It was also good to see the tension between him and his daughter, despite them technically being on the same side.
There was quite a bit of depth to Scott’s character, which was nice to see. I enjoyed seeing his relationship with his daughter and how he was desperate to be able to see her. I didn’t like Paxon very much for most of the movie, even if I could understand why he reacted the way he did.
I liked being able to learn something of the technology of the suit and it was pretty cool to see Scott have to deal with having ants as allies. One of the really good things about this was the tie-in with the Avengers… I loved seeing Scott and Sam Wilson facing off against each other. And once Scott figures out how to use his suit, it’s pretty cool.
There were quite a few amusing moments in this movie and I liked Scott’s three friends. Although I would have liked to see their backstory expanded a bit, it was cool to see their interactions with the other characters.
Despite being a bit slow-moving at first, when the film picked up properly, it was entertaining and funny. The characters were realistic and people I could easily root for.
This is what my niece has to say:
“I think it was very good because it was very active and I like active quite a lot. My favourite characters were Hope and Ant-Man.”
There are two scenes at the end, one after the first part of the credits and the second after the credits finish, so make sure you stay for those if you go and see this movie.