We’re not just talking about size, either. This new, extremely lightweight, but fun Marvel adventure is bound to make you laugh out loud in the theatres.
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is a good-natured burglar who is recently released back onto the streets after spending three years in jail. Having a hard time doing the right thing for his daughter and finding a law-abiding job, he accepts the deal of a lifetime from Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).
Dr. Pym has formulated something called the “Pym Particle” that reduces the distance between atoms which, in turn, can shrink people. It’s currently in the hands of his protégé Darren Cross (Cory Stall) and Dr.Pym’s daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly), whom, of course, does not intend to use it for good but instead plans on selling in to HYDRA.
Allowing Scott to wear his once-beloved suit to become (drum roll, please) Ant-Man! Now able to zoom down to the size of a penny, and still deliver a full-sized punch, Scott can get out of small spots. He also has the super cool power of controlling ants through brain waves – what else could a superhero ask for?
Ant-Man’s mission could never be as easy as going into a big building and stealing back a serum, what kind of superhero movie would that be? Darren Cross has created his own shrinking-suit dubbed the Yellowjacket. Although small and mighty, can Ant-Man defeat the Yellowjacket and complete his mission and win back his daughter?
The run down:
Comedy: Because of Paul Rudd’s easy going personality, he is the perfect choice for this role. He never takes anything too seriously but seems emotionally involved in his role. The director did an amazing job of making light of this superhero’s story with one of my favourite scenes: Ant-Man vs Yellowjacket with Thomas the train. Up close you see trains flying, bridges getting destroyed and a hi-speed chase, but when you zoom out to see what a normal-sized on-looker would see, you see a few blocks falling down. No biggie.
Action: Let’s just say that in this movie you’ll see lasers, a super huge tank flying out of a building, a bomb, some martial arts and a scene that includes Rhodey (Don Cheadle) from Iron Man.
Bugs: If you’re not a fan of the ant species, I promise you that once you see this movie, you’ll think twice about stepping on an ant (on purpose). This movie does a great job of depicting ants with human qualities, especially cute and very loyal Antony.