ByNathan Archer, writer at

Well today I got to see Ant-Man at the cinema which is the first new film I've seen in a while so I was hoping for a good experience; Ant-Man is the new film in the MCU which focuses on Scott Lang a thief recently released from prison who is trying to care for his daughter when he is contacted by Hank Pym to destroy technology owned by his former protégé who is planning to weaponise it and sell it off, to do this he must use Pym's own technology that allows him to shrink in size. Ant-Man is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lily, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian and Anthony Mackie.

There are quite a few positives to this film which include: great acting, good story progression, great CGI, brilliant humour, great tone and a fun plot. To expand, the acting in this film is really good as most of the cast give good performances; I especially liked Paul Rudd as the title character who whilst giving a great comedic performance which is to be expected, managed to show off good dramatic chops as well. The CG in the scenes where Scott is shrunk were absolutely brilliant as the CGI was used to its best to make really inventive set pieces. This film has a lot of good jokes in it which made me chuckle and kept me entertained through the film's two hour run time, thankfully this film isn't a straight-up comedy which is what I was afraid of (mainly because of the director) as I thought that would have taken away from the plot and would feel out of place; but like I said it didn't turn out that way and the comedic tone worked perfectly to make an entertaining heist film.

I do have a few problems with the film as well which are that the plot is a bit simple and predictable and that David Dastmalchian's performance was distracting. To expand, the heist was a bit too simple for my liking and I wanted the planning to be more complex as I feel that it would've added something to the film and it is normally the deciding factor in what makes a good heist film. The plot is also extremely predictable as once the basic premise was explained I guessed almost every plot point and got it correct, the conclusion of the final battle I also managed predicted early on because of a speech that Michael Douglas performed. Overall David Dastmalchian's performance was OK but the accent he had kept pulling me out of the film because of how terrible it was.

Overall Ant-Man is another good addition to the MCU as the film is fun and entertaining which helps me to look past the simple and predictable plot, so taking everything I have said into consideration I rate this film:



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