I just came home from the cinema and I am very happy with my choice of late-night activity. I have just seen Ant-Man. Yup, Marvels new and bold hit was spectacular! But how was it so great?
So first off, I'm not going to spoil ANYthing, so if you haven't seen it yet, don't you worry.
Ant-Man comes off strong with humour. Humour is one of Marvels little goodies which they use in the right way. They always know which superheroes they're going to use it with. Ant-Man is absolutely one of them and this was a smart move! Even though there are some dark and sad background for ONE particular character, they still manage to keep the light-hearted feel present during the whole movie. The biggest, funniest and smartest move behind Ant-Man is definitely Paul Rudd and Peyton Reeds work. Rudd nails the part as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and the script is *kisses fingers as Italian people do* very well put togheter.
I'm not saying Michael Douglas' and Evangeline Lilly's performance were less good, but in the end, Rudd is the one who takes the center stage. I like that he actually put on some muscle for this movie - even though we've seen him a little chubby in comedies before. So big up to you, Rudd! I like your motivation and acting a lot! Heck, even Game of Thrones-creator, George R.R. Martin loved Ant-Man! (Source: IGN)
Ant-Man also comes off strong with action-packed sequences and characters. Not only was these sequences cool to watch - They were funny too! Yeah, they were, guys! They were really clever and well constructed, and I enjoyed every second of them.
Ok, the last part about enjoying every second of Ant-Man was not true.. There were times (only very rarely, don't get me wrong) where I thought that some "funny" parts were too much. If you've seen the trailer (which spoils the heck out of the movie btw, thank me later) you've already seen some of the parts which became too much "funny".
Again, don't get me wrong, the movie is still freakin' awesome.
Last, but not least - the villain set-up, the world-building, chameos of other awesome Marvel character, supporting roles and characters, the foreshadowing of the future of Marvel... I really, really love where Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios' president, is taking Marvels future. If future movies like Black Panther and Captain America: Civil War is this great, I am going to start crying during the movies at some point.
The reason why I'm giving it a 9,5 out of 10 is because of the too much "funny". Marvel go BIG with this movie and it's a solid one. I promise you that. If you haven't seen it yet, go, go, go to the cinema whenever you get the chance. In my opinion, this is the one of the best Marvel movies yet.