I went and saw Ant-Man on the day it came out. I went with a couple of my friends and being the superhero buff/comic nerd that I was, I was actually quite excited for this movie. I always try to see a superhero movie as soon as it comes out or as soon as possible for me. Also to those of you who have not seen the movie I suggest not reading this post.....That was your "spoiler alert".
Going into the film I had my doubts, like I said above I was still excited but there was a lot of things I felt were not right with the film granted I hadn't seen it yet. My major problems dealt with the obvious differences between the Marvel Comic Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I did not understand why they chose to make Hank Pym older when Scott Lang and him were about the same age in the comics but after watching the film I appreciated why they decided to cast Michael Douglas for an older version of Hank Pym.
It bothered me that they classified Yellow Jacket as a villain, technically he was just a schizophrenic crazy Hank Pym who was a little more violent after much exposure to the Pym Particles. But however I was satisfied with the depiction of Darren Cross becoming insane and increasingly violent through the progression of the film. Which in my opinion was a good example of the Pym Particles effects.
Darren Cross was a minor issue that I had because he was never that important in the comics and he was also NEVER Yellow Jacket. But when they included the parts of Cross getting in touch with Hydra and planning to sell the Yellow Jacket to Hydra really made me happy. Plus it was quite weird to see Corey Stoll play a super-villain after watching him as a congressman on Netflix's House of Cards.
I think the major thing that really irritated me was the fact that Ant-Man (Hank Pym) basically created the Avengers. Obviously if they were going to show that in the film then they would of had to have released Ant-Man back in 2012. But if he is going to be part of the so-called "New Avengers" alongside Spidey and Falcon then I say carry on Marvel.
All "mistakes" aside I believe that this movie was good. It caught my attention and held it throughout the entire film. It even had me laughing to tears at times. I like Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and i like Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne. Especially since in the upcoming Phase 3 Marvel movies we get to see her as The Wasp (was not expecting that reveal in the mid credit scene). Also I feel as if this film really is just connecting more and more of the Marvel Universe together and it makes me even more excited for the next 5 years of films.