ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

I’m still trying to decide where to place this movie in my Top 3 MCU movies but it’s definitely up there with Captain America: Winter Soldier and Guardians Of The Galaxy.

I knew an average amount about Ant-Man, more than I did Guardians, but I feel pretty safe with Disney/Marvel to go in relatively blind.

I did not leave that cinema disappointed!

Probably one of the things I love best about the MCU is that it all looks real, the costumes aren’t over the top; they look practical and let’s be honest; a movie about a guy who can shrink himself and telepathically control ants could have been made into a joke but it really wasn’t. The size play was flawless, detailed and didn’t get too much to handle.

The cast was awesome but Michael Pena was a stand out for me with his hilarious retelling of the tipoffs he received and I was a little apprehensive about Paul Rudd, I thought he was going to turn the comedy stupid and go over the top but it had a nice balance of funny and serious.

Loved the cameos including of course, Stan Lee, loved the mention of what happened in Avengers: Age of Ultron, little bread crumbs for future Ant-Man films and even a little nod to a certain web slinger!

I would be interested to read or hear how this movie differed from Edgar Wright’s version of the film but they still managed to move past all that drama and make a brilliant movie.

Loved this, will see it again in the cinemas, buy it on blu-ray on Day 1 and will be eagerly waiting for, hopefully, some sequels!

If you are a fan of the MCU, go see this!

PLEASE NOTE: There is a mid credits scene AND an after credits scene!


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