Ant-Man is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll and Michael Pena. We see tech genius Hank Pym (Douglas) attempt to steal a shrinking suit from his own company with the help of Hope (Lilly), his daughter, and thief turned good guy, Scott Lang (Rudd).
Ant-Man is a fun and inventive film that is on a much "smaller" scale than the likes of Age of Ultron. The film knows what it is and takes full advantage of it, this isn't your average summer blockbuster with grand set pieces and stuff, this is a heist movie. Everything plays out perfectly to an ending that is over the top yet not too in your face about it.
This film is directed very well. The scenes where Lang is shrunk down and surrounded by ants are jaw-dropping, the photo realistic way off filming makes something so ordinary seem huge. I also found that the use of shrinking and enlarging in the fight scenes was a unique and fresh approach that really worked. Even though it is directed well i would loved to have seen what Edgar Wright (the original director) would have done with it.
The acting is great from most of the cast as well, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly are good and Paul Rudd is very entertaining in his role, but the standout is Michael Pena whose comedic timing is hilarious. The weakest actor is Corey Stoll as the antagonist, he isn't a very strong villain and he comes across as a typical, over the top bad guy.
Ant-Man is funny, original and perfectly ties into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite a weak villain, the visuals and acting certainly make up for it