Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man – This July, heroes don’t come any bigger.


Paul Rudd————————————————————Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Michael Douglas—————————————————–Dr. Hank Pym
Evangeline  Lilly—————————————————–Hope Van Dyne
Corey Stoll————————————————————Darren Cross/Yellow Jacket
Michael Pena——————————————————–Luis
Anthony Mackie—————————————————-Sam Wilson/Falcon
Judy Greer———————————————————-Maggie Lang
Bobby Cannavale—————————————————Paxton

Directed by Peyton Reed.
Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, and Paul Rudd.
Story by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish.
Comic Book by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby.

It appears that Marvel has full intentions of bringing every single character it has ever created in its catalogue of comic books to life. I believe that over saturation of a market is not be a good thing and Marvel is putting out as many films as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Captain America movies, and the Iron Man movies, but mark my words it’s a film like this that will mark the beginning of the end for comic book movies.

Scott Lang (Rudd) is released from prison and is picked up by his former cellmate Luis (Pena). As soon as he gets home Luis is telling him about a “job” where he can make some good money. Scott is not interested in going back to a life of crime. He wants to be in his daughters life not in prison. Scott intends to use his Masters in Electrical Engineering to get a real job, but his first job ends up being at a fast food place. This was not the start he had envisioned for himself. He loses that job because of his criminal record and from desperation he accepts the job that Luis offers him. He breaks into a house with a huge safe in the basement. Scott uses a little ingenuity to get inside the safe only to find a motorcycle suit.

Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) had used Luis without him knowing to lure Scott into stealing the suit. Hank wants Scott to use the suit and become Ant-Man. Meanwhile, Darren Cross (Stoll) Dr. Hank Pym’s former protege is trying to correct the problems he is having miniaturizing live creatures without killing them. There is a race against time as Ant-Man must try to stop the evil Darren Cross.

This movie was entertaining but I found myself disconnected from the characters and the story.

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Runtime: 117 Minutes

Production Budget: $130,000,000.

Box Office
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.

CC Rating: 6 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

Directors’ Previous Movies: Yes Man, The Break Up, Down With Love.

If you liked this try: Antz, Fantastic Four, Spider Man.