Ant-Man

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
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Film Cast:

  • Scott Lang / Ant-Man: Paul Rudd
  • Dr. Hank Pym: Michael Douglas
  • Hope van Dyne: Evangeline Lilly
  • Paxton: Bobby Cannavale
  • Darren Cross / Yellowjacket: Corey Stoll
  • Sam Wilson / Falcon: Anthony Mackie
  • Maggie: Judy Greer
  • Cassie: Abby Ryder Fortson
  • Luis: Michael Peña
  • Kurt: David Dastmalchian
  • Dave: T.I.
  • Gale: Wood Harris
  • Peggy Carter: Hayley Atwell
  • Howard Stark: John Slattery
  • Mitchell Carson: Martin Donovan
  • Taxi Driver: Garrett Morris
  • Dale: Gregg Turkington
  • Hydra Buyer: Rod Hallett
  • Frank: Joe Chrest
  • Buyer: Joe Bucaro III
  • Buyer: Jean Louisa Kelly
  • Young Pym: Dax Griffin
  • Janet van Dyne / Wasp: Hayley Lovitt
  • Writer: Anna Akana
  • Bartender: Stan Lee
  • Hideous Rabbit (voice): Tom Kenny
  • Spanish Woman: Norma Alvarez
  • Young Daughter: Darcie Isabella Cottrell
  • Raver: Teddy Williams
  • Raver: Carol Anne Watts
  • Raver: Chuck David Willis
  • Raver: Diana Chiritescu
  • Pool BBQ Dad: Neko Parham
  • Pool BBQ Mom: Onira Tares
  • Pool BBQ Kid: Zamani Wilder
  • Pool BBQ Kid: Kylen Davis
  • Pym Tech Gate Guard: Jim R. Coleman
  • Pym Tech Security Guard: Desmond Phillips
  • PYM Tech Security Guard: Aaron Saxton
  • EMT: Michael A. Cook
  • Gorgeous Blonde: Ricki Lander
  • Superior Officer: Rus Blackwell
  • Ice Cream Store Customer: Johnny Pemberton
  • Ernesto: Nicholas Barrera
  • Carlos: Carlos Aviles
  • Emily: Lyndsi LaRose
  • Peachy: Robert Crayton
  • Cop on Speaker: Ajani Perkins
  • Alpha Guard: Jessejames Locorriere
  • Vault Guard: Kevin Lacz
  • Vault Guard: Michael Trisler
  • Armed Guard: Daniel Stevens
  • Armed Guard: Clay Donahue Fontenot
  • Armed Guard: Michael Jamorski
  • Armed Guard: Casey Pieretti
  • Lab Guard: Antal Kalik
  • Lab Guard: Adam Hart
  • Lab Guard: Reuben Langdon
  • Lab Guard: Todd Schneider
  • Beta Guard: Zack Duhame
  • Armed Guard: Alex Chansky
  • Lab Tech: Kevin Buttimer
  • Ignacio: Danny Vasquez
  • Helicopter Pilot: Rick Avery
  • Helicopter Pilot: Erik Betts
  • Pedestrian (uncredited): Natalie Stephany Aguilar
  • Prisoner (uncredited): Raul Colon
  • Prison Guard (uncredited): Patrick Constantine Bertagnolli Jr.
  • Steve Rogers / Captain America (uncredited): Chris Evans
  • Pedestrian in Rain (uncredited): Hayley Gagner
  • Ten Doors Tenderloin (uncredited): Tim Halpin
  • Jogger (uncredited): Christina July Kim
  • Castillo (uncredited): Jordi Mollà
  • Jogger (uncredited): Vanessa Ross
  • James ‘Bucky’ Barnes / Winter Soldier (uncredited): Sebastian Stan
  • Bee: Buzz Buzz Devers
  • PYM Tech Employee (uncredited): John Lobato
  • Delivery Man (uncredited): Ed Moy
  • Bunker Guard #2 (uncredited): Sam Medina

Film Crew:

  • Supervising Art Director: David Lazan
  • Local Casting: Jackie Burch
  • Utility Stunts: Sala Baker
  • Sound Designer: David Farmer
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tom Johnson
  • Casting: Sarah Halley Finn
  • Production Design: Shepherd Frankel
  • Screenplay: Paul Rudd
  • Comic Book: Stan Lee
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Set Decoration: Leslie A. Pope
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Shannon Mills
  • Foley Editor: Dee Selby
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Juan Peralta
  • Director of Photography: Russell Carpenter
  • Stunt Coordinator: Jeff Habberstad
  • Story: Edgar Wright
  • Costume Design: Sammy Sheldon
  • Editor: Dan Lebental
  • Makeup Artist: Stephan Dupuis
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Daniel Sudick
  • Visual Effects Producer: Nina Fallon
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Daniel Laurie
  • CG Supervisor: Koen Vroeijenstijn
  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Editor: Colby Parker Jr.
  • Comic Book: Jack Kirby
  • Comic Book: Larry Lieber
  • Art Direction: Austin Gorg
  • Original Music Composer: Christophe Beck
  • Music Supervisor: Dave Jordan
  • Executive Producer: Michael Grillo
  • Set Designer: Chad S. Frey
  • Screenplay: Adam McKay
  • Executive Producer: Louis D’Esposito
  • Additional Editor: Kirk M. Morri
  • Unit Production Manager: JoAnn Perritano
  • Set Designer: Thomas T. Taylor
  • Orchestrator: Dave Metzger
  • Executive Producer: Alan Fine
  • Executive Producer: Victoria Alonso
  • Orchestrator: Kevin Kliesch
  • Aerial Director of Photography: Michael Kelem
  • Storyboard Designer: Jay Oliva
  • Makeup Artist: Jill Oshry
  • Story: Joe Cornish
  • Camera Operator: Kent Harvey
  • ADR Voice Casting: Barbara Harris
  • Transportation Captain: Jimmy Ray Pickens
  • Sound Mixer: Whit Norris
  • Key Makeup Artist: Greg Funk
  • Key Hair Stylist: Teresa Morgan
  • Set Designer: Dean Wolcott
  • Property Master: Russell Bobbitt
  • First Assistant Director: Walter Gasparovic
  • Assistant Art Director: Sarah Contant
  • Storyboard Designer: David Krentz
  • Thanks: Gene Colan
  • Thanks: John Buscema
  • Thanks: John Byrne
  • Thanks: David Michelinie
  • Additional Editor: Leigh Folsom Boyd
  • Storyboard Designer: Bryan Andrews
  • Thanks: Robert Kirkman
  • Co-Producer: Brad Winderbaum
  • Additional Music: Leo Birenberg
  • Compositing Supervisor: Jonathan Cheetham
  • Makeup Department Head: James MacKinnon
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Nicole Young
  • Art Direction: Jann K. Engel
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Vincent Cirelli
  • Costume Supervisor: Wendy M. Craig
  • Set Designer: Josh Lusby
  • Music Editor: Tanya Noel Hill
  • Key Set Costumer: Melanie Mascioli
  • Visual Effects Producer: Melanie Byrne
  • First Assistant Director: Lars P. Winther
  • ADR Editor: Kim Foscato
  • Leadman: Russell R. Anderson
  • Script Supervisor: Kerry Lyn McKissick
  • Key Costumer: Heather Sease
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Russell Earl
  • Stunt Coordinator: Trevor Habberstad
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Mohen Leo
  • Visual Effects Producer: Karey Maltzahn
  • Dialogue Editor: Brad Semenoff
  • Visual Effects Producer: Allison Paul
  • Makeup Department Head: Heba Thorisdottir
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Trent Claus
  • Key Set Costumer: Bob Moore Jr.
  • Visual Effects Producer: Priyanka Balasubramania
  • VFX Supervisor: Simon Stanley-Clamp
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jeremy Bowker
  • Compositing Supervisor: Edson Williams
  • Visual Effects Editor: Michael Harden
  • Sound Effects Editor: Bob Kellough
  • Visual Effects Editor: Andy Stevens
  • Sound Designer: David C. Hughes
  • Transportation Captain: Joel Marrow
  • Steadicam Operator: Peter Rosenfeld
  • Still Photographer: Zade Rosenthal
  • Construction Coordinator: John H. Samson
  • Visual Effects Editor: Abhishek Chauhan
  • Visual Effects Editor: Arvind Chaurasiya
  • Visual Effects Editor: Omkar Iyer
  • Visual Effects Producer: Diana Giorgiutti
  • Aerial Director of Photography: David B. Nowell
  • Visual Effects Editor: John Polyson
  • Visual Effects Producer: Steve Griffith
  • Sound Effects Editor: Nia Hansen
  • Sound Effects Editor: Josh Gold
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Len Levine
  • Visual Effects Editor: Kosta Saric
  • CG Supervisor: Pavel Pranevsky
  • Gaffer: Dan Riffel
  • Key Hair Stylist: Yvette Stone
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jack Whittaker
  • Lead Animator: Aaron Schultz
  • Camera Operator: Edward A. Gutentag
  • VFX Editor: Tom Driscoll
  • Rigging Gaffer: Dennis J. Lootens
  • Hair Department Head: Janine Rath
  • Hairstylist: Kerrie Smith
  • Key Set Costumer: David Butler
  • Assistant Editor: Lorena Talpan
  • Stereoscopic Supervisor: Evan Jacobs
  • Camera Operator: Bill O’Drobinak
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Samuel J. Tell
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: John Mahaffie
  • CG Supervisor: Artemis Oikonomopoulou
  • Animation Supervisor: Eamonn Butler
  • Visual Effects Editor: Conor Byrne
  • Camera Operator: Stephen Buckingham
  • Key Costumer: Branden Marks
  • Animation Supervisor: Stephen Enticott
  • Hairstylist: Tracey Moss
  • Makeup Artist: Tracey L. Miller-Smith
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Jenny Basen
  • Hair Department Head: Roxane Griffin
  • Digital Intermediate: Bob Schneider
  • Modelling Supervisor: Tristan Connors
  • Stereoscopic Editor: Dhirendra Chhatpar
  • Set Decorating Coordinator: Amy Lehman
  • Visual Effects Editor: Struan Farquhar
  • Compositing Supervisor: Matthew Kemper
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: James Jooyoung Lee
  • First Assistant Camera: Robert Settlemire
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jake Morrison
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jamie Hallett
  • Art Department Coordinator: Dustin Berry
  • Visual Effects Producer: Rob Shears
  • Electrician: Frank Helbig
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Sam Claitor
  • Camera Operator: Peter Gulla
  • Camera Loader: Sagar Desai
  • First Assistant Camera: John Kairis
  • Armorer: Larry Zanoff
  • Co-Producer: David J. Grant
  • Wigmaker: Bob Kretschmer
  • Compositing Supervisor: Aymeric Perceval
  • Casting Associate: Jason B. Stamey
  • Set Costumer: Danny Molaschi
  • Key Makeup Artist: Bryan Reynolds
  • Makeup Artist: Jacqueline Fernandez
  • Hairstylist: Michelle Diamantides
  • Art Direction: Cameron Beasley
  • Assistant Art Director: Calla Klessig
  • Assistant Art Director: Rachel Block
  • Assistant Art Director: Lauren Rosenbloom
  • Animation Supervisor: Neil Glasbey
  • Animation Director: Keith Roberts
  • Lead Animator: Bruce Creevey
  • Senior Animator: Oskar Urretabizkaia
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Michael Asiman
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Jayce Attewell
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Kelly Chow
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Tyler Cordova
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Devika Kawle
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Brittany Montero
  • Armorer: Ron Licari
  • Dialogue Editor: Christopher Barnett
  • Visual Effects Producer: Rene Grasser
  • Visual Effects Producer: Marie Rheinschild-Jordan
  • Visual Effects Producer: Mark Webb
  • Production Coordinator: Jenny Sandell
  • Production Supervisor: Jason Tamez
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Ankit Gokani
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Arushi Govil
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Syuhada Hassan
  • Animation Supervisor: Tim Harrington
  • Electrician: Brent Studler
  • Music Editor: Jim Harrison
  • Key Costumer: Edward T. Hanley
  • Senior Animator: Marc Calvelo
  • CG Supervisor: Carlos-Christian Nickel
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Alex Wuttke
  • First Assistant Camera: Sean Hunter Moe
  • Animation Supervisor: Nicholas Symons
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Ashley Bradford
  • Foley Mixer: James Ashwill
  • Production Controller: Sheilah Sullivan
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Cole Darby
  • Set Designer: John Moredock
  • Storyboard Designer: Jim Magdaleno
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Helen Kozora
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Ryan J. Frias
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Simone Kraus Townsend
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Dinesh K. Bishnoi
  • Unit Publicist: John M. Pisani
  • CG Supervisor: Richard Sutherland
  • Production Accountant: Richard Castro
  • Digital Intermediate: Laura Holeman
  • Orchestrator: Tim Davies
  • Storyboard Designer: Danelle Davenport
  • CG Supervisor: Adrian Corsei
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Dominik Zimmerle
  • Sequence Supervisor: Brendan Seals
  • VFX Supervisor: Tony Baldridge
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Samson Neslund
  • First Assistant Director: Nick Satriano
  • Picture Car Coordinator: John Armstrong
  • First Assistant Editor: Adam Kimmerlin
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Rick Chouinard
  • Stereoscopic Editor: Robert Drwila
  • Lead Animator: Ben Wiggs
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Sam Hodge
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Chris McLeod
  • Electrician: Matthew P. Stouppe
  • Key Grip: Richard Mall
  • Dolly Grip: Richard L. Carden
  • 2D Supervisor: Alexandre Cancado
  • First Assistant Camera: Jeffrey N. Civa
  • Conceptual Illustrator: Andy Park
  • Casting Assistant: Claire Koonce
  • Dolly Grip: Brad Rea
  • Key Grip: Jim Shelton
  • Compositors: Christopher Grandel
  • Foley Editor: Jim Likowski
  • Post Production Coordinator: Adam Cole
  • Second Assistant Director: Brian Avery Galligan
  • Storyboard Designer: James Rothwell
  • Post Production Supervisor: Jesse Torres
  • First Assistant Editor: Dawn Michelle King
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Scott McPhate
  • VFX Editor: Greg Reed
  • Compositors: Ross Newton
  • Compositors: Ryan Laney
  • Compositors: Shiloe Swisher
  • Assistant Property Master: Jim Stubblefield
  • Boom Operator: C. Douglas Cameron
  • Best Boy Electric: Michael Lowrance
  • Key Costumer: Grace Lambert Pyke
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Karen Gerbs
  • Epk Camera Operator: Sean Ricigliano
  • Transportation Captain: Tyson Weatherford
  • Dialogue Editor: Chris Gridley
  • CG Supervisor: Damien Stumpf
  • VFX Editor: Jan Reichmann
  • Matchmove Supervisor: Michael Karp
  • Stunts: Daniel Hargrave
  • Hairstylist: Kimberly Carlson
  • Set Designer: Allen Coulter
  • Visual Effects Editor: Jack Runyon
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Justin Johnson
  • Best Boy Grip: Dan Jarrell
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Jakris Smittant
  • Visual Effects Editor: Tristan Fisher
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Kristin Patterson
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Melanie Marlar
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Lee Briggs
  • First Assistant Camera: Mark Santoni
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Greg Steele
  • Compositing Supervisor: François Lambert
  • Assistant Editor: Michael Goldberg
  • CG Supervisor: Daniele Bigi
  • First Assistant Camera: Dennis Rogers
  • Lead Animator: Ferran Casas
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Rafel Montoya
  • Compositing Supervisor: John J. Galloway
  • Assistant Camera: Brent Egan
  • Fight Choreographer: Walter Garcia
  • Compositing Supervisor: Anton Yri
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Timothy Trimmings
  • First Assistant Camera: John Rex Woodward
  • 3D Sequence Supervisor: Mike Stillwell
  • CG Supervisor: Daniel Paulsson
  • Stereoscopic Supervisor: Prateek Kaushal
  • Camera Loader: Henry Nguyen
  • Camera Loader: Daniel Wurschl
  • Stereoscopic Supervisor: Rohan Tirkey
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Robert Howie
  • Compositing Supervisor: Gruff Owen
  • Visual Effects Editor: Ashton Hertz
  • Compositing Supervisor: David Jeffrey Phillips
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Jeff Winkle
  • 2D Supervisor: Giuliano Dionisio Vigano
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jon Capleton
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Monifa Andrew
  • Stereoscopic Editor: Priyal Mahadik
  • Stereoscopic Editor: Smeet Vedant
  • Stereoscopic Editor: Vaibhav Marathe
  • Stereoscopic Supervisor: Barry O’Brien
  • Lead Animator: Peter Clayton
  • Visual Effects Editor: Abraham Thomas
  • Visual Effects Producer: Darcie Tang
  • CG Supervisor: Doug Sutton
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: James Hatridge
  • Digital Supervisor: Francisco De Jesus
  • Makeup Artist: Brian Waltsak
  • Makeup Artist: Lisa Patnoe
  • Animation Supervisor: Raphael A. Pimentel
  • Visual Effects Producer: Franzisca Puppe
  • Hairstylist: Jennifer Salvon
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Zach Hilton
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Jordan Livingston
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Michael Kim
  • Electrician: Larry Jay Ertley
  • Electrician: Evan Jones
  • Electrician: Cas Lincoln
  • Electrician: Steven Walker
  • Electrician: Jeremy Woods
  • First Assistant Camera: Christian Satrazemis
  • 2D Sequence Supervisor: Stephen Newbold
  • Main Title Designer: Tnaya Witmer
  • CG Supervisor: Juan S. Gomez
  • CG Supervisor: Andy Zazzera
  • Lead Animator: John Filipkowski
  • Matte Painter: Matthew Friedlander
  • Modelling Supervisor: Lersak Bunupuradah
  • Sequence Supervisor: Chris J. Kenny
  • Sequence Supervisor: Brandon Nelson
  • Sequence Supervisor: Brian Delmonico
  • Stereoscopic Supervisor: Cyrus Jay Gladstone
  • VFX Editor: Caroline Rowlands
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Rebekah Noulles-Smith
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Chiranjeev Thakur
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Kat Greene
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Lisa Hallbauer
  • Visual Effects Editor: H.R. Barnett
  • Visual Effects Producer: Tarun Kripalani
  • Visual Effects Producer: Bojana Solomonova Vishemirski
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Matthew Crnich
  • Assistant Editor: Alexander Johnson
  • Stereoscopic Editor: Emily Mason
  • Software Engineer: Lisa Curtis Saunders

Movie Reviews:

  • owen333: I loved it it was so much fun and very funny, another marvel masterpiece
  • Frank Ochieng: When one thinks of a typical super-hero actioner, they imagine the boisterous boundaries that are associated with such an explosive genre: eye-popping special effects, outlandish and grand-standing villains, world domination escapades, complex yet flashy super-heroes that seem unreal and unapologetic and a big scale of unbelievable escapism that is tellingly becoming of a comic book epic on the big screen for the hungry eyes of the giddy moviegoer. Remember, all these described elements are not a bad thing when it comes to larger than life comic book/superhero fantasies. In fact, we almost insist that our volt-minded vehicles have some kinetic kick to its pulsating, pithy adventures. After all, there is certainly nothing wrong with that approach to the cinematic sensationalism of summertime popcorn pleasers and the costumed heroes that take us on that daring, rollicking ride of magical mayhem.

    However, director Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ symbolizes a different texture and tone to the familiar action-packed world of Marvel Comics’ outrageous universe both on the printed pages and in the dark movie theaters. It does not necessarily use the overwrought or ultra-stimulating tactics to sell its percolating product as a super-charged heroic fable of mighty manipulators out to save the planet in the tradition of frantic favorites such as ‘The Avengers’ film franchise for instance. Instead, ‘Ant-Man’ relies on its small and intimate take of quirkiness, introspection, a gentle doomsday message of despair and a measurement of an awkward man that wears his bugged-out wardrobe with a sense of curiosity and conviction. In essence, ‘Ant-Man’ is a costumed caper that is high-spirited in its low-key excitement…something quite refreshing and revered in the wild and wacky world of Marvel Comics’ representation of the super-studs and sasses that invade our cinematic sensibilities in the hazy days of summer.

    ‘Ant-Man’ lead Paul Rudd, an affable actor that has shown various levels of competence in both comedies and dramas over the years, is the unlikely source to don an ant-oriented attire and let his charm and cheekiness take over as the tiny bugged-eyed avenger of right and might. Rudd plays Scott Lang, a former troubled lawbreaker and gifted engineer whose demons come back to haunt him when he gets involved in the burglary shenanigans with his bad news buddies (T.I. and Michael Pena). The reason for Lang’s lure back to crime: a cockeyed but convenient way to win over the affections of his estranged young daughter.

    Interestingly, another great analytical mind of mechanics and science in stand-offish Hank Pym (Oscar-winner Michael Douglas) is spotlighted as he too struggles to relate to his daughter as well in the pretty Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). Anyhow, Pym has a colorful backstory as it is revealed that he used to save the world from harm as the underrated crime-fighter Ant-Man. There was no glory or special recognition for Pym’s heroics as the buggy super-hero but his devotion to his crime-stopping craft was realized nevertheless.

    As ANT-MAN Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang has plans to stop the criminnal foolishness besides raiding a giant-sized picnic basket in Peyton Reed’s modest costume caper.
    As ANT-MAN Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang has plans to stop the criminal foolishness besides raiding a giant-sized picnic basket in Peyton Reed’s modest costume caper.
    The conflicted father-daughter tandem of Pym and Hope eventually recruit the beleaguered Lang to climb into the exo-skeletal red-and-black suit and become the current Ant-Man to continue the mission of promoting goodness over evil. In this specific case, Lang’s Ant-Man is asked to foil the nefarious agenda of Pym’s former protege and associate Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) who threatens to expose the revolutionary shrinking technology to anyone sinister that offers him an insane and immediate price for such secretive scientific information that could jeopardize mankind in the long run. Of course, it goes without saying, that Cross has an ominous alter-ego in the vile Yellowjacket whose back-and-forth clashing with Lang’s Ant-Man leads to the calculating and corrosive chess game of one skillful insidious insect trying to outwit and outmaneuver a conscientious one.

    Some may dismiss ‘Ant-Man’ as being too low-grade, cheesy and incidental in its confrontational canvas of saints versus sinners. Still, Reed’s handling of his Marvel-inspired ‘battle of the bugs’ is a winning formula in simplicity because it does not have to be rooted in a spectacular and showy landscape as the other successful bombastic blockbusters that come out of the frivolous factory of Hollywood. Essentially, ‘Ant-Man’ demonstrates the right kind of personality and prestige for its presentation as a scaled-down comic book actioner steeped in the personalized disillusionment of the characterizations and their assorted psyches. Sure, ‘Ant-Man’ will not let anyone forget its popular competitor in the much glorified and iconic standing of another insect-fighting Marvel mastermind in ‘Spider-Ma’n anytime soon. Yet Scott Lang’s Ant-Man is just as angst-ridden, impish, awkward and devoted as Peter Parker’s resilient web-headed wonder Spidey.

    The drama unfolds so convincingly in ‘Ant-Man’ not so much because of the dire dilemma of comicbook goodness and badness but because of the examination of deteriorating relations between broken men and their families or more specifically between fathers and daughters. Both Rudd and Douglas are committed to their roles as the Ant-Men that saved the world with ease past and present but could not say the same thing about rescuing the domestic responsibilities that eluded them under their own roofs. As Lang tries to find an opening for forgiveness toward his little girl and remarried ex-wife (Judy Greer), his current adviser Pym struggles to put the pieces together with a disgruntled Hope that blames her father for the neglect of her well-being as well as the death of her beloved late mother known as the Wasp, a super-heroine that shined in her own shadow of accomplishment.

    ‘Ant-Man’ is a soulfully weird, witty sliced-down spectacle of a comicbook film that is rare in its skin to deliver the message of a connection not just to stamping out the cartoonish crime and chaos that is routinely found in the playful playground of Marvel’s movie machine of high-powered personalities armed with skillful brute and brilliance. It also has something called heart and hope as it tackles the alienation and isolation of fathers and their vulnerable daughters. It will take more than a gigantic can of Raid to destroy the indomitable presence of ‘Ant-Man’ and what his hedonistic heroics, both physical and psychological, bring to the prized picnic table.

    Ant-Man (2015)

    Walt Disney Studios

    1 hr. 57 mins.

    Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Crey Stall, Michael Pena, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Wood Harris and Abby Ryder Fortson

    Directed by: Peyton Reed

    MPAA Rating: PG-13

    Genre: Comic Book Fantasy, Super-heroes, Action and Adventure

    Critic’s Rating: *** stars (out of 4 stars)

  • John Chard: The Pocket Rocket.

    Given the production problems and its long gestation period, Ant-Man is arguably far better than it had right to be. Unsurprisingly with a Marvel Super Hero film, the critical reactions have been mixed, but given it’s not as gargantuan as most Marvel pics it proves to have a big entertaining heart. A pic cunningly viewing the Marvel Universe from a different angle, whilst also not over egging the pudding.

    The effects work is impressive, the origin story narrative engrossing and with it carrying a lightness of touch, and there’s a very enjoyable cast enthusiastically buying into the comic book frivolity. Sure, some of it’s just plain daft, our hero’s powers are hardly blunderbuss stuff, while the family melodramas bubbling away feel tired, but come the glorious finale, pandering to the child in us all, it’s another Marvel winner readying itself for further adventures of Ant-Man. 7.5/10

  • Reno: > Size doesn’t matter if he’s a superhero who committed to save the world.

    My confession is I never read ‘Ant-man’ comics and I never knew such kind of superhero even exist in Marvel till this movie was announced. (But I know Danish film ‘Antboy’.) So I’m glad they brought cinematic version of ‘Ant-man’ and I’m sure he’ll return to the next ‘Avengers’ as they promoted strongly in this film itself to know what would be the audience response. I don’t know others, but I definitely welcome the idea.

    Another CGI magic, another Marvel’s wonder. As long as they pick the right cast and crew with a good story, the sci-fi like this continues to rule the cinema world. It was a great team work, that must be appreciated. As usual the top notch visuals as well the performances, even the sidekicks. But I was surprised to see when Paul Rudd was attached to this project. I believed it would be a comedy sci-fi packed with full of action, and I was wrong. It was a simple tale, a heist theme and of course it was fun to watch, but never was a comedy movie.

    A wonderful beginning, especially for the first film in the series. You know strong foundation is the key to raise a building above. I know the sequels would only get better by progressing and it should be. Because in all the Marvel’s superhero flicks, this one was the most family and young kids friendly. That does not mean there were no violence, but from the title to the characters and presentation, all were so casual and can be understood by all.

    It was so great to see a legend like Michael Douglas to be a part in the modern movie. Now I am eager to see Evangeline Lily as Wasp-girl in the follow-up. It would be like Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, but in a sci-fi version. The extras were very interesting, I enjoyed them as well. If you’re are yet to see the film, don’t expect anything like Disney’s ‘Honey’ trilogy, after all, if you enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) then you would do same for it which is the twelfth to follow.

    7.5/10

  • mattwilde123: I like Paul Rudd and was hoping this would be as funny as ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ but it wasn’t. It looked good and the direction was solid but I think it suffered from the constant screenplay rewrites that the film underwent by changing the screenwriters (Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish).

    I also felt it was a bit too long-winded and it was unbalanced. However, the main good feature in this film was the special effects.

    ★★★

  • Per Gunnar Jonsson: I have to say that I did not have great hopes for this movie. However, I found it surprisingly enjoyable. As can be expected from a Marvel super hero movie it is not the most intelligent plot around but instead rather heavy on special effects.

    Having said that the plot is not bad given the context. I have never read any of the Ant-Man comics so I had no idea what to expect. The little expectation I had was of some guy turning into some ant like creature smashing things left right and center. So it was somewhat of a surprise to me when I found out that the guy was actually shrinking himself to ant size. Actually I went a bit “what the f…” when I first realized this and felt that this was going to be boring.

    However, in the end, I felt it worked out quite well. If it would have just been about some guy shrinking himself then it would indeed have been somewhat boring but the added coolness of this guy being able to command armies of bad-ass ants really helped stave of the boredom.

    As I wrote above it is a Marvel super hero movie so it is heavy on special effects and, personally, I felt they where quite okay. There is of course quite a bit of action in the movie as well as a bit of humour. I quite liked the parts where the Ant-Man and his nemesis slugged it out in a children’s room and a giant size Thomas the Tank Engine was thrown through the roof and into the garden. Maybe I liked it because Thomas the Tank Engine is a TV show that my kids liked to watch when they were smaller. There where of course a few of the usual Hollywood silly, brain-dead stunts like the tank scene. It could have been so cool but it was really ruined by the total lack of intelligence in the stunt following the cool revelation.

    I really liked Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym as well as Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne. I was not too impressed by Paul Rudd but on the while I guess he was not too bad. It is a bit of a shame though that when Hollywood feels they need to throw in a bit of family drama they always have to throw in a divorce. It is rather depressing for us that have lived through such a tragedy after all.

    Bottom line, this was a surprisingly enjoyable movie. Far better than quite a few of the super hero movies that Marvel/Hollywood have produced like for instance the abysmal Spiderman movies although that is of course a personal opinion.

  • Gimly: Less spectacle than most MCU films have been serving up, particularly in phase two, but the story and characterisation is actually a little stronger than the past couple of tales Marvel has served up.

    Villain Darren Cross, AKA “Yellowjacket” (originally a hero in the comics) lacks the onscreen presence of top tier Marvel-evil Loki, but is certainly one of the stronger offerings the MCU has given us. His twisted relationship with his former mentor gives another level to this Marvel film not seen since _Winter Soldier_.

    Not so much a super hero film as a super heist film, _Ant-Man_ was a welcome refreshment to the comic book movie party, and though I always like to give myself some time to find exactly where MCU films fit in my overall experience, at the moment I would say _Ant-Man_ sits somewhere comfortably in the middle, maybe even a bit below, but is still well worth a watch, even for those who aren’t deeply involved with the film series as a whole.

    _Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._

  • Wuchak: ***Ant-Man?***

    Released in 2015, “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a cat burglar who is offered redemption and the opportunity to be a hero. Michael Douglas plays his mentor, Hank Pym, and Evangeline Lilly Pym’s daughter; meanwhile Corey Stoll co-stars as the heavy.

    In my vast arsenal of old comics I have only one issue where Ant-Man is the main star: Marvel Feature #10, which featured Hank Pym as the hero, not to mention his wife, the Wasp, AKA Janet van Dyne. The character’s run in that comic ceased with that very issue. By the 80s Scott Lang, a good-intentioned thief, became Ant-Man after stealing Pym’s Ant-Man suit to save his daughter. With the encouragement of Pym, Lang became Ant-Man full-time.

    The movie is based on these events and I was surprised at how entertaining it is considering how relatively minor the hero is. The movie even makes a joke about this when Ant-Man comes face-to-face with the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). Speaking of which, it’s great to see the Falcon in action. It’s also great to see Yellowjacket who, in the comics, was Hank Pym after Lang took over as Ant-Man. In the movie Yellowjacket is the villain (Stoll), which is okay since Pym’s Yellowjacket in the comics sort of became a villain when he had a mental breakdown and was eventually divorced by Janet, the Wasp. The filmmakers incidentally did an excellent job with the Yellowjacket suit.

    “Ant-Man” was a surprise hit at the box office and understandably so. It’s a quality superhero flick done with style and brimming with confidence. It’s nothing more than this, but that’s all it needs to be. It’s nice to see Michael Douglas who was, believe-it-or-not, 70 years-old during shooting. He shines in the movie as Pym and could easily pass for ten years younger. I also really liked the Quantum Realm sequence when Lang is reduced to microscopic size.

    The film runs 117 minutes and was shot in Georgia and San Francisco, CA. ADDITIONAL CAST: Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale and Michael Peña.

    GRADE: B+/A-

  • tmdb44006625: Ant-Man is a much needed breath of fresh air from all the city-breaking, galaxy saving epicness of the past five Marvel movies. It’s a nice, light, fun heist movie with some pretty cool effects and a great cast of characters.

    Michael Pena, T.I. and David Dastmalchian make this movie so much more enjoyable. Not that Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Corey Still aren’t great, but those three as a sidekick trio crack me up.

    Edgar Wright’s stamp is all over this movie and it’s a shame his directorial touch is missing, because he would have known what to remove to make it even better.

    But all in all, Ant-Man is great entertainment with a feel good story about a man trying to be the hero his kid thinks he is.

  • r96sk: Much better than anticipated, I actually thoroughly enjoyed ‘Ant-Man’. The concept is silly, but I felt it made it work very well.

    It starts off as more Paul Rudd-esque than Marvel-esque, especially with the comedy. I wasn’t expecting much from it at that point, not that it was necessarily bad or anything but it wasn’t what I’d expect from an MCU film. However, positively, it turns into something that fits in this universe.

    I enjoyed the action, score and humour. The cast do good things, with Paul Rudd filling the titular role nicely. I also really enjoyed Michael Douglas. Evangeline Lilly and Michael Peña are pluses, too. Corey Stoll, meanwhile, is a little meh I will say – entirely passable, but nothing memorable.

    This is a pleasant watch, one I’d recommend.

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