When I think about my comic book experiences growing up, if I was collecting my comic book for the week, the only way I knew about Ant-Man was from The Mighty Avengers comic book. knowing that his Pym Particles made him grow and shrink were, next to The Vision or Ironman, was more lack luster of a hero you aspire to as a kid.
Marvel went out on a limb doing a movie with the The Guardians Of The Galaxy but, the action/comedic approach worked like a charm. Last night, I saw a screening of Ant-Man. Let’s all be real, approaching this in a comedic way was the best approach. Using Michael Douglas, an establish and great actor as Dr. Pym the retired Ant-Man, another great decision. The comedy really shined when Paul Rudd delivered a great performance as the modern day Ant-Man, giving the Ant-Man story line a fresh new take with his background of a cat burglar really worked.. A huge bonus was the delivery of Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris. T.I. really can act, and showed his comedic skill in this movie.
It would be hard to carry a superhero title with all comedy. Seeing clips of the “original” Ant-Man fighting covert wars in the 80’s, I started sitting at up in my seat. And when Ant-Man fought an Avenger (I’m trying to limit my spoilers), I thought that might have been the best action in the movie! Of course, the movie has a true antagonist, Corey Stoll played the Yellow Jacket villain predictably but, the action sequences were phenomenal. Ant-Man truly brought you into a “micro world” that Marvel immersed you into and, experiencing this in 3D is truly the best way to watch this movie.
For fans of Marvel, superhero, action and comedy films, you will like this movie. It’s a solid flick from Marvel and won’t disappoint you. Perfect for the family and, Marvel keeps its every growing storyline continuing with the bonus footage past both the credits rolls, so make sure you watch the entire movie.
Ant-Man will be in theaters on July 17th.