So, today I sat down and watched through the entirety of Ant-Man. Ant-Man was the big superhero film of 2015. It revolved around a young thief named Scott Lang (Played by Paul Rudd) who is enlisted by a Mr. Miyagi-like character named Hank Pym who wants the man’s help in stopping a catastrophe. You see, some evil dude who you will forget about once the film is over has created a powerful suit that can shrink himself. Pym also has a suit that does just that, but the evil dude has negative intentions for his suit.
So, it’s up to Pym to stop him by assuming the role of Ant-Man. Generally, I thought it was a really good film. It had solid action and the scenes of Ant-Man shrinking himself and having adventures felt really unique and enjoyable. On top of that, Pym controlling ants was some of the most entertaining scenes in a superhero film I’ve ever seen. The problem comes with pacing and the way the plot of the film plays out. There is about 15-20 minutes of the film where almost nothing happens. It is basically an overly long training montage of Hank and his daughter Hope trying to get Scott in shape to take on the bad guy and steal his suit.
It’s not really that entertaining and felt a bit too expository for my tastes. Another problem was that the villain felt really generic and had little in the way of uniqueness. There was also this extremely pointless scene where Ant-Man fights Falcon. It has little baring on the plot, aside from setting up Ant-Man’s appearance in Captain America Civil War and possibly Avengers 3. Generally, I thought it was a great film and it is something I reccomend. I hope to see more of Ant-Man in the upcoming Marvel films as I had a blast with this film.