Ant-Man

antman-posterMovie: Ant-Man

Main Actors: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly (See a full list at IMDB)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Cursing: Some cursing, pretty much what you would expect from a Marvel PG-13.

Sex: No sex in this movie.  Whenever it comes to shrinking things, Hollywood has a tendency to through extremely immature and childish sex jokes in there; that did not happen this time.

Real Violence: Almost all of the violence in this movie was in this category.  Marvel movies are known for having quite a bit of action and fighting sequences but they are getting really good at tying all violence to the plot and giving it a point and realism.

Action Violence:
 I wouldn’t say so.

Overall Rating:
A-

Scorecard

Cinematography: A-

Visual Effects: A

Sound/Score: B+

Story: A-

Acting: B+

Food to watch with: Ice-cream, preferably from Baskin Robins.

Plot Synopsis: Tony Stark like genius invents suit that can make people very tiny yet stay very strong.  Unlike Tony Stark, this genius believes his technology must be kept a secret.

Review: Marvel again makes a movie that could have been a downer into a box office hit.  While this movie did not have the wow power of Guardians of the Galaxy, it was enjoyable to watch and took two actors I don’t think much of (Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly) and made them not suck.  I enjoyed the villain in this movie, he was not super powerful, just very disturbed and power hungry,  a bit different from the standard super-hero villain and the majority of the side characters were fun to watch.  The effects department did a good job with the size and power transfers that happen during the movie as they were more complex then I assumed they would be and I was surprised with how much I enjoyed the ants.  The music selection was very eclectic, but it worked and I was very satisfied when the end credits rolled.

Life Lessons: Thomas the train is evil at heart.  I knew it, I just knew it!!!

Summary: Great addition to the Marvel universe in the current three part arc that Whedon has put together.  I’ll be adding it to my library and watching it more than a few more times.

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