July 23, 2015

Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man (2015) - Movie Review
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Country: USA

Movie Review: “Ant-Man” is far from constituting an outstanding presence among the extensive cinematic Marvel experiences, but is also true that the film, directed by Peyton Reed and co-written by Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz”), Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, and Paul Rudd who also stars as Scott Lang, doesn’t embarrass the voguish genre based on the comic books. The well-intentioned burglar, Scott Lang (Rudd), is released from prison after three years, and his only wish is to reconnect with his young daughter who lives with his ex-wife and her new boyfriend, Paxton (Bobby Cannavale), a well-known police officer. Unable to find a job because of his tumultuous past, Scott can’t provide the child support that would bring him closer to his daughter. Frustrated, he decides to join his former cellmate, Luis (Michael Peña), in one more criminal scheme for money. However, when infiltrating himself into a house to break a high-security safe, instead of jewels or cash or any other inestimable asset, he just finds a special suit, the one that he’ll be using to help the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lilly), defeating a former protégé, Darron Cross (Corey Stoll), who just finished a jeopardous version of the Ant-man suit called Yellowjacket. Scott has a first bad experience as the Ant-Man, but after well instructed, he distinctively passes a tough test where he had to steal a device from the Avengers’ HQ. Once that mission is accomplished, he should be ready to steal the Yellowjacket suit from Darron who promptly uses it to shrink himself when sensing danger. From then on, we a have a series of moderately entertaining microscopic battles, and a complex voyage through the world of electronics, the solution found to destroy the enemy. Paul Rudd fits perfectly in the role of the anti-hero who suddenly is turned into a superhero for a good cause and for his own sake. The humor works sparsely and the scenes don’t throb with much creativity or originality, however, I’ve been more bored with some of the previous Marvel sagas.

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