So, I just watched Ant-Man this past weekend, I didn’t exactly know what to expect. A few weeks ago it didn’t have that great of reviews, but over the weekend the consensus started to rise. Currently on Rotten Tomatoes it has a critic score of 80% and a user score of 92%, which is actually pretty good.
I enjoyed the movie a lot, I think it was really funny, and it didn’t take itself too seriously, which is good, because the plot and even the idea of an Ant-Man is a pretty silly concept. At certain points it almost felt like a comedy movie instead of a superhero film, which I’m actually ok with!
I’ll just say that Paul Rudd was great in it, I like Paul Rudd a lot. He was a good choice for the role too, since he doesn’t take himself too seriously.
It was an all-around fun time. Paul Rudd’s criminal friends were super funny, especially Michael Pena, hilarious. And there were some fight scenes that were funny too, like the toy train set scene, which was in the trailers, so don’t get mad at me for spoilers! But in the scene, Ant-Man and Yellow Jacket were fighting, ant-sized, obviously, and what would be normally scary, if it were full-sized, the Thomas the Train Engine train hit Yellow Jacket, and then it cuts to the wide shot and shows a little plastic train tipping over. Lots of jokes like that made this movie a lot better.
Here’s a spoiler, just so you know. There’s a pretty crazy “Quantum Realm” sequence. After Ant-Man shrinks himself down to molecular size, he is sucked into the Quantum Realm, where apparently time and space are irrelevant. After entering this realm, Ant-Man falls unconscious and he drifts into what feels like a dream sequence, basically. Or the black hole scene in Interstellar, that’s what I thought when I saw it. It’s basically just a world of infinite reflecting shapes and energy, but right before he goes fully unconscious he uses one of his enlargement discs, which ultimately saves him, although he remembers nothing from the Quantum Realm. It’s a pretty crazy scene that didn’t quite fit with the rest of the movie, but it gave the film a little more depth.
I’d give this film a: