The special effects in “Ant-Man” are unlike anything in my opinion in the Marvel universe.
Ant-Man is about Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief who helps his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) protect the technology behind the Ant-Man suit from those wanting to exploit it for evil. When Rudd shrinks down we are drawn into a whole new world of giant carpet pile and huge ants and it’s hard not to get involved with the insects – you’ll never look at them in the same way again. “It didn’t have the interest”.
It follows Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), an earnest ex-con who accidentally steals a suit that can shrink him to the size of an ant (it also allows him to talk to ants). Jeered John Belushi as the Hulk: “Whoa, best stay out of this guy’s way!”
I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a good laugh and wants to see a new take on superheroes. The audience I was with obviously anticipated this, as they were a bit raucous, for a movie crowd, from the get go.
“I think that probably she’s the single biggest element of the movie that I would be psyched to explore in another movie, if we do it”, said Reed. Truthfully, I was on the fence about “Ant-Man” before I saw it simply because it seems to have the silliest premise yet. Marvel needed a dose of lightness and Ant-Man provides just the human touch.
Reported by his co-star Michael Douglas, Rudd’s extensive training regime caused him to gain so much mass that the costume department had to remake his whole practical outfit.
Arguably “Ant-Man” having a successful box office opening may be even more important because it shows that “Guardians” wasn’t a fluke while also setting up the studio’s upcoming films (known as “Phase 3”) which includes some pretty obscure characters like Black Panther and Captain Marvel.
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The screenplay for Ant-Man was originally written by Edgar Wright – of Shaun of the Dead fame – with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) for Wright to direct, but the British helmer left the project due to creative differences.
Together they set out to stop the bad guy and save the day. His hero is realistic, his physique reflects his the skills needed for his ill chosen career. Pym’s Particle is still a secret from everyone, including his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and former protégé Darren Cross (“The Strain’s” Corey Stoll).
Plus it helps that Ant-Man is part of one of the biggest Hollywood franchises responsible for $8.5 billion ticket sales globally.
With so much going on, I noted in my interview with Lang’s crew (the “Antourage”) that sometimes it’s the supporting characters that make a film, and we have that happening right here. “The kid in me loved it, because that’s what I loved in the Marvel comics”, he tells Yahoo Movies.