After seeing the new Marvel film Ant-Man, I have just one thing to say. Marvel did it again! They took a half forgotten C-list super hero and made him the toast of the town...at least until the next Captain America movie comes out next year. XD
For me, this was a fun, exciting and different from the past Marvel films and I love how they keep adding veriations to their films making them exciting, interesting and their own thing instead of just Super hero gets powers, wears a costume and beats up bad guys until the super villain fight. So when I say 'I love Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it left me wanting more', this is what I mean! The fact that this was a more lighthearted movie filled with funny jokes yet still gives us enough thrills to make it a super hero film is wonderful. After all, not every Super Hero film needs to be like 'The Dark Knight'. As wonderful a film as that was, not very film adapted from comics needs to be gritty dark and brooding. They can be lighthearted, fun and even a little goofy and still be vastly enjoyable.
Paul Rudd was wonderful as Scott Lang! And I don't know how they got Micheal Douglas to play Dr. Hank Pym...I really don't know how, but by god he was perfect! Tough as nails when he needed to be yet still having the soft spot to let true emotion through. Evangeline Lilly was wonderful as well, playing the daughter who thinks she's being ignored but in reality is the one person Hank can't stand to loose. Ant Micheal Penna....my god everything he said was hilarious! He was the perfect goofy comic sidekick to Lang's more serious charm. He'll have you laughing from start to finish!
The story is so awesome as well, and I won't spoil anything for those who haven't seen it, but there are lots of Easter Eggs throught the movie...including one for our favorite...nope not gonna say it! You'll just have to see the movie for yourselves. And the special effects bring me a nostalgic feeling when I first seen 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids'. I really felt they knocked it out of the park with the shrinking ability and having Lang running with the ants. It really was fun to see this kind of super power that we really haven't seen yet. ^^
In closing, Ant-Man is a wonderful addition to the MCU blending wonderful special effects and bringing a new, smaller aspect to this film series. And I certainly can't wait for the next installment! ^^ Weather you love the Marvel Universe movies or hate them, you'll be in for a fun ride with this one. ^^