Home Entertainment ANT-MAN – So what did you think?

ANT-MAN – So what did you think?

51 second read
19

Ant-Man_BF-12320_R

Marvel officially closed off their Phase 2 this weekend past with the release of Ant-Man, a movie that may have had a troubled production but ended up being pretty great. It’s a substantial change of pace for Marvel, eschewing the crazy big cosmos-shaking ramifications that has underpinned all their recent fare for a story that’s much smaller in scope (and no, I’m just talking about Paul Rudd’s shrinking hero).

As I mentioned in my 4/5-star review though, while the action may be smaller, the fun factor is anything but. Director Peyton Reed and his cast – especially the scene-stealing Michael Pena – give us one of the most purely fun Marvel movies since Guardians of the Galaxy, and also adopt a similar offbeat to the space-based hit.

Well, at least that’s what I thought… Do you guys agree, or do you think that this insect should get squashed?

Last Updated: August 3, 2015

19 Comments

  1. I watched it last night and i thought it was fukin awesome.

    You’re definitely right in ur review that you can still see Edgar Wright’s directing here and there like the “word of mouth” scenes which were funny as hell, as is most of the movie.

    4/5 would watch again.

    Reply

    • Axon1988

      August 5, 2015 at 09:22

      I also watched it last night. For me the part that was really catchy, was where Pyn and his daughter were having a moment. I mean the audience were on the border of crying if they weren’t already gushing… But let’s not spoil it.
      The whole GOTG vibe was awesome, I enjoyed the fact that the director realized you cannot make a 100% serious Antman movie.

      Reply

  2. DarthZA

    August 3, 2015 at 11:58

    Love it. Watched it with a big group, and even though I wouldn’t put it as one of Marvel’s top 3 movies, all the girls in our group were debating if this one or the first Thor movie is the best Super Hero movie ever.

    Reply

  3. RinceThis

    August 3, 2015 at 12:19

    Agreed. I put this up there with Guardians of the Galaxy. I loved it. Going to watch it again at IMAX.

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      August 3, 2015 at 12:26

      Guardians of the Galaxy was shit, so you’re not selling me on this.

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        August 3, 2015 at 12:30

        Get back in your corner of lonely, angry isolation tard.

        Reply

      • Nick de Bruyne

        August 3, 2015 at 13:22

        Geoff, you’re doing the greatest job of convincing everyone that you’ve just become an out of touch old man. You need to stop now, or join a bowls club.

        Reply

      • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

        August 3, 2015 at 20:40

        I’m with @OddSockZA:disqus on GotG. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it was “shit”, although after all that everyone was saying about it, it left no impression on me, and I was *really* looking forward to it after seeing the trailers.

        The best, most well-portrayed character was Groot. Everything else felt like mis-timed jokes and forced acting. Even great comedic actors like Peter Serafinowicz didn’t deliver. Look, I could basically write a very long post on why I think that GotG didn’t land the punches that it goes around acting like it did. ๐Ÿ˜›

        Reply

        • Kervyn Cloete

          August 3, 2015 at 22:42

          No. You’re both wrong. And that’s that! ๐Ÿ˜€

          Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          August 4, 2015 at 14:32

          GotG was okay.. I enjoyed it.. no desire to watch it again..

          Definitely wasn’t what people made it out to be

          Reply

          • Kervyn Cloete

            August 5, 2015 at 09:50

            You like Leon Schuster movies. Your opinion is invalid ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Koko

    August 3, 2015 at 13:08

    I really enjoyed it. Even though I was heavy skeptical about Paul Rudd being a ‘superhero’, he did an excellent job.
    Definitely adding this to my Bluray collection when it releases so I can watch 20 more times to match up with the number of times I’ve watched the other MCU movies.

    Reply

  5. Nick de Bruyne

    August 3, 2015 at 13:25

    While I do appreciate the closer, smaller story I can’t help but feel like I left the theatre feeling like I really want to see all of this applied to the bigger picture now. There is so much potential. Hope we see more than just a bit of him in Civil War, sounds like we might.

    Reply

  6. Wayne Bossenger

    August 3, 2015 at 18:59

    Loved it and totally agree, it was just good fun! Different type of superhero movie for once and it was well worth the change!

    I wonder if that Falcon/Avengers cameo is partly why Edgar Wright left? It could have been replaced or not done with at all (may have been a better film without it?). I still enjoyed it though, even if that was out of place.

    Reply

    • Kervyn Cloete

      August 3, 2015 at 22:42

      That was added in after he left. It was something that Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd came up with and just thought it would be a really cool scene – which it was.

      Reply

      • Wayne Bossenger

        August 3, 2015 at 22:55

        Yea, that scene was great and a clever way to link Ant-Man to the Avengers. Would love to know why Wright left and how the movie would have been different… still, one of my favourite Marvel films.

        Reply

        • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

          August 4, 2015 at 14:40

          Wright left because Marvel rewrote most his 6-year old script (that he’d treated as a labour of love for nearly a decade) – without him knowing until a month before shooting was to begin – in order to make it more mainstream.

          It’s because of this that I have no interest in supporting or watching the movie.

          Reply

          • Kervyn Cloete

            August 4, 2015 at 14:58

            The whole “Marvel rewrote the script behind Wright’s back” thing has actually never been confirmed. THR and Latino Review reported it as what their unknown sources were telling them, but we didn’t hear anything about it from anybody else.

            The fact is that we know that Marvel asked him and Joe Cornish to do rewrites, and then they walked. What those rewrites were and how they were handled, we don’t know, and since it doesn’t look like Wright wants to talk about it, we probably will never know.

          • Kervyn Cloete

            August 4, 2015 at 15:03

            Just wanted to add that Kevin Feige gave an interview about this last year iirc, and he said that there was no behind the back rewrites. They all sat around the table, Wright wanted the story to go one way and Marvel another, and after bumping heads over and over, both parties agreed that it would be best to rather go their separate ways.

            It was a shame, but it was apparently amicable.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Action-packed new Shang-Chi trailer shows off the Ten Rings in battle

A brand new trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings shows us the revamped or…