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Ant-Man – Budget of $130 million – 1 hour 57 minutes

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Ant-Man starts in 1989 with Dr. Hank Pym discovering that S.H.I.E.L.D. is attempting to replicate his Pym Particle, which is a formula that allows a human to shrink to the size of an ant with great abilities.  Pym is horrified of the future ramifications, so he resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D., takes the Pym Particle, and starts his own company.  In the present time, Pym’s estranged daughter, Hope Van Dyne, and former protégé, Darren Cross, has voted Pym out of his company and Darren is close to discovering Pym’s formula.  Hope knows Darren is losing his mind and warns her father of Darren’s intentions to recreate the formula and sell it to the highest bidder.  With his daughter’s warning, Pym seeks out someone who can operate the Ant-Man suit, powered by the Pym Particle, in order to steal Darren Cross’ formula before Darren can sell it and wreak havoc on the world.

Scott Lang, newly release from prison, is trying to go straight.  He wants to provide for his daughter, Cassie, and see her regularly.  Cassie’s mother, Maggie, will not allow visitation without Scott paying child support, getting a job, and getting an apartment. Scott wants to comply with Maggie’s rules, but has a difficult time due to his criminal record.   With a father’s determination, Scott decides to do one more job to get the money.  His friends tell him about a huge safe is an old man’s home.  They know it must have something of great value.  So Scott and his friends devise a plan to break into the home and steal the contents of the safe.  The home belongs to Dr. Pym.  Dr. Pym and Scott’s worlds collide for a huge, ant-sized adventure.

This movie is amazingly done.  It mixes the fun of a Marvel’s movie with the style of an Ocean Eleven’s robbery heist. The motion caption flows seamlessly throughout the movie and provides great fight sequences.  The jokes hit their mark each time and are evenly spread throughout each of the characters.  Product placements of Baskin Robins, LifeSavers, Siri, and The Cure ranged from extremely obvious to glimpses in the background.  There are moments of lull, but they are quickly saved with jokes or meaningful moments.  The contrasting father and daughter relationship is essential to this movie and is beautifully blended with the story’s plot.  You will catch amazing cameo performances from other Marvel characters and an amazing cinematic game of “telephone”.  Although this movie is tied to other Marvel movies, it can easily stand on its own.


I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

That’s my helmet, Scott.  Don’t throw up – Dr. Hank Pym

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