Ant-Man - Honey, I Shrunk the Superheroes!

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Ant-Man - Honey, I Shrunk the Superheroes!

Ant-Man is the smallest Marvel movie thus far, in terms of scale, but winds up being an entertaining, if slight, trip to the movies.

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Seems very much like a pre-Thor Phase 1 film from the description, which isn't incredibly promising.
 

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Evonisia said:
Seems very much like a pre-Thor Phase 1 film from the description, which isn't incredibly promising.
I think it's much better than Thor. In fact, only Guardians and both Captain America movies beat this one as a stand alone movie. The beginning is slow, no doubt. It seems like it takes forever for Lang to get the suit--but that's a problem I have with a lot of super hero movies in that they take forever to get the hero going. Once he does get the suit and starts training though, I felt like it was a non-stop ride.

And the review is right. The cameo that shows up in the movie is easily the best part. That's not to say that the rest of the movie is terrible or boring--I thought the heist was fun, as well as the final fight--but the cameo scene is just amazing.
 

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I just got back from watching it and overall I enjoyed it-
Stuff in the film-
I thought the villain was pretty lame as I just view him as Iron Monger Jr. Seriously they are so alike it is uncanny!
They both bald.
Those two only care about the profit than the actual consequences of their actions by weaponising someone elses idea.
Both of them become mad with power (also did he sniff the particle or something due to Hope mention that the partical affected his brain?).

Granted what I didn't like was some of the humours in some places like the idiot who wanted hot stuff in a ice cream shop and he didn't look mentally ill to me. Speaking of the ice cream, I thought that was too much of an sponsor but in saying so the cinema I go to has that ice cream brand stand. Also that other cop was also an idiot for mistaking that grown up ant for a dog.
Also the whole Hank/ Hope drama wasn't realyl doing it for me since they decide to reconcil just NOW (when Scott came)??? I would had assume that sort of crap would had gotten resolves years earlier before Scott came to the picture.
I liked the reference to the past film and I loved Falcon cameo (I thought it was Iron Man that was going to show up). In saying so I kind of find it far fetched that he was able to scanned Scott when he was ant size. Did his tech get a huge upgrade from Tony?

The part when Scott shrink to the microverse I was expecting Janet was the one who helped him to grow back to normal.

Lastly the two credit scene-
While I get Hank wanted to protect Hope for now letting her wear the suit but that would had been ALOT convient if she had worn and asisted them in the heist seeing how it only take 10 second or less to put on the suit. I will let How It Should Had Ended to fill in that scene.

The final scene I am assuming it will take placed in Civil War which Scott will help them out.

Honestly I was expecting Scott would had been invited to joined the Avengers by the end of the filn. I guess that will happened in the future.

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Is there a scene all the way at the end of the credits or is it just a midway one?
Both.
 

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I watched it last night, and there were so many funny and kick-ass moments. Quite possibly the funniest Marvel movie to date, what with them still using Edgar "Cornetto Trilogy" Wright's script, and Paul Rudd in the lead. THe action sequences with the shrinking and growing were fantastic, and lots of call backs and forwards to other parts of the MCU, like
Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne being agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. under Howard Stark and Peggy Carter and another guy who's revealed to be a member of HYDRA. And you won't guess where you'll find Stan Lee this time.
. And as usual, STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS!
 

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Man it opens next week on the 22nd over here. I'm still looking forward to seeing it even if it falls behind the better Marvel movies.
It sounds like it's at least a fun watch.

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And as usual, STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS!
Is there a scene all the way at the end of the credits or is it just a midway one?
 

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Sigh goddamn man you need to get some ritalin or something, yet another review of you just hating eveything. Do you even like movies? Anyway Im gonna see it tonight. Everything I'm reading from the superherohype community is that it doesnt top gaurdians but its still great, above average in the MCU.
 

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I think one of the TV promos spoiled the cameo before the movie hit theaters in my area... If that's the best fight sequence, then I already know who's fighting who because of said TV promo...

Other than that, at least the comedy sounds enjoyable...
 

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Sigh goddamn man you need to get some ritalin or something, yet another review of you just hating eveything. Do you even like movies? Anyway Im gonna see it tonight. Everything I'm reading from the superherohype community is that it doesnt top gaurdians but its still great, above average in the MCU.
I would advise reading past the first page - although even that doesn't come anywhere close to hate.

"The shrinking effects are great"
"Ant-Man is pretty funny overall, and while it's easy to be concerned with Rudd playing a superhero, it wound up working quite well"
"the action is fun and fresh, and the entire thing is funny, so it's not like it's a chore to sit through"
"an entertaining, if slight, trip to the movies"
"Is it enjoyable? Yes"
"it's enjoyable as it's playing."
"it's worth your time"

Personally, that doesn't sound like hate to me.

Anyway, sounds enjoyable enough that I'll see it at some point, whether in the cinema or on Blu-Ray.
 

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Andy Shandy said:
piscian said:
Sigh goddamn man you need to get some ritalin or something, yet another review of you just hating eveything. Do you even like movies? Anyway Im gonna see it tonight. Everything I'm reading from the superherohype community is that it doesnt top gaurdians but its still great, above average in the MCU.
I would advise reading past the first page - although even that doesn't come anywhere close to hate.

"The shrinking effects are great"
"Ant-Man is pretty funny overall, and while it's easy to be concerned with Rudd playing a superhero, it wound up working quite well"
"the action is fun and fresh, and the entire thing is funny, so it's not like it's a chore to sit through"
"an entertaining, if slight, trip to the movies"
"Is it enjoyable? Yes"
"it's enjoyable as it's playing."
"it's worth your time"

Personally, that doesn't sound like hate to me.

Anyway, sounds enjoyable enough that I'll see it at some point, whether in the cinema or on Blu-Ray.
Youre cherry picking, the entire tone of the review sounds like bored hipster whining. Its like he enjoyed the film but couldnt bring himself to admit it.
 

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piscian said:
Andy Shandy said:
piscian said:
Sigh goddamn man you need to get some ritalin or something, yet another review of you just hating eveything. Do you even like movies? Anyway Im gonna see it tonight. Everything I'm reading from the superherohype community is that it doesnt top gaurdians but its still great, above average in the MCU.
I would advise reading past the first page - although even that doesn't come anywhere close to hate.

"The shrinking effects are great"
"Ant-Man is pretty funny overall, and while it's easy to be concerned with Rudd playing a superhero, it wound up working quite well"
"the action is fun and fresh, and the entire thing is funny, so it's not like it's a chore to sit through"
"an entertaining, if slight, trip to the movies"
"Is it enjoyable? Yes"
"it's enjoyable as it's playing."
"it's worth your time"

Personally, that doesn't sound like hate to me.

Anyway, sounds enjoyable enough that I'll see it at some point, whether in the cinema or on Blu-Ray.
Youre cherry picking, the entire tone of the review sounds like bored hipster whining. Its like he enjoyed the film but couldnt bring himself to admit it.
You said he hated everything. That's quite clearly not the case. And I at least agree that it sounded like he enjoyed it. But I disagree that the faults he found with the film were "bored hipster whining".
 

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Grimh said:
Man it opens next week on the 22nd over here. I'm still looking forward to seeing it even if it falls behind the better Marvel movies.
It sounds like it's at least a fun watch.

Darth_Payn said:
And as usual, STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS!
Is there a scene all the way at the end of the credits or is it just a midway one?
Both. Can't tell you who's in them or what they do without spoiling the surprise, but they are totally worth it.
 

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Darth_Payn said:
Both. Can't tell you who's in them or what they do without spoiling the surprise, but they are totally worth it.
Great thank you. I always forget to check this before going to see these movies.
I'm looking forward to see what they do.
 

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The reason he didn't also let her wear the suit is because it isn't finished, and even if he did finish it and let her use it from his perspective that would harm the plan since Cross would have, in his mind, been suspicious of her absence coupled with the fact that the plan pretty much worked without her, and only failed because Cross knew the where coming all along.
 

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I'm relieved. I'd heard some reviews that made me concerned, but I can see from comments here that this will be a movie for me.
 

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I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made the most out of its premise and gimmick and was a tone of fun. Not the best MCU movie of course, but still very good.
 

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Evonisia said:
Seems very much like a pre-Thor Phase 1 film from the description, which isn't incredibly promising.
I think it's much better than Thor. In fact, only Guardians and both Captain America movies beat this one as a stand alone movie. The beginning is slow, no doubt. It seems like it takes forever for Lang to get the suit--but that's a problem I have with a lot of super hero movies in that they take forever to get the hero going. Once he does get the suit and starts training though, I felt like it was a non-stop ride.

And the review is right. The cameo that shows up in the movie is easily the best part. That's not to say that the rest of the movie is terrible or boring--I thought the heist was fun, as well as the final fight--but the cameo scene is just amazing.
I've watched it now (was going to anyway), I'd say it was fine enough and I'd probably rate it higher than this review did. The drama worked in the first half but not the second, but that's OK because the action is quite good and it's a visually lovely film. I really liked the cameo because I don't like that cameo character, like at all. That character drags down parts of the film said character was introduced in for me.

Frankly, I barely liked Guardians. It's my second least favourite after Iron-Man 1 (I know, burn me alive). I like that this film went for Captain America sincerity by way of Guardians humour, basically removing my entire problem with Guardians in an instant (no likeable characters outside of comic relief).

If we went by the standalones, my preferences go:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Thor: The Dark World (I know again, shoot me)
Ant-Man.
 

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If it wasn't for this review I would've forgotten about this movie before I saw it!
Hope that the local cinema's will be playing it next weekend.
 

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If you look back at the MCU as it is right now, the recent movies aren't actually a disappointment. The standard for these sort of movies has been moved. Now "well it's a lighthearted romp that satisfies, has good writing and feels like more than a cash grab" is "average".

Judge the X-Men movies by this standard and start laughing?
Is Ant Man super special and life changing? No, and that's a good thing. I liked it, but it's carried by the comedy, so if it's not your humor, you won't.
 

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I went to see it today; my expectations were absolutely met. It's an exciting and funny summer blockbuster. No more, no less. It's not as good as Guardians of the Galaxy, but it was a diverting enough way to spend an afternoon. Watch it on the big screen, but if you miss it, don't worry. There'll be something else round soon.