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Ant-Man Movie Review

Updated on July 26, 2016
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Alec is an up-and-coming film critic with a true passion for the film industry & hopes his reviews and articles will help launch his career.

I admit I was skeptical at first about Ant-Man. The title alone sounded ridiculous and the movie seemed like a turn for the worst. I am happy to say that I was wrong. Ant-Man was a surprise hit, not only in the box office but also in my mind and heart.

The story centers around Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), who is down on his luck. He was just released from prison and can't keep a job because of his criminal background. A friend of his hears about an older man that has a vault in his basement, holding something extremely valuable. Thinking it's the score he needs, Scott agrees to do it. Once he gets inside, though, it turns out to be a suit of some kind. Little did he know, that suit was about to change his life forever.

The acting was great and the chemistry resonated off the screen. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly were perfect casting choices for their characters. They played off one another very well and never seemed awkward or like they didn't belong together.

The story was actually excellent. I was pleased with it and how well it was executed. Sure, some parts made you laugh because of how outrageous it could be sometimes but that was the fun of it. It was supposed to be outrageous and there were times when it made fun of itself.

In conclusion, I was thoroughly surprised with the film's outcome and was pleased with how they integrated the Avengers into Ant-Man and left the door open to future involvement with the MCU. I look forward to seeing Ant-Man again in the MCU.

© 2016 Alec Zander

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