Ant-Man (2015)

Here’s the link to the trailer of the movie in-case you haven’t watched the movie/trailer yet:

Horrific. For a movie that was hyped because of its splendid trailer, it’s horrible. With no meaningful plot build up or quality acting this movie turned out to be a huge disappointment. Its story line shockingly resembled the animated film The Ant Bully on so many occasions that it’s just embarrassing even for the viewer to watch.

The movie starts with Hank Pym (Played by Michael Douglas) confronting the board of Pym Tech. about how they were using some chemical of his for the wrong purposes. Pym straight away confronts an old man seated over there and shouts out ‘Stark!’ confirming that Ant-Man exists in the same universe as the Avengers and he will be seen in the next installments of Marvel of the same universe. The movie progresses with Scott Lang (Played by Paul Rudd) coming out of prison and joining his ex-cellmate. With usual comic puns and slow story line of all Marvel movies, the movie manages to reach the 30 minutes mark where the actual plot of the movie is exposed. Hank Pym had been thrown out of his own company and his protege, Darren Cross (Played by Corey Stoll) had taken over the company. Darren is shown as the neglected student and his mentor Hank Pym after his wife’s death had even neglected his daughter, Hope Van Dyne (Played by Evangeline Lilly). Ever since the cold war there was rumor that Hank Pym had discovered an amazing technology that could make a man shrink and give him super-strength at the same time and it was also rumored that Hank Pym himself had used this technology to help the United States against the Soviets during the Cold War. One thing, I appreciate about Marvel is that they know how to blend their story-line with actual Historical events but then it tends to come off as a failed attempt at the concept of realism.

Scott is having a tough time coping with the pace of life after he comes out of prison, which also includes him losing the right to see his daughter so he goes back to his old ways of robbery. He breaks into Hank’s house thinking he’d be stealing gold and jewels but only to discover the Ant-Man suit. With cliched story-writing of how the protagonist discovers the powers he is supposed to have in an awkward, gauche manner, Ant-Man proves that no Marvel hero ever decides that he wants to be a super-hero with complete control in the first go. Hank contacts Scott and tells him the plan about how they need to stop Darren Cross who had successfully replicated Pym’s invention and later on it is revealed he is going to sell it to Hydra. With an over-abundance of comic puns and illogical methods of training, Pym helps Scott control the powers. The biggest loop-hole in the script was when Pym explains how his wife died, I instantly knew it was going to be the same way the movie was going to end. To avoid further spoilers, I will not elaborate on that.

The main action-scene being an infiltration with the help of ants and destroying all data of the newly replicated suit and the suit altogether. It was a huge disappointment. With a slow moving plot with unnecessary emotional interjections, I’d say Ant-Man is so far the worst Marvel movie with Iron Man 3 closely in pursuit. The movie is a cesspool of logical fallacies. Let me give you an instance to substantiate that; Pym gives Scott a small disk, which has the ability of enlarging anything that it comes in contact with. Pym throws that disk and it hits an ant and the ant grows to the size of a large dog. And for the last 15 minutes we see the ant just roaming around freely and no-one even bats an eye and in the climax scene we even see Scott’s family adopting the ant as a dog. Really Marvel, really? For a person who doesn’t read comics or doesn’t have the thing for logical backing in movies Ant-Man is a definite treat, but unfortunately I’m not one of them. The animation in the movie is amazing and lives up to Marvel’s standards. The movie again confirms that Ant-Man is set in the same universe as the Avengers when Ant-Man takes on the Falcon, but again the fight sequence didn’t exactly get me excited. The best part of the movie for me was when the movie confirms Spider-Man coming to the MCCU. There is a dialogue when Falcon is looking for Ant-Man, when his informant talks about a web-slinging, wall crawling man. Yeah get pumped! The acting was below par, even the legend, Michael Douglas turned out to be a disappointment. The post-credit scene confirms that there will be an Ant-Man 2. In my honest opinion, if you aren’t desperate to watch a movie, I suggest you give this one a miss and torrent download it later.

My rating for Ant-Man: 5.9/10

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. long time man..
    so the movie isn’t good.. My instinct said so before the release..120 rupees saved..


    1. Yeah man, was busy will college admission and stuff. Gonna try and be regular now.

      Download it later anyway, not worth the money.

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  2. dreager1 says:

    Well, I wasn’t very pleased with the film after seeing it either, but horrific? I would consider a 2-3 more of a horrific film. A 5.9 sounds like it was about average more or less.


    1. When I said horrific, it was supposed to talk about the logical fallacies
      and also it was quite the drag man. 5.9 because only because of the animation and the subtle Easter eggs.


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