Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas
Paul Rudd shrinks his way into the big screen, and he does it in spectacular fashion. Ant-Man is the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and just like its fellow MCU brethren, the film gives us a fun-filled package complete with action, comedy, and a lot of heart.
Of all the Marvel films to date, I think Ant-Man may be my new favorite. The pacing may be a bit slow in the first 15-20 minutes, but it’s still engaging. Mostly because of the right balance of all the components involved in the story. I loved all the callbacks to the rest of the MCU, complete with some special mentions and appearances of certain Marvel heroes. There were a lot of funny moments and dialogue as well, especially the lines coming from Michael Pena, who manages to steal the show at times.
If Chris Pratt had Guardians Of The Galaxy which catapulted him into fame, I think this may be Paul Rudd’s GOTG. It’s definitely his time to shine, after all these years of doing comedy, I’m glad they’ve finally tapped his potential to become a male lead, and he surely pulls it off as Ant-Man. Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas bring some emotional depth to the film, without really overdoing it. Corey Stoll is menacing as Darren Cross, although I feel like there’s something missing in his performance.
Ant-Man uses the standard Marvel formula, but it manages to make it feel different. Overall, having a great cast, solid direction, and an engaging story makes Ant-Man highly recommendable for anyone wanting to have a good time in the cinema.
My Rating: 9/10