Saturday, July 18, 2015

'Ant-Man' Doesn't Shrink from the Challenge

Paul Rudd with one of his trusty ants.
Back from Ant-Man, yet another enjoyable Marvel super-hero origin film that is both respectful of and resourceful with the source material from the comics.
Despite some sort of pacing problems in the first half, the film picks up for a suspenseful and exciting climax, and has the cute humor you would expect from the premise.
The movie has numerous nods to the Marvel universe, and even a unifying dramatic theme about fathers and daughters. The heavy lifting is done by special effects and the serious acting talents of people like Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, who can unload exposition on you and make you think it's candy. Amazing how much he now sounds like his dad to me.

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