Hello everyone, I’m back with another article but this time it isn’t a review, our Editor-In-Chief Matt Moore took care of that already, which you can find here. This article will be explaining why I absolutely loved Marvel’s Ant-Man and why I think it is the best Marvel movie so far.
Let’s start with what this movie actually is, a Heist Movie. Well actually it’s a heist movie with a superhero twist, which is extremely unusual for Marvel. Most of their movies have been straight up superhero movies, but this film is completely different, and even though that was a huge risk, it was done really well. I applaud everyone involved with Ant-Man’s production, you guys got yourself a classic on your hands, well done! And FYI, I definitely plan to see this movie in theaters at least one more time. Trust me, this movie most certainly deserves multiple viewings.
Now on to the characters, Paul Rudd. Paul Freaking Rudd! You sir were flawless as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. The casting director couldn’t have pick a better actor.
Paul Rudd was outstanding in the film, and he had great chemistry with everyone, and to the people that said that Scott Lang’s daughter was a plot device, I don’t see what you’re talking about. That kid was great, I had no issues with her whatsoever. And the same can be said about his ex-wife and her husband, both of them were believable, at least to me.
Now on to Michael Douglas. Let me just say I’m a fan of Michael Douglas to begin with, I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid. So with him being in a superhero movie definitely contributed to my enjoyment. Aside from that, his performance as Hank Pym was without a single doubt in my mind was perfect. His mannerism and attitude towards the other characters were great. Same as Paul Rudd, amazing chemistry.
And now we have Evangeline Lilly, I was surprised by her performance in Ant-Man. I’m not saying she’s a terrible actor, in my honest opinion she has always been an okay actor to me. I mean no offense towards her, but I’m not going to lie and say she’s an amazing actor. But with that said, she did surprise me in Ant-Man. She was great, not amazing, but great. And in regards to her chemistry with the other actors, it wasn’t on par with Rudd or Douglas’s, but acceptable.
Now I’ve said that I consider this movie to be the best Marvel film yet, but that doesn’t mean it was perfect. A good example of one of the flaws in Ant-Man would be Corey Stoll as Yellowjacket.
This guy was the most predictable and cliché part of the entire film. He wasn’t terrible, just your typical cliché villain. I will admit though, the Yellowjacket suit was really cool. And I don’t really blame Corey Stoll for the predictability of his character, I blame the writers. He did the best that he could with what he had, and I can’t fault him for that.
Now on to the best part of the whole movie, Michael Peña as Luis.
This guy was downright hilarious, whenever he was on screen, a few seconds later we’d be laughing our asses off. There was a couple of moments I wanted to stand up an clap my hands. Everyone was great in the film, but I would definitely come back to see the movie if it was only just for him. This guy probably had the best chemistry in the entire film, it worked really well with everything else going on and I definitely want to see him in the sequel.
And finally we have the references to the previous Marvel films. Some people may have worried that the references might have felt rushed or forced, and I can tell you right now, the references were placed into the film in a way that felt natural, you have nothing to worry about.
Okay then, that concludes my thoughts as to why I thought Marvel’s Ant-Man is the best Marvel movie to date. Do you agree with my thoughts? Disagree with them? Don’t really care? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our YouTube channel and take a look at our various discussion vidcasts, and so as I bring this article to a close I’d like to say thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time, Bye bye!