2015 | Peyton Reed

A just released convict gets tangled up in the power struggle of a mad scientist who wants to weaponise technology that could effectively change the world. With help from an old scientist who are against the use of the powerful technology he uses the tech to try to stop the evil corporation.

Average rating   7 out of 10

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Mark Bladt     2020-12-02 8 out of 10

”Ant-Man” from 2015 was the 12th movie in Disney’s hugely successful superhero franchise. The movie is directed by Peyton Reed who before “Ant-Man” had directed movies like “Yes Man” starring Jim Carey and “Bring it on” starring Kirsten Dunst (one of this movie reviewers movie crushes).

“Ant-Man” chooses to focus more on family friendly feel good humour than the other Marvel movies. And the humour works. In the title role we find Paul Rudd playing Scott Lang, a legendary burglar with a heart of gold and a daughter he tries his best not to disappoint.

Other actors are Michael Douglas as super genius Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Pym’s estranged daughter Hope van Dyne and the villain of the movie is Darren Cross played Correy Stoll. Stoll plays the part as smooth as his bald head. The always charming and talented Michael Pena plays the part of Scott’s friend Luis. Some might feel that casting the only latino actor as the only character in the movie without a last name is bit of a poor choice. Other actors worth mentioning are Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson & Bobby Cannavale. Cannavale is an actor I have yet to see fail in any part he plays. The guy is just always good. Abby Ryder Fortson is just super cute in the part. All in all, the movie has one of the most enjoyable casts of any Marvel movie.

The plot is as so often is the case in movies like this, that a villain has a plan that threatens world peace and our hero or band of heroes has to stop this plan and while doing so they grow as human beings and have to find something in themselves that transform them from what they were to the heroes they become. In “Ant-Man” however our hero Scott Lang must grow both mentally, spiritually, and physically with the task.  

“Ant-Man” works for several reasons. The director Peyton Reed never loses control over his movie even though he has been hired to direct a movie that is placed in the middle of the largest and most successful movie franchise ever. It works because the humour fits with the mood of the movie. It works because the chemistry between the actors is great. And it works because Paul Rudd is super charming and able to carry the movie.
Niels Risgaard Hansen     2017-09-28 7 out of 10

Peter Buchardt     2015-07-20 6 out of 10

The basic feeling I had after watching this was disapointment. I do not know Ant-Man that well from the Marvel Universe, but I had a feeling that this movie primaryly was done so Ant-Man can be sqeuzzed into the "Avengers" franchise later on.
I really did like to the easy going, not too seriuos, approach it had. But if you look at the overall plot, it just seemed a bit thin and not very trustworthy.
The inventor of the Ant-Man suit trust it to an ex-con with a master in electrical engineering who can't manage to find a job anywhere else than a ice-cream shop...?

The effects was pretty awesome and very belivable. Weirdly enough it was as if the battles in miniature just seemed less impressive since one knows everything is so small. It was only when Paul Rudd's characther Scott Lang engaged with massive amounts of insects that one got the epic feeling that should excist in all super-hero movies.

End note. I really like the way they try to connect The Avengers with Ant-Man, but why is it that when they feature an Avenger for 4 minutes of the movie they make it Falcon? Seems a bit cheap to me =)

It's a good, fun and entertaining Marvel movie, but not good enough.

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