- Not gonna lie, ever since I heard there was going to be an Ant-Man movie I was skeptical. Ant-Man sounds like a dumb superhero. The only reason Spider-Man is a completely acceptable persona is because he has somehow hung on as one of – if not the most – famous Marvel creations for decades. Spiders? Yeah, sure, why not? Ants? Meh. So when I finally sat down and watched this film, I was pleasantly surprised.
- Ant-Man feels very much like a standalone movie, which I love. You don’t need to be all caught up on the twelve (twelve!) preceding movies to understand the characters and plot points. No new infinity stones are introduced, Loki’s staff doesn’t make an appearance, and the Avengers are referenced only just so much that you can garner that they are an elite group of superheroes. It harkens back to a simpler time.
- The Thomas the Tank Engine fight scene is gold.
- The Luis story-time flashbacks that pay homage to Drunk History lip syncing.
- The villain is so forgettable I can’t even remember his name.
- Do the ants have free will or are they slaves to the mind control? Not crazy with the whole army-of-disposable-soldiers idea, even if it is hoards of loathsome insects.