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Ant-Man - Movie Review

Verdict - "A Fun Little Popcorn Flick!"

At the first impression, who else thought that a movie about Ant-Man would be ridiculous? Most certainly, we all did! But with a stalwart presence like "Marvel Studios" behind it, we can all reach an understanding that everything is in good hands.

Following the origin story of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as Ant-Man, the movie starts on a critical note with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) trying to prevent his adversary Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) from marketing the Yellow Jacket, as he thinks that it's unsafe in certain situations. 

As the story progresses, Pym decides to wind down Darren's ferocity by training Scott as the Ant-Man and organizes a heist to steal or destroy the Yellow Jacket.

Similar to every other Marvel movie,  Ant-Man has few impediments when it comes to setting up a new franchise. At the outset, the story was never exhilarating. Sure! It was simple, understandable and never felt like an ostentatious superhero extravaganza. But I never felt that I'm watching something very distinctive that would've been possible with a tight screenplay. Unfortunately, it felt generic and incredibly predictable.

Then it comes to the characters in the movie. Remember when director David Ayer took the center stage for the Suicide Squad panel at Comic-Con and ranted about Marvel not having commanding villains? Well, he was not wrong! Corey Stall as Darren Cross is horrible in the movie and it's not even his fault. He never seemed like a formidable threat to Pym nor Lang and felt like he was just present to share one liners and create a comprehensive good guy, bad guy drama.

Evangeline Lilly as Hope was a complete surprise in the movie, as her character felt significant and essential for future installments. But the romantic angle between her and Lang appeared to be rushed without any development. Michael Pena, T.I and David were completely astounding in their characters, but the progress and screen presence was quite minimal.

But on a brighter side, the movie had the amusing vibe throughout its run time, the visual effects looked great and the screenwriters made sure that the portrayal of the Ant-Man character on-screen was not silly or stupid by any means.

Overall, Ant-Man was a fun little movie theater experience that will appeal you if you don't take the plot too seriously. The comedy, visual effects and the performances made the movie tolerable to watch, but like I stated earlier in my review it was not stimulating nor distinct and is quite forgettable. 

My Rating - 3.25/5 | Grade - B (Entertaining with noticeable flaws!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Ant-Man - Posters and Stills: Click Here

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