“Sorry I’m late, I was saving the world. You know how it is.”
- What is it about?
Scott Lang, former thief, is given a second chance by Dr Hank Pym when he gives him a super suit that allows Scott to become the Ant-Man. A man the size of an Ant but with super powers. He will have to take some decisions to save the world..
- Why should you watch it?
Right… another Marvel superhero movie…. what’s new in that? Well for starters, this is not the typical heroe! when we imagine a heroe Superman (sorry Marvel), Iron Man or some of the Avengers pops into our minds, but the truth is, ant-Man is one of the original Avengers!
I must say I was a bit hesitant to watch this movie, but as I like superhero movies, ha, super original, am I? I just let it have a go and what a go, the movie is completely fantastic! One might think, how are they going to make it entertaining? How is an ant powerful? Well, they do an amazing job and the movie action flows smoothly, yes it’s different from the ones they have used to, but nonetheless the experiment works!
What should be taken into consideration is how they make the action scenes. We are used to see the heroes small and the enemies the bigger the better, here everything is shown at a small point of view, which is great cause then you realize how ants see us, like monsters! Great special effects, great cast (which I hope to see again in the next Capitan America movie by the way…) and the plot is not bad. The movie plays a lot with jokes and funny situations, which is a plus.
If you like superheroes this one is great. And if you are a Marvel fan then it’s a must for you, while we wait for Captain America: Civil War…
- Did you know?
– Originally the film was meant to focus on the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. However, the filmmakers deemed Pym as having a too family unfriendly history (Pym developed several split personalities, one of whom abused his girlfriend Janet) and instead decided to focus on Pym’s successor Scott Lang, with Pym becoming a mentor and supporting character.
– Paul Rudd stated in an interview with New York Times columnist Tom Riddle that he purchased a massive ant farm and watched how the ants worked together. He was so inspired by them that he decided to keep the farm after the filming was complete.
– While Edgar Wright was working on the film, he requested that Marvel would refrain from using Ant-Man or Wasp until he had finished the movie, which is why they were absent from The Avengers (2012).
– The laser sounds fired from Yellowjacket’s suit are the same sound as the main gun on an AT-AT being fired in the Star Wars movies. Disney of course owns Marvel and Star Wars.
– Darren Cross jokes that the concept of a shrinking human sounds like a “tale to astonish.” Ant-Man made his debut in the comic “Tales to Astonish” #27 (Jan. 1962).
– Scott Lang suggests calling the Avengers to assist. In the comics Ant-Man was an original Avenger.
– At the beginning of the film, set in 1989, the Triskelion is being constructed. The building was S.H.I.E.L.D’s main quarters in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
– When the role of Wasp (Hank Pym’s lover and wife) was in the script, Rashida Jones and Emma Stone were considered for the part.
– The Yellowjacket armor is based on the G.I. Ant-Man armor from the “Irredeemable Ant-Man” comic. The suit’s helmet also incorporates the facial features of Hank Pym’s villainous robot Ultron.
– According to the filmmakers, the main theme in this film is “passing the torch.”