Ant-Man - Honey, I Shrunk the Superheroes!

Ant-Man - Honey, I Shrunk the Superheroes!

Ant-Man is the smallest Marvel movie thus far, in terms of scale, but winds up being an entertaining, if slight, trip to the movies.

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Seems very much like a pre-Thor Phase 1 film from the description, which isn't incredibly promising.

Evonisia:
Seems very much like a pre-Thor Phase 1 film from the description, which isn't incredibly promising.

I think it's much better than Thor. In fact, only Guardians and both Captain America movies beat this one as a stand alone movie. The beginning is slow, no doubt. It seems like it takes forever for Lang to get the suit--but that's a problem I have with a lot of super hero movies in that they take forever to get the hero going. Once he does get the suit and starts training though, I felt like it was a non-stop ride.

And the review is right. The cameo that shows up in the movie is easily the best part. That's not to say that the rest of the movie is terrible or boring--I thought the heist was fun, as well as the final fight--but the cameo scene is just amazing.

I just got back from watching it and overall I enjoyed it-

Grimh:

Is there a scene all the way at the end of the credits or is it just a midway one?

Both.

I watched it last night, and there were so many funny and kick-ass moments. Quite possibly the funniest Marvel movie to date, what with them still using Edgar "Cornetto Trilogy" Wright's script, and Paul Rudd in the lead. THe action sequences with the shrinking and growing were fantastic, and lots of call backs and forwards to other parts of the MCU, like

. And as usual, STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS!

Man it opens next week on the 22nd over here. I'm still looking forward to seeing it even if it falls behind the better Marvel movies.
It sounds like it's at least a fun watch.

Darth_Payn:
And as usual, STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS!

Is there a scene all the way at the end of the credits or is it just a midway one?

Sigh goddamn man you need to get some ritalin or something, yet another review of you just hating eveything. Do you even like movies? Anyway Im gonna see it tonight. Everything I'm reading from the superherohype community is that it doesnt top gaurdians but its still great, above average in the MCU.

I think one of the TV promos spoiled the cameo before the movie hit theaters in my area... If that's the best fight sequence, then I already know who's fighting who because of said TV promo...

Other than that, at least the comedy sounds enjoyable...

piscian:
Sigh goddamn man you need to get some ritalin or something, yet another review of you just hating eveything. Do you even like movies? Anyway Im gonna see it tonight. Everything I'm reading from the superherohype community is that it doesnt top gaurdians but its still great, above average in the MCU.

I would advise reading past the first page - although even that doesn't come anywhere close to hate.

"The shrinking effects are great"
"Ant-Man is pretty funny overall, and while it's easy to be concerned with Rudd playing a superhero, it wound up working quite well"
"the action is fun and fresh, and the entire thing is funny, so it's not like it's a chore to sit through"
"an entertaining, if slight, trip to the movies"
"Is it enjoyable? Yes"
"it's enjoyable as it's playing."
"it's worth your time"

Personally, that doesn't sound like hate to me.

Anyway, sounds enjoyable enough that I'll see it at some point, whether in the cinema or on Blu-Ray.

Andy Shandy:

piscian:
Sigh goddamn man you need to get some ritalin or something, yet another review of you just hating eveything. Do you even like movies? Anyway Im gonna see it tonight. Everything I'm reading from the superherohype community is that it doesnt top gaurdians but its still great, above average in the MCU.

I would advise reading past the first page - although even that doesn't come anywhere close to hate.

"The shrinking effects are great"
"Ant-Man is pretty funny overall, and while it's easy to be concerned with Rudd playing a superhero, it wound up working quite well"
"the action is fun and fresh, and the entire thing is funny, so it's not like it's a chore to sit through"
"an entertaining, if slight, trip to the movies"
"Is it enjoyable? Yes"
"it's enjoyable as it's playing."
"it's worth your time"

Personally, that doesn't sound like hate to me.

Anyway, sounds enjoyable enough that I'll see it at some point, whether in the cinema or on Blu-Ray.

Youre cherry picking, the entire tone of the review sounds like bored hipster whining. Its like he enjoyed the film but couldnt bring himself to admit it.

piscian:

Andy Shandy:

piscian:
Sigh goddamn man you need to get some ritalin or something, yet another review of you just hating eveything. Do you even like movies? Anyway Im gonna see it tonight. Everything I'm reading from the superherohype community is that it doesnt top gaurdians but its still great, above average in the MCU.

I would advise reading past the first page - although even that doesn't come anywhere close to hate.

"The shrinking effects are great"
"Ant-Man is pretty funny overall, and while it's easy to be concerned with Rudd playing a superhero, it wound up working quite well"
"the action is fun and fresh, and the entire thing is funny, so it's not like it's a chore to sit through"
"an entertaining, if slight, trip to the movies"
"Is it enjoyable? Yes"
"it's enjoyable as it's playing."
"it's worth your time"

Personally, that doesn't sound like hate to me.

Anyway, sounds enjoyable enough that I'll see it at some point, whether in the cinema or on Blu-Ray.

Youre cherry picking, the entire tone of the review sounds like bored hipster whining. Its like he enjoyed the film but couldnt bring himself to admit it.

You said he hated everything. That's quite clearly not the case. And I at least agree that it sounded like he enjoyed it. But I disagree that the faults he found with the film were "bored hipster whining".

Grimh:
Man it opens next week on the 22nd over here. I'm still looking forward to seeing it even if it falls behind the better Marvel movies.
It sounds like it's at least a fun watch.

Darth_Payn:
And as usual, STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS!

Is there a scene all the way at the end of the credits or is it just a midway one?

Both. Can't tell you who's in them or what they do without spoiling the surprise, but they are totally worth it.

Darth_Payn:

Both. Can't tell you who's in them or what they do without spoiling the surprise, but they are totally worth it.

Great thank you. I always forget to check this before going to see these movies.
I'm looking forward to see what they do.

Scarim Coral:
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I'm relieved. I'd heard some reviews that made me concerned, but I can see from comments here that this will be a movie for me.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made the most out of its premise and gimmick and was a tone of fun. Not the best MCU movie of course, but still very good.

Sniper Team 4:

Evonisia:
Seems very much like a pre-Thor Phase 1 film from the description, which isn't incredibly promising.

I think it's much better than Thor. In fact, only Guardians and both Captain America movies beat this one as a stand alone movie. The beginning is slow, no doubt. It seems like it takes forever for Lang to get the suit--but that's a problem I have with a lot of super hero movies in that they take forever to get the hero going. Once he does get the suit and starts training though, I felt like it was a non-stop ride.

And the review is right. The cameo that shows up in the movie is easily the best part. That's not to say that the rest of the movie is terrible or boring--I thought the heist was fun, as well as the final fight--but the cameo scene is just amazing.

I've watched it now (was going to anyway), I'd say it was fine enough and I'd probably rate it higher than this review did. The drama worked in the first half but not the second, but that's OK because the action is quite good and it's a visually lovely film. I really liked the cameo because I don't like that cameo character, like at all. That character drags down parts of the film said character was introduced in for me.

Frankly, I barely liked Guardians. It's my second least favourite after Iron-Man 1 (I know, burn me alive). I like that this film went for Captain America sincerity by way of Guardians humour, basically removing my entire problem with Guardians in an instant (no likeable characters outside of comic relief).

If we went by the standalones, my preferences go:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Thor: The Dark World (I know again, shoot me)
Ant-Man.

If it wasn't for this review I would've forgotten about this movie before I saw it!
Hope that the local cinema's will be playing it next weekend.

If you look back at the MCU as it is right now, the recent movies aren't actually a disappointment. The standard for these sort of movies has been moved. Now "well it's a lighthearted romp that satisfies, has good writing and feels like more than a cash grab" is "average".

Judge the X-Men movies by this standard and start laughing?
Is Ant Man super special and life changing? No, and that's a good thing. I liked it, but it's carried by the comedy, so if it's not your humor, you won't.

I went to see it today; my expectations were absolutely met. It's an exciting and funny summer blockbuster. No more, no less. It's not as good as Guardians of the Galaxy, but it was a diverting enough way to spend an afternoon. Watch it on the big screen, but if you miss it, don't worry. There'll be something else round soon.

MCerberus:
If you look back at the MCU as it is right now, the recent movies aren't actually a disappointment. The standard for these sort of movies has been moved. Now "well it's a lighthearted romp that satisfies, has good writing and feels like more than a cash grab" is "average".

Judge the X-Men movies by this standard and start laughing?
Is Ant Man super special and life changing? No, and that's a good thing. I liked it, but it's carried by the comedy, so if it's not your humor, you won't.

I 100% with you on this. It's like seeing some of Pixars movies that aren't instant classics and being disappointed where as they'd be considered quite good by any other standard. Even Marvel's worst films are as good or better than anything anyone else is doing with the genre. It's hard to keep perspective sometimes but Ant-Man was fun, imaginative, creative and funny. Good thing its RT score reflects that!

It was ok. Not great, but not bad. I got a little annoyed with some of the stuff they did though. I can allow for a lot of unreal things in my scifi/fantasy movies, but there are some things that just really chaff my ass if I see them.

The stereotypical latino guy, and his "yo yo homey, my cousin's baby daddy's best friend's uncle's landlord, who was banging his nephew, heard from a guy at the STD clinic that he was getting a shot at, that blah blah blah" storyline shit was slightly amusing once....ONCE. I could've done without his character. Well, check that, I liked his character, I just didn't like his cliche dialogue. I liked the fact that he

, and I liked how he was fairly optimistic all the time, but he might as well have been named Juan Julio De Mexicana he was so stereotypical.

The part of the movie that got the most interest out of me, was the second stinger at the very end of the movie. So..yeah, not much reaction for ant-man. It was a movie, it happened, it had moments, that's about it.

Intro film is hard, still doing a better job than Thor and Cap 'Murica.

I miss moviebob.

Ant-Man is a great movie. I was sceptical, I really didnt think they'd pull this one off, but they did. It is a marvel movie through and through. Its a lot of fun, its got great casting, its got cool action scenes, its got some brilliantly inventive shrinking scenes and its got what is probably the first movie-kiss that didnt make me cringe, but I actually liked.

If you dont like fun, good direction in your movies, clever writing or ants you should probably skip this one. If you're a marvel fan, you MUST go. If you're not, you should go anyway because its a load of fun.

There were more or less constant laughs in the movie-theatre I went to, and a fair amount of ladies was enjoying it too. Even in spite of the ants!

Evonisia:

Sniper Team 4:

Evonisia:
Seems very much like a pre-Thor Phase 1 film from the description, which isn't incredibly promising.

I think it's much better than Thor. In fact, only Guardians and both Captain America movies beat this one as a stand alone movie. The beginning is slow, no doubt. It seems like it takes forever for Lang to get the suit--but that's a problem I have with a lot of super hero movies in that they take forever to get the hero going. Once he does get the suit and starts training though, I felt like it was a non-stop ride.

And the review is right. The cameo that shows up in the movie is easily the best part. That's not to say that the rest of the movie is terrible or boring--I thought the heist was fun, as well as the final fight--but the cameo scene is just amazing.

I've watched it now (was going to anyway), I'd say it was fine enough and I'd probably rate it higher than this review did. The drama worked in the first half but not the second, but that's OK because the action is quite good and it's a visually lovely film. I really liked the cameo because I don't like that cameo character, like at all. That character drags down parts of the film said character was introduced in for me.

Frankly, I barely liked Guardians. It's my second least favourite after Iron-Man 1 (I know, burn me alive). I like that this film went for Captain America sincerity by way of Guardians humour, basically removing my entire problem with Guardians in an instant (no likeable characters outside of comic relief).

If we went by the standalones, my preferences go:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Thor: The Dark World (I know again, shoot me)
Ant-Man.

No likable characters in Guardians?! ._.

If the scene with Rocket almost crying because of people calling him a rodent, or Rocket actually crying at the end didnt pluck at your heartstrings you've got no heart :|

I found the cast brilliant and extremely likable, with Gamora as the only weak link being little more than the Sexy/tough chick.

Scarim Coral:
I just got back from watching it and overall I enjoyed it-

Grimh:

Is there a scene all the way at the end of the credits or is it just a midway one?

Both.

well hank said it was a prototype suit, so maybe it wasnt in a workable state

Scarim Coral:

It makes sense though, if you are going to be up in the air you need to be able to scan people who appear the size of ants.

 

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