Ex-con Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) steals burglarizes a house in order to get enough money to pay child support. This suit belongs to Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), a scientist who discovered the Pym particle which can decrease the space between atoms. The suit has the ability to shrink its wearer as well as giving them super strength. Together with Dr. Pym’s daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly), Scott and Dr. Pym plan a heist in order to prevent the Pym particle from getting into the wrong hands.
This is a superhero movie which does a few things differently. For instance the training montage which is common in superhero origin story movie’s is not just a montage of the protagonist slowly getting better at using his powers, but rather it is split in two by a fight then a conversation between two characters which highlights what Scott needs to do to succeed. Also Hank is not someone who always makes all the right decisions, but rather someone who makes a lot of mistakes pursuing the greater good and who often takes the easy way out.
The characters are brilliant, and the comic relief characters are not overplayed. I feel as though Hope could have gotten a bit more love especially at the start where Dr. Pym wouldn’t even tell her something despite her need to know and how Dr. Pym refused to let her use the Ant-Man suit. It is explained later on why he made these choices but that does not make it better. At least they make up and the sequel movie is going to have Hope be the Wasp (a superhero I don’t know if I’ll like because of the name).
This is a good superhero movie which doubles as a heist movie. Ant-Man is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Hank makes his return in Captain America: Civil War. There is also going to be a sequel. Watch this movie if you liked any of the other Marvel superhero movies. If you didn’t like any of the other movies watch this one anyway because it is different enough from the others that you may like it.
Final Rating – 47.8/50