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| 13 August 2015 | Reply

Directed by Peyton Reed
Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
Reviewed by Maddie Jensen

Ant Man movie poster

In the same vein as Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man is a Marvel film with a more comedic spin.

Paul Rudd is a superb choice for the titular role, bringing humour and a strong performance to Scott Lang’s character.

Steering away from the typical hero mould of Captain America, Scott is – although brilliant and witty – a reformed thief whose biggest wish is to see his daughter again, not save the world.

Evangeline Lilly also has a large presence within the movie as Hope van Dyne, a strong female character whose tension with her estranged father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) is not easily resolved.

The theme of family resonates throughout the film, highlighting similarities between Hank and Scott – Scott has a young daughter and can sympathise with Hank’s desire to protect Hope.

Although Corey Stoll’s performance as the villain is commendable, he lacks the colour of other Marvel villains and is a somewhat two-dimensional character, seemingly driven only by ambitious greed and the perceived wrongdoing of Hank Pym.

A brief appearance by Anthony Mackie as the Falcon and a later end-credits scene promise the return of Scott Lang in the next Marvel movie – Captain America: Civil War.

With a PG rating, the movie is a family-friendly one which both adults and children will thoroughly enjoy.

Category: Movie & Theatre Reviews

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