Main Plot Points:
- The next evolution of Marvel Cinematic Universe harnesses the tiniest but mightiest force known to man and introduces the newest member of the Avengers: Marvel’s Ant-Man.
- Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, mast thief Scott Lang must channel his inner hero and help his new mentor Dr. Hank Pym protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of ruthless villains! With humanity’s fate in the balance, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a daring heist against insurmountable offs.
- Filed with humor, awesome special effects and an exclusive bonus feature, this action-packed adventure takes you to new levels of pulse-pounding excitement!
What We Thought:
- I first saw Ant-Man at the theater and thought it was a lot of fun. It starts out a little slow, but by the end, it’s just plain fun.
- At the time I thought Avengers: Age of Ultron was better. Having rewatched Ant-Man on Blu-ray and recently rewatching Age of Ultron, my opinion has changed. Ant-Man is the better movie over the Avengers sequel.
- I think the big difference is that this is a lot lighter. It’s not as serious and it’s a lot more fun because of it. Paul Rudd is one of the best comedic actors going today and he’s perfect as Scott Lang, thief turned super hero. Rudd might be the exact definition of the “every man” type. He’s good looking without making men jealous. He’s funny, down to Earth and every performance of his has those qualities in them. In other words, he’s a guy you can root for.
- Plus this has a really good supporting cast. Michael Douglas plays the original Ant-Man Hank Pym and Scott’s mentor. Evangeline Lilly is great opposite both Rudd and Douglas. I look forward to her character developing more in the sequel.
- And Lang’s rag tag crew might be the best part. I’m a big Michael Pena fan and have been for years. He’s awesome in this. David Dastmalchian and T.I. round out a great group.
- With every origin film there’s a lot of backstory and development of the character(s) for those not familiar with the comics. This is slow in the beginning because of that, but Director Peyton Reed makes the training scenes and Lang learning to use the suit very funny. Then it goes pretty much full action from there with Lang battling Corey Stoll’s Yellowjacket.
- The Blu-ray looks amazing. Having seen it at the theater and now at home, I have to say, get it in HD. It also comes in a 3D package as well and there’s a lot of cool bonus features making it worth the purchase.
- If you missed it at the theater or skipped it because you’re tired of Marvel seriousness, go get Ant-Man on Blu-ray now. It’s a lot of fun. It’s more similar in tone to Guardians of the Galaxy than Age of Ultron or Fantastic Four. I think I liked it even more on a second viewing.
- Making Of An Ant-Sized Heist: A How-To Guide:
Set your watch and count down the action in this fast-paced behind-the-scenes look at how to pull off a heist movie, including Scott Land’s hilarious heist “family”, Ant-Man’s costume, plus amazing stunts and effects.
- Let’s Go To The Macroverse:
Shrink down to size in this fascinating look at creating the world from Ant-Man’s perspective, from macro photography through the subatomic.
- WHIH News Front:
A hard-hitting collection of content, including a glimpse at the future of Pym Technologies with Darren Cross, anchor Christine Everhart’s interview with soon-to-be-released prisoner Scott Lang on his notorious VistaCorp heist, and more.
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Audio Commentary by Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Paul Rudd
- Michael Douglas
- Corey Stoll
- Michael Pena
- Evangeline Lilly
Recommended if You Like:
- The Avengers
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Comic/Marvel Movies