ANT-MAN -★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I went to the theater on Thursday 16th (a day before the official US release) to watch Ant-Man in 3D. I was super excited, the last MARVEL Universe movie was Avengers : Age of Ultron – totally badass by the way, I do not care what some negative critics said, it was flawless !
Which was in May… a little more than two months later, and it’s finally time for the much anticipated Ant-Man. After seeing the trailer the first time, I was like “what ? how are they gonna pull this off, without it looking super dorky ?” well… after seeing it, I can tell you : it is SUPER DORKY ! But damn guys, it was just great ! My mind was like “wow cool !” after Scott Lang aka. Ant-Man shrinked, and we started to see our world from his sight, which was awesome.
A bit of history here for the non-geeks, or people who are unfamiliar with this character’s background, created amongst other by the genius Stan Lee (by the way, yes, he appears is in the movie : how could we possibly go without a cameo of his in a Marvel). His first appearance in the comics was in 1962, and the original Ant-Man was Doctor Pym, this guy discovered a chemical substance he named “Pym particle” which allowed him to shrink to the size of an ant. Not only that, but he shared with his girlfriend and she became the Wasp.
Not many people know this, but Ant-Man and Wasp are very important in the Avengers timeline. They are the founding members, they were part of Avengers since the beginning ! THE FREAKING ORIGINAL AVENGERS IS THEM ! (Plus Iron Man, Thor and Hulk… nope, Captain America was a later recruit). And do you want to learn something else mind-blowing about Doctor Pym ? It was NOT Iron Man who created Ultron, it was ANT-MAN ! YAAASSSSS ANT-MAN AKA. DR PYM MADE BADASS ULTRON !
Now you get my excitation, why I was craving to see this movie. It represents so much more than what you can tell from the short trailer they made. For an Avengers fan like I am, it’s a new Avenger character basically that I was expecting. The best part of this whole thing, is we actually got another one… as seen in the after credits scene, Wasp is to be featured in the next Ant-Man movie ? Marvel already announced it / they “will come back” (yaaaaaaaaaa *breathe, try to calm down… nope* aaaaaaasssssss !)
My opinion is biased 100% but… it was so good ! I just enjoyed every bits of it ! It was literally like watching a comic book / graphic novel made into a feature film. I know what you must be thinking, it’s the point of all superheroes movies, but this one more than any other Marvel Universe movie, felt to me like it had something dorkier about it… like we was back to the origins, which are comic books. I can’t explain it, but it was better than expected for sure.
The best moments were the fighting scenes, I was “oh oh oh… this is cool” Ant-Man was like on fire ! Shrinking, back to his normal size, shrinking again… fighting them dudes and looking freaking amazing ! &The use of ants was brilliant, I got so impressed of those tiny bugs, that now ants are my new idols 😛 The most wondrous part was when Ant-Man went subatomic to destroy Yellowjacket HOLY SHEEEET ! He disappeared in a Quantum Realm where time and space meant nothing anymore, he was to be lost for an eternity, but his bravery, love for his daughter, and ingenuity got him outta there & even Doctor Pym was impressed.
There is reference of Doctor Pym’s enmity towards Stark, reason why they didn’t call the Avengers to help them save the world… it’s Hydra who’s messing around with Yellowjacket on this one (I know, big shocker… *sarcasm*). Ant-Man was insane, he went to the Avengers Compound and fought with Falcon, and defeated him to steal a device in order to stop the end of the world… wow WHAT ! It was super fun ! I still can’t believe (but I do… Ant-Man is a boss) he beat a current Avengers member : if that doesn’t win him a ticket in, then I don’t know what will.
STAY UNTIL THE END There’s two after credits scenes, and I know it takes forever until it’s done, but it’s so much worth it, I almost peed my pants how surprised and happy I was to see CAPTAIN AMERICAAAAAA ! (OMG DAT ASS) It’s Civil War related, and we get an exclusive look at Bucky Barnes aka. the Winter Soldier who looks… kind of terrible. Conclusion to this movie, is Marvel did it ! It is absolutely not disappointing, it’s dynamic and entertaining and funny, and I LOVED IT 😀 I LOVE YOU MARVEL Thanks for making these epic stuff !