Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena
Director: Peyton Reed
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Action | Adventure | Comedy | Superhero | 2018
Ant-Man is probably one my favorite Marvel movies in the franchise. The original movie was funny and had just enough science fiction in there to keep my attention. I was pretty excited when a sequel came out this year for the movie, though I wasn’t able to make it to the theater and had to wait until the movie was out on DVD and Blu Ray. I will say that the sequel isn’t far off from the original, they keep the story going with the hopes of Hope and her father getting back her mother that was lost in the quantum void ( I think that was what they called it) like 20 years ago or something.
Of course, there has to be an enemy for the film, and in this case there are two. Sonny (played by Walton Goggins) who wants Dr. Hanks life work for himself for financial purposes, and Ava (played by Hannah John-Kamen) who wants the quantum portal to fix her ghost-like problems.
As for the film, it still has the same amount of comedic aspects that make it worth a watch. Of course Michael Pena was the funniest in the film, but Paul Rudd plays his role well as a comedic superhero and I really enjoyed his one liners and the funny things that happened along the way. The relationship between him and his co-star Evangeline Lilly seemed to work just fine, they even tried to tie it to the Avengers movies… though recently I haven’t been good at watching the newer ones so I’m not sure on the order of things.
Though I found the film to be good, I think it was a bit too much when it came to the science fiction aspects - the quantum void and all that. I’ve always been interested in quantum physics so I’m glad that movies like this are going into this, but I’m not sure if it worked really well in this movie. I’m assuming that Ghost was a thing in the actual comic books, so the storyline isn’t completely stretched here, it was just a lot to follow I guess with 2 different enemies and the rescue mission.
I did like how everything kept getting bigger and smaller and whatnot. I would recommend the film if you liked the first one, but don’t watch it without watching the first. I probably should have re watched the original movie before doing this one, there were some background stories that I had forgotten about and seemed a little confusing at times. I’ll give it a “liked it” (4/5).
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