I’ve been in love with Paul Rudd since he played Phoebe’s love interest Mike Hannigan (aka Crap Bag) on Friends. For this reason alone, I knew I had to see this movie because let’s be real here a movie about insects (superhero or not) is definitely not my thing.
Honestly, I knew nothing about Ant-Man going into the movie (besides the whole insect shrinky dink thing). However, they did a great job telling Ant-Man’s origin story. Like his adorable daughter Cassie who totally loves her dad (even if the stuffed bunny he gave her was terrifying and demented looking).
I ended up really enjoying this movie. I could have done with less insect activity, but what else would you expect from a movie entitled Ant-Man? However, I did like one of the insects, the flying ant named Antony. How can you not like that?
Also, the villain, Yellow Jacket, was genuinely terrifying. His origin kind of reminded me of Syndrome (the villain from the Incredibles) a little bit. You know how he was rejected by his idol and ends up creating crazy tech to impress and prove that he’s smarter?
I think I laughed more throughout Ant-Man than any other Marvel movie. Michael Pena was great and I found myself laughing pretty much whenever he was on screen. The entire supporting cast was great and they worked really well together.
Who knew that by the end of this movie I would love an ant? But how can you not love an ant named Antony? However, all the other ants I’m still not really feeling, especially the super-sized one. I’m already a jumpy person and will probably be sleeping with one eye open tonight to protect myself from all potential insect threats.
However, the most interesting part to me? The end credit scene where it is revealed that Hope (Dr. Pym’s daughter) is going to be the Wasp, because I’m kind of over the boys club that is the Avengers. Another female superhero? In the words of Hope van Dyne, “It’s about damn time.”