Marvel has a new mega hit on it's hands!! We got a sneak peek of Ant-Man tonight and OMG I loved it, I was beyond amazed and entertained. It was without a doubt one of the best Marvel movies I have seen this year, yes folks even better than Ultron, I know it kills me to say that. To tell the truth I didn't know much about this Marvel character from the comics, it was like Guardians of the Galaxy for me, not much know about either. I wasn't sure how I would like it and I was so amazingly surprised. The story is fantastic and the acting is right on point. Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas are excellent as Ant-Man (Scott Lang) and Dr. Hank Pym. There were also surprises, as in all Marvel movies, I try not to give anything away but, as usual do not leave until the very last credits goes by, the end scene to this is Freakin' amazing, I mean blow you away! I left the movie wanting more and needing the next ANT-MAN movie, which is promised at the end. He was indeed a great super hero. Speaking of strong characters I also thought Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne was amazing. She was strong, could hold her own in a fight and has a big surprise at the end of the movie - this will tie into the next Ant-Man movie. We also learn a lot about her mom - the WASP.
It had a lot of humor, jokes and Paul Rudd is so likable. I think what makes him great in this role is he is so relatable, an ordinary guy with a suit that makes him extraordinary. His devotion to doing good and being the hero was something that fit perfectly in this story. Dr. Hank Pym, has such an ethical compass it was truly to be admired. Not only did he want to do the right thing and protect his amazing invention - the Ant-Man suit and the Pym Particle which is what makes the suit work.
He was equally smart and passionate scientist about the future. And as I learned some more surprising things about him below, my jaw dropped.
Dr. Pym as I learned was also in S.H.I.E.L.D. and knew Howard Stark and Peggy Carter who were also in this movie. He was afraid of letting any Stark (Howard or Tony) getting a hold of his invention - the ANT-MAN technology.
And as you may have seen in one of the clips - there is an appearance by Falcon as he and Ant-Man meet and I won't give that whole scene away but a fight happens between the two. Wow, right, you have to see it because I don't want to tell you why!! And another surprise from Avengers is we see one of the locations from Ultron is in this movie. Can't say anymore than that, just keep saying wow.
This movie is a must see! There is some cursing and probably the little ones won't notice, but it is still it's there.
Big Thanks to Marvel Pictures for making this awesome movie and giving me an early preview of it. Enjoy!!