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Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp!

MOVIE REVIEW!

Ant-Man_and_the_Wasp_posterAnt-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directed By: Peyton Reed

After the events of Infinity War, it might seem a little strange for Marvel Studio’s next release to be Ant-Man and the Wasp. But it worked for the previous Ant-Man movie, which was released after Age of Ultron, and guess what? It works again here. Building off of the charm of the original film, while also adding some much needed female super heroics, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun, if a little inessential, entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: Ant-Man!

MV5BMjM2NTQ5Mzc2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTcxMDI2NTE@._V1_SX640_SY720_Ant-Man (2015)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena

Directed By: Peyton Reed

MINOR SPOILERS

Ant-Man is always going to be a “what if” movie. Like The Dark Knight Rises or X-Men 3, it’s a film that will always have an alternate reality version where the original plan for the film (in this case Edgar Wright directing) stayed intact. However, despite the behind the scenes drama, Ant-Man is an extremely solid Marvel movie. Sure, it doesn’t have the stakes or star power of any of the Avengers films, or the off-beat quirk that made Guardians of the Galaxy a smash, but the Peyton Reed directed superhero flick has a charm all it’s own, and shines brightest when it focuses on Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym. Read the rest of this entry

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Michael Douglas is Hank Pym. Weird right?

The casting of the A-List Hollywood star in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man of all things is super left-field. But, coming from Marvel, should we really be that surprised? This is the studio that cast Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark when no one would touch him, and is putting the Guardians of the Galaxy on the big screen before other, safer bets like Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and second Hulk film. But even with a history of making outside the box decisions, Douglas was quite the shock, especially when we all assumed that Paul Rudd was playing Pym.

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