Marvel’s ANT-MAN – Digital Review
Marvel’s ANT-MAN turned out to be a wonderful film. I’m not going to lie, the tv spots and trailers weren’t ramping me up like passed Marvel films but I still went to the theaters, saw it, and enjoyed every minute of it. Fellow Geek Agent writer Rafael Berrios wrote our original review which you can read here.
So why am I here again with another review? ANT-MAN will be release on blu-ray and HD/Digital video next month and it’s worth owning. Like I mentioned above, watching it again reminded me how much a great, fun film it was. There are moments where it gets a tad bit slow which I fast forward because it’s digital and I had my issues with the typecasting of Scott Lang’s friend but that not a topic I will get into.
This film made me laugh, made me cheer, and made me hate Aaron Cross (Corey Stoll) again even though I didn’t think his character was fleshed out. I didn’t care that Dr. Pym didn’t give a damn about him or trusted him enough with the Pym Particles which clearly he knew better. Adding Peggy Carter (Haley Atwell) in the beginning of the film was a great touch and I love it when we get more back story on her, even if it’s a tiny part.
Evangeline Lilly is great as Hope and I love the writers had her pretty much call out the fact of what makes Scott Lang so better at being in the suit then her. Her and Micheal Douglas worked so well together and I love his portrayal of Hank Pym. He played the role of hothead so well. Paul Rudd is Paul Rudd and I believe he was the perfect choice for MCU Scott. He played the comedic timing well and the montage of him trying to figure out the suit and make friends with the ants were quite funny and really panned out well. The idea of him controlling ants in the film was something I questioned and they knew how to do it and executed it well.
And can we talk about Abby Ryder Fortson portrayal sassy Cassie Lang? MCU hasn’t included very many children in their films and the ones they have annoyed the hell out of me (looking a you IM3 kid) but Cassie was a great inclusion. She showed how much she loves her dad not matter what he has done, adore the hell out of that creepy talking bunny, and told her mother’s fiance that she hopes he doesn’t find her dad. That kid is great and I hope to see more of her in the MUC.
So yes, the movie was great the first time I saw it in theaters and it’s great watching it again on my mobile device. If you are a fan of the MCU, Paul Rudd, loved it in the theaters, be sure to pick it up to own on Blu-ray and /or digital release. If you have VUDU, you can order it in HDX or HD for immediate viewing.
Marvel ANT-MAN is available on Blu-ray + HD on December 8, 2015!