Paul Rudd dons the Ant-Man suit as Scott Lang in Ant-Man. (Zade Rosenthal/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
As we look into the Marvel universe, we come across the newest addition in our line of superheroes. However, this hero is not your ordinary Captain America or Iron Man. In order to find this hero, you would need a magnifying glass just to catch a glimpse of him.
In 1989, the original Ant-Man Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) resigns his duties from S.H.I.E.L.D. after he discovers that they would like to duplicate his shrinking technology. He then keeps his suit a secret and vows to never show it the world. In the present day, con man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) struggles to find time for his daughter due to his previous bad judgments that lead him to be locked away in prison. Pym later makes a visit to his old company, Pym Technologies, where his former assistant Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) reveals his newest invention, “Yellowjacket,” which resembles the original Ant-Man technology that Pym hid away for years. Pym decides to take action to steal this new technology from his former protégé before things get out of hand.
Without giving too much away, Ant-Man differs from other Marvel films because it offers comedy and action all in one film. My favorite part of the film would have to be the Ant-Man technology. It’s not everyday that a superhero can turn into a size of an ant and have the power to control ants at the same time. By far, Ant-Man would perhaps be the most dangerous hero in the Marvel universe.
Rudd did an exceptional job with his role as Scott Lang and his alter ego Ant-Man. When I first think of Rudd, his role in the 1995 film Clueless and his cameos as Mike Hannigan in the television series “Friends” come to mind. When I watched the film, I barely recognized him as those characters. I feel that Rudd fits the part of Ant-Man and that his charming personality is brought out in this film as we see two different sides of his character.
This film was such a delight to watch, and I’ll probably watch it again just because it was that entertaining. Make sure to stay until the end of the credits to see a surprise from a few special guests.
Get your magnifying glasses ready because Ant-Man is now in theaters.
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Now in theaters
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