Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.Wikipedia
There's plenty laughs and some neat special effects. But what the movie needed was real edge, and a willingness to take bold risks.
It’s a pretty watchable light movie, but ah, it could have been a Wright movie.
...you keep waiting for that saving-the-world moment, and all you get is an ant squasher.
The fact that we are dealing with a superhero and his arch-nemesis who can be swatted away by a badminton paddle keeps things in perspective. An 'ant hero' cuts the superhero imagery to size. Rudd and team are not taking his Earth-saving abilities seriously and neither should you. This one is a summer blockbuster that should be treated as such.
Guardians of the Galaxy ushered in a new flavor of superhero films - of fairly 'ordinary' people who learn to do extraordinary things - and this brings a more human angle to the film. Ant-Man continues the trend. Oh, and don't miss Marvel legend Stan Lee's cameo too!
This is a film that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Yes, despite its flaws that become quite apparent as you watch the film. At the same time, it's entertaining, Paul Rudd is great in it and we'd really like to see more of him.
Just like the tiny ants in Ant Man, the film holds your attention minimally. The shrinking superhero may not prove to be your best weekend watch.
On the whole, despite a few scientific drawbacks (read loopholes), ANT-MAN cannot really be compared to or for that matter measured with same yardstick used to gauge other superhero films. However, standing on its own ANT-MAN makes for a fun watch, developing a character that can more than live up to being one of the Avengers.
Establishing the characters has been a major issue with recent super hero films, they all have been walking on the road much travelled. Mercifully, the tone of Ant-man is on the lighter side with jokes coming in every now and then. To be fair, it hits a few roadblocks but delivers the goods in the end.
It’s a bit unfair to Ant Man that the Edgar Wright episode hurt its publicity because the final film is entertaining and funny. Any fan of Wright would be able to spot his DNA in a few scenes, but there’s no denying Reed’s flair for situational comedy and his ability to subvert the whole concept of big action into a smaller scale. It’s about time Wright’s shadow left this film and Reed received an accolade or two.
With simple, natural characters and an uncomplicated, yet spirited plot line, "Ant-Man" is a visually engaging and entertaining film. An unlikely hero getting convinced and trained to become a super-hero is the premise of the film which woos the audience.
Impeccable performances by Michael Pena and Paul Rudd? Check. Hilarious quips from the characters? Check. Epic action sequences? Check. What else do you want?! Go watch the tiny superhero- now!
When someone does something slightly different with a genre as codified and hidebound as the superhero film, it’s tempting to overrate the achievement. Yet, the truth is there have already been a number of superhero movies that have mocked the idea of, well, superheroes. Ant-Man builds on the pop smarts of The Avengers and the I’m-no-hero shtick of Guardians Of The Galaxy, just like these films built on the wisecracking Iron Man films.
A charming origin story with effects to underline the beauty of miniature, Ant-Man is perfect counterfoil to the grand, sweeping, epic quality of Baahubali.
Part fun, part froth, Ant-man fails to soar beyond its central conceit.
The scenes with the insects should have been a tough sell, but these scenes are written with so much joy injected in them, it is anything but absurd, which it should be in all probability; he flies on an Ant that he named Ant-hony, ants get shot by bullets, corporate espionage by ants, every scene warrants ridicule but you end up applauding, pure Marvel Magic.
Audience Reviews for Ant-Man
A little stand alone marvel movie.
'Ant-man' Directed by Peyton Reed , is an adventurous, funny,simple and light hearted movie.A breathe of fresh air is still sweeping in antman which make it enjoyable enough.Story is well developed and the screenplay is great but what this movie lacks is to take risk , its a safe movie that could be marvels best but they miss the opportunity. It's still better than Thor movies.The actors especially paul rudd and michael douglous played well enough to engage you and the visual effects are good though.If Edgar wright(Director of cornetto trilogy) should have directed it, it should be in league of avengers, guardians of galaxy but this doesn't happen.