When I saw Ant-Man the family-packed, mid-to-lowbrow crowd laughed and cheered and basically had a rollicking good time. I love that salsa music is used on the soundtrack early in the film, indicating that this is going to be light and fun. Watch out for the Baskin Robbins joke, which worked in the theater, yet played quite differently when I watched it again by myself, but echoes of the laughter from my memories were there. Much of the humor in this film is of the Jon Stewart type where supposedly absurd or outlandish or obscure ideas are later confirmed or fulfilled in the face of all odds and rationality.
|Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily.|
Lang is recruited by the original ant-man, who is a genius scientist and inventor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), to be the new ant-man for one special mission. Businessman Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) has dangerous plans for the secret shrinking technology. Dr. Hank Pym and Lang are assisted by Hank's daughter Hope (Evangeline Lily). Tensions occur as Hope want to be the person in the suit (Ant-Woman). Hank's reasons for forbidding this are more obvious than the film pretends, but it's not a big problem for the story.
|Corey Stoll as a supreme prick.|
|Scenes like this blow the senses in 3D.|