Ant-Man

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Year of Release: 2015

Genre: Comic Book

Related to/Remake of: Captain America: Civil War

Directed By: Peyton Reed

Music By: Christophe Beck

Starring: Paul Rudd (as Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (as Hope van Dyne), Corey Stoll (as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket), Michael Douglas (as Hank Pym),

Basic Plot: A petty thief, just released from jail and looking to stay on the straight-and-narrow in order to spend more time with his daughter, breaks in to the wrong house and finds himself in possession of an electronic suit that allows its wearer to shrink down to the size of an ant while possessing super strength and agility.  The suit’s designer convinces him to help thwart a ruthless businessman’s attempt to sell a similar concept to the military.

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: Good use of humor throughout, with Michael Pena’s character stealing every scene he’s in.  Paul Rudd does a surprisingly good job as both a loveable loser and a hero.  It’s always good to see Michael Douglas back on screen, even in a supporting role.

Cons: A bit overly-sentimental at times.  The main villain isn’t as dastardly as he could be.