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I need to share some of my thoughts on this movie, because I feel like not many people are going to give this movie a chance - whether it's Marvel or not - and I want to change that.

I have to admit that I wasn't excited to see this movie at all.
I'm a huge Paul Rudd fan.
I'm a huge Marvel fan.
But -
There was something about this movie that didn't particularly excite me in any way. Whenever news came out about new Ant-Man footage, I didn't even bother reading/watching it. I told myself that I would watch the movie, just because it was Marvel and part of the cinematic universe so I couldn't just skip out on it if I wanted to stay in the loop.
I was so wrong.
I'm sorry I judged you before allowing myself to actually give you a chance Ant-Man.

Ant-Man was a lot of fun.
It was surprisingly hilarious.
There were times where the jokes felt a little forced or misplaced, but in my opinion that has happened in past Marvel films - like in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Paul Rudd - including the entire cast, especially Michael Pena, were great choices for these roles in order to pull off the comedic aspect throughout the movie. They are naturally funny and charming, so the humor worked for me in Ant-Man. I enjoyed it all.

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This cast is fantastic - everyone from the main cast to the supporting cast had great chemistry together, and it helped the movie be great.
I could talk about the whole cast all day, because they were all that great, but I'm just going to talk about Paul Rudd - who led the movie. He was a great, great choice. I don't know anything about Ant-Man - besides what I've now seen in the cinematic universe - I've never read a comic of his or a comic with him in it for a huge portion, so I can't judge if he was a good choice based on who Ant-Man is in the comics. For the cinematic universe though, Paul Rudd was fantastic. He was great in every scene - from being serious, hilarious, and running alongside those ants - it was great to see him shine throughout the movie.

The graphics. The action sequences.
All of it was awesome in Ant-Man.
I don't want to spoil too much of the movie for you - but there is a scene in the movie where Ant-Man comes in contact with an Avenger, and it was one of my favorite parts of the movie.
The graphics throughout made the movie a lot of fun, considering Ant-Man can shrink in a blink of an eye. The movie definitely had some of the best graphics of the Marvel films - in my opinion.

The ants.
I'm not an insect type of person, especially ants. I was a little worried that I would be feeling the need to scratch my arms during the movie, thinking there were a million ants crawling on me, but I didn't do that at all. The way they incorporated ants into the movie worked, they played a great role in making the movie what it is.

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Ant-Man is in my top 3 favorite Marvel films.
If you're a fan of Marvel films then you know how hard it is to beat out some of the past films, but I just had a lot of fun watching this movie. It was extremely entertaining.
For the people who aren't as into superhero movies as others - I think that you would still enjoy watching Ant-Man. It was a heist type of movie and incredibly thrilling throughout.


5 out of 5 stars

Have you seen Ant-Man - If so, what were your thoughts?
Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of the movie.


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