I will not mention Edgar Wright. I will not mention Edgar Wright. I will not mention Edgar Wright.
Okay. I failed. Despite my forever curiosity about what the aforementioned director could have delivered, Ant-Man is a wonderful showcase for Paul Rudd to mix his charm in with a more physical performance as he becomes as reluctant a hero as they come in the Marvel universe and completely captures the audience’s attention in his very first moments. With some stand out fight sequences – especially in the third act – and the promise of a future team up between Ant-Man and the Wasp, Ant-Man works so well because it brings the superhero story to the micro scale (heh), all the while playing with a familiar origin story format.