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Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

Old 07-11-15, 06:14 PM
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Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"Ant-Man" (Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Michael Peña )

Release Date:
7/17/15

Rating:
PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence throughout.)

Running Time:
117m. (1h. 57m.)

Budget:
$130 million (estimated)

IMDb Synopsis:
Spoiler:
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.


IMDb Info and Rating:
8.1 (2,266 votes as of 7/11/15

Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:23 Rotten:09 (72% as of 7/11/15)

Metacritic:
66 metascore ('Generally favorable reviews' as of 7/11/15)

Trailer:
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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

This movie sucks without Edgar Wright / 10
Old 07-11-15, 06:38 PM
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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

if it ain't Wright, it's wrong.
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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

Peyton Reed? More like Peyton this movie sucks.
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Two Wrights don't make a wrong, but they do make an airplane.
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They should make an Odd Couple-style sitcom starring both directors called Reed and Wright. Get it? It's a hilarious pun on "read and write."
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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
Two Wrights don't make a wrong, but they do make an airplane.
woulda been a better airplane if one of them was Edgar
Old 07-13-15, 05:06 PM
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Some Other Movies That Are Terrible Because Edgar Wright Did Not Direct Them:
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Godfather 1 & 3
  • Citizen Kane
  • Emmanuel in Bangkok
  • The Third Man
  • Herbie Goes Bananas
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Shaft
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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

I was always pissed Wright didn't direct Gone With The Wind.
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Just came back from a IMAX 3D press screening. The movie wasn't filmed using IMAX cameras, but the image fills up the entire IMAX screen for the whole movie. There is basically no 3D until Paul Rudd starts using the Ant-Man outfit. The last 35 minutes are worth the price of a 3D up charge. There are plenty of good laughs, especially from Michael Pena, throughout and not stupid Joss Whedon style one liners that ruined Avengers 2. The main villan wasn't anything special. The same old shit of a bad guy going mentally insane and wanting to use newly acquired technology for weapon/military purposes.

There were plenty MCU sprinkles to connect the previous Marvel movies to this one.
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A younger Hank Pym meeting with Peggy Carter and Howard Stark at SHIELD, Iron Man/Tony Stark name drop, quick line about events that happened at the end of Avengers 2, great action sequence at the new Avengers base where Ant-Man and Falcon fight, bad guy wanted to sell the Yellowjacket technology to a "changed" Hydra, and finally a description of Spider-Man being told to Falcon.

That's all I can remember.

Anyway, it's a funny and extremely entertaining movie. Very fun!
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Thanks for the review, Lara.
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Originally Posted by Lara Means View Post
The movie wasn't filmed using IMAX cameras, but the image fills up the entire IMAX screen for the whole movie.
This is the second Marvel film to be shot in a flat aspect ratio (the first being The Avengers), which I feel might've been originally a Wright decision and not a Marvel decision. Unless a filmmaker chooses to shoot flat again, the next flat Marvel film won't be until Avengers: Infinity War.
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It's ticked back up to 77% with 56 reviews counted.

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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

I'm a little surprised to see it go up, usually it seems like movies start off higher and drop more. Good to hear though. Ant-Man looks like it's nothing amazing, but right in the middle of the pack reception wise compared to the other MCU movies.

For reference, compared to the other MCU entries so far (sorry for the shitty copy/paste)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tical_response

Iron Man 93% (242 reviews)
Marvel's The Avengers 92% (301 reviews)
Guardians of the Galaxy 91% (258 reviews)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 89% (222 reviews)
Captain America: The First Avenger 79% (222 reviews)
Iron Man 3 78% (280 reviews)
Thor 77% (264 reviews)
Ant-Man 74% (50 reviews)
Avengers: Age of Ultron 74% (265 reviews)
Iron Man 2 73% (275 reviews)
The Incredible Hulk 67% (218 reviews)
Thor: The Dark World 65% (221 reviews)
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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

Uber geek and awesome web reviewer Chris Stuckmann digs it.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DObp5Y9iObw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Yeah, sounds right that Incredible Hulk and Thor: The Dark World are the worst two reviewed Marvel films.
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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

Liked it - feather-lite though - fun and fast paced with zero stakes. Rudd is great and Douglas is fucking awesome. Not a homerun like Guardians but a nice change of pace for Marvel - lots of Wright moments sprinkled throughout that make you wonder what could have been...but Peyton Reed is serviceable and has made a movie that is easily the most kid friendly and straight forward Marvel movie in ages. Rudd has a lot of punchlines to scenes and only about 2/3 land, same with Michael Pena, I only found him funny 1/2 the time - like the MCU tie ins that don't feel like overkill and aren't too invasive. Not going to change your life but if you're looking to kill 2 hours and be entertained, this will do the trick.
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Originally Posted by JesseCuster View Post
Uber geek and awesome web reviewer Chris Stuckmann digs it.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DObp5Y9iObw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Sorry to derail the thread, but what are all those yellow boxes behind him? Videogames? (Not a gamer, sorry)
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I'm a little surprised to see it go up, usually it seems like movies start off higher and drop more. Good to hear though. Ant-Man looks like it's nothing amazing, but right in the middle of the pack reception wise compared to the other MCU movies.
Ant-Man started low and is rising because of all the Wright fanboy trolls who purposefully gave the movie a bad troll review because they're still angry over the Wright situation. All those troll reviews are out now, and now the "real" reviews are starting to come out so the score is rising.


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Sorry to derail the thread, but what are all those yellow boxes behind him? Videogames? (Not a gamer, sorry)
I am not 100% positive, but I think they are boxes for Nintendo 64 games. He has a lot of Nintendo figurines too, and the Indiana Jones figure is standing on top of an old school NES. So I assume he is a huge Nintendo fan.
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Re: Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) — The Reviews Thread

Loved loved loved it. A great, fun flick that understands how ridiculous the concept is but handles it deftly with some solid action and really neat usage of the tech throughout.

Rudd is perfect. Pena got a lot of laughs in our audience and I even liked Lily, who I never really liked on Lost. Douglas is also solid and the anti-aging effects they used on him at the beginning were INCREDIBLE.

Marvel's got another hit on their hands.
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while I had some problems with the overly simplistic script. The movie on the whole was an utter blast. And the 3D was out of this world - the best of the Marvel films in that respect (great job Stereo D / Prime Focus). If you don't see it in 3D - you're cheap ... and if you have a proper IMAX theater near you (or one with laser) you'll have an insanely great time!

@ Lara Means: where was your advance screening. At Udvar Hazy's IMAX screen because the projected image is 1.85 - it doesn't fill the entire screen it has black borders above and below the image. For LIE-MAX screens yes it will fill the screen - but on a six story 1.43 Screen the visual intensity is dizzying and quite spectacular; the 12 channel sound is also tremendous.

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Somehow they pulled this silly shit off. Riding a flying ant around the city? Sure why not! Good flick, not a top 3 for Marvel but very enjoyable.

Rudd was great and I'm ready to see him play with the big boys. Presently surprised with a cameo in the beginning.
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Originally Posted by Draven View Post
Loved loved loved it. A great, fun flick that understands how ridiculous the concept is but handles it deftly with some solid action and really neat usage of the tech throughout.

Rudd is perfect. Pena got a lot of laughs in our audience and I even liked Lily, who I never really liked on Lost. Douglas is also solid and the anti-aging effects they used on him at the beginning were INCREDIBLE.

Marvel's got another hit on their hands.
I'm seeing this tomorrow and I don't care about spoilers. But there's an actor portraying a young Pym, on IMDB credits. Sooooo was it an effect or an actor? Or something else in the film?
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Happy to see the positive reviews from users here.
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Happy to see the positive reviews from users here.
clearly they are shills for the anti-wright movement....

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