by O. Spooner
‘The villains try to weaponise the Ant-Man suit, but with their own version that has more weapons is quite a good story-line. In fact, it makes for a funny battle on a Thomas The Tank Engine toy.’
Director: Peyton Reed
Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas & Corey Stoll
Plot Synopsis: After getting out of Prison, a thief hears about a vault in a house and that the owner is out of town. When he opens it, he realises there is no money or jewels, but just a suit, that has the capability to change your size.
First of all, why is there a suit that changes the size of your body, in a house, unprotected? Well, as explained in the film, the owner actually wanted him to find the suit, take it and use it for him. Anyway, let’s talk about the film. It’s an amazing watch and the special effects are great. I mean they had to be, it’s a Marvel film, and it’s also to do with the fact that the main character has a suit that changes his size from the same size as an ant, up to the size of a giant (despite the fact that giants aren’t real and ants are). Also, the villains try to weaponise the Ant-Man suit, but with their own version that has more weapons is quite a good story-line. In fact, it makes for a funny battle on a Thomas The Tank Engine toy. It also describes how hard it is for people who have recently come out of prison to find a stable job.
There are also some small problems about the film: the first are the scenes involving animal testing. This is a surprisingly strange and stupid scene as it shouldn’t have happened, and also you hear a high number for the test subject, around the 180’s mark. That is a stupid thing for 2 reasons. One, why test on animals that didn’t do anything wrong and not for any good reason? Two, surely you should try some sort of other animal or a human, as it would make more sense to try a few different types of things. The way the film handles the testing of animals is problematic.
Overall, this is a good Marvel film and I would recommend it to fans of the MCU.
Ant-Man is currently available on Disney Plus and was rated 12A by the BBFC.