Monday, July 20, 2015


I just got out of Prison, I know how to punch.

This is how you punch. 

When I came out of the theatre yesterday, these were the first things that popped out of my head: Funny. With heart. A good amount of action. Good use of 3D - thanks to the ants. Wasp. Thomas the Tank Engine out a window. Blended families. Redemption. Ant-Man was fill with all those things and more. 

My co-worker emailed me this morning and asked me what I thought of the movie. I thought I'd used some of my reply since it was how I feel about the movie right now. (The rest of the reply had to do with the specific theatre I went to.) The movie was great. It was funny. There’s a mid-credits scene that’s a little obvious but nice, and an end credit scene that is about Captain America 3.  The movie was funny.  I think they did the 3D stuff well, mostly with the flying ants. The fight scenes were good. There were just enough, I think (where in Age of Ultron, I thought there were tons).  Also, they totally made Paul Rudd work out for this movie.  Not as much as Chris Pratt, but it must be some kind of Marvel film rule.  Also, have you ever seen the movie, The American President with Michael Douglas?  If you have, then when you see Ant-Man, you’ll totally know what I’m talking about. There’s some other really awesome stuff, but if you haven’t seen the movie, I don’t want to ruin it for you.

What else is there for me to say?  I thought the trio of Scott Lang's friends were a little ridiculous.  I loved Wasp.  I'm wondering what they're going to do with Hope's character.  One SPOILER thing: I loved Falcon in this movie. He was amazing.  They had just enough Avenger stuff to make sure you knew what Universe it was in, without it being overpowering (in my opinion). SPOILERS DONE. Also, have you seen Drunk History?  Luis's stories totally remind me of that. Also, hey there T.I. And Hayley.  The kid was perfect.  I know my thoughts are all over the place, but this is what I thought of the movie.  

And now, because I enjoy movie posters... Clever marketing, these ones.


  1. I thought it was a lot of fun, too. Harkening back to the first Iron Man movie in that respect. I actually preferred it to Age of Ultron. I feel with that they need to go dark with a movie or two now, considering where the Marvel Universe is heading, but they don't embrace dark as well as they do comedy, and that's where A of U failed. (The exception being Daredevil on Netflix, of course! They should recruit those writers for the movies!)

    1. I agree, I prefer Ant-Man to Age of Ultron, they could have gone so much darker with that movie. I feel like Ant-Man doesn't have an obvious power and shrinking seems "small" compared the hammer or shield, so it's good to have fun with it. The totally should have gotten some of the Daredevil writers in on Ultron. I get that they don't want it as dark, but it could have used more grit.

      It's been so long since I watched the first Iron Man movie. I think it might be the best of the three, but I do prefer Don Cheadle as War Machine.