Thursday, July 9, 2015

Film Review | Ant-Man [2015]

Ant-Man is the final movie for Phase 2 of Marvel Studios. The movie may serve as an epilogue to Avengers: Age of Ultron as it will be revealed Hank Pym is the creator of Ultron. Ant-Man begins in 1989 where Hank Pym quits his activities with SHIELD as Agent Carter looks on believing his technologies is too dangerous. In the present Scott Lang leaves prison and rebuilds his life however he needs a job. He breaks into Hank Pym’s home and steals the Ant-Man suit. After trying it on and discovering it is too much for him, Scott returns the suit only to be arrested by the police. Hank visits him posing as his lawyer and later gives him an opportunity to escape. Scott joins Hank to stop his apprentice Darren Cross from selling his technologies. However in order for the heist to work, Scott needs to break into Avengers Headquarters and steal a device. The break-in draws the attention of Sam Wilson and we get the superhero fight between Ant-Man and the Falcon.

After retrieving the device, Scott breaks into Pym Technologies to set up bombs and to steal the Yellowjacket suit however Darren Cross set up the trap. Ultimately Pym Technologies is destroyed and Darren Cross dons the Yellowjacket suit and goes after Scott’s family. The two battle it out until Scott goes subatomic to stop Darren. Yellowjacket is killed and Scott is lost in the Quantum Realm. The original Wasp is lost in the Quantum Realm however Scott manages to come back by altering his regulator. Later Hank reveals to his daughter Hope that he and his mother was working on a new Wasp costume. The end credits scene sees Sam Wilson using his connection to draw out the Ant-Man so they can use him to save Bucky Barnes. Ant-Man is an original and fun Marvel film that fits with the upcoming Civil War between Captain America and Iron Man in 2016.