Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ant-Man (Review)

If there's something that I hate from superhero movies nowadays, it's their need to make everything go bigger. From bigger blast, bigger destruction, bigger action scenes. In short, there's this need for every superhero movies to make it looks like the earth is in peril & need to be saved. Well, Ant-Man movie is (thankfully) not like that.


This movie, at heart, is a movie about relationship of father & his daughter. Michael Douglas played Hank Pym, A former S.H.I.E.L.D agent and also a scientist who found a formula that allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength. He's the former Ant-Man that had used this formula frequently in the war as a S.H.I.E.L.D agent, but his relationship with his daughter, Hope van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lily) is estranged due to the dead of his wife. On the other hand, there's this thief named Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) that desperate to find work to support his daughter & be a good dad. To make a long story short, Scott Lang become the successor of Hank Pym as Ant-Man.

What I love about this movie:
  1. It's different from other superheroes movies that I've watched
  2. The actors. Their actings are good. I love Paul Rudd as Ant-Man. I especially love Michael Peña as Luiz. He's so funny. Ha ha ha
  3. This movie is playful with lots of humor.
  4. It's touching to see father's love to his daughter in this movie. I always love movie about family's love.
What I don't like:
  1. The music & music score. It's so so & it's not give me memorable impression.
  2. As with almost all superhero movies that I've watch, I feel the villain in this movie lack in depth. 
From the eyes of many people, Ant-Man might be not your traditional superhero. His signature superpower is changing his size, and also ability to communicate with - wait for it - ant, which are not as flashy as Captain America, Thor or Iron Man. In this world where when you said superhero you imagine things like Superman (with his super-strength, super-speed, & vision powers), Ant-Man stands out because he doesn't have those things. But it doesn't mean that a movie about Ant-Man is not interesting. In my opinion, this comedic heist movie is funny, playful & enjoyable.

If you want a not-so-serious heist movie to make you laugh, touch your heart with warm family love & enjoy your day, I recommend you to watch it. But if you're the type that like to see car blows up, building wrecked, glassess shattered, & earth crumble, you might be a little bit dissapointed. Damage in this movie is relatively insignificant compared to the high stakes and city-shattering destruction that take place in most of other superheroes movie. But overall, I really like this movie I might watch it again.

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