Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang, an engineer turned criminal straight out of prison. Scottwants to go straight and reconect with his daughter, but is recruited by scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Cassie (Evangeline Lilly) to use the Ant Man armor, and steal his former protege Darren Cross ( Corey Stoll) new Yellowjacket armor based on Pym’s shrinking technology which as military technology could plunge the world into chaos!
Another decent Marvel Comic Book movie, and this from a decidedly C list super hero. Sure the Villain, Darren Cross is ridiculous with no motivation, and seems to be affected by his brain damaging suit before he uses it. And there are some added characters who serve only as comic relief, and could have easily gone. Still the shrinking effects are great, and even better in 3D, and Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly are enjoyable. And the theme of parenthood and redemption do work. Plus it was nice to have a, no pun intended, smaller Marvel film, after Age of Ultron which was just too big for it’s britches! Still I do wish I could have seen Edgar Wright’s version which was in develoment for so long, as I think is by far the superior director, and much more stylish. And I can think of a lot of superheroes I would rather have seen films of, but I still enjoyed the film.
This film returns to it roots with a story much more like Pitch Black than the strange Chronicles of Riddick, and is better for it, though still a bit of a retread. Still enjoyable to see more Riddick, and Vin Diesel in his signature roll. A fun film overall, but nothing too special, and the Katee Sackhoff side boob shot is appreciated, but just so unecessary!
Richard P. Riddick (Vin Diesel) has been betrayed by the Necromongers and abandoned on an inhospitable planet. He ends up taming an alien dog like creature and taking on the hostile world. Eventually defeating evil underground scorpion creatures that block his path, and heading to a mercenary outpost, where he puts out a call, and Mercenaries come for his bounty.
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