Ant-Man Movie Review [WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT]

One of the things that I am thankful for about being in the Philippines is that movies come out earlier than others. 🙂

And that’s why, I have already watched Marvel’s Ant-Man. So here’s some of the comments from the film. And if the reiteration is still not enough…

[SPOILER ALERT]

Here are the things I loved about the film:

1. MCU References both from the Films and the TV Series

Now, if you still haven’t watched HISHE’s video on 5 Stages of Watching A Marvel Movie, then watch it. Because I always go through this every single movie. HAHAHA.

Let me enumerate, Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, New Avengers, Age of Ultron, etc..

The references just keeps on overflowing!!

2. Extreme Foreshadowing

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And of course, if you have watched every Marvel film out there, you’ll get the references on the film. More so if you have read the comic books.

I believe this is Marvel’s way of setting up Phase 3. The concepts introduced in this film are actually very pivotal for the Marvel Universe.

Kevin Feige once said in their Phase 3 announcement that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “MAGIC” is mostly defined by Quantum Mechanics.

That ties up to Doctor Strange just fine. I was almost sure that somewhere in the movie, a Doctor Strange reference might pop-up but I guess not.

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The Civil War reference is also very obvious which means that of course, Falcon is sure to side with Cap and that Scott Lang might side with Cap as well.

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Marvel’s Civil War

3. The Wasp

Yes. This needs to be a separate point. I was literally screaming when they showed
The Wasp suit. They gave justice for the suit! It’s fashionable. Homage to Janet Van Dyne who is definitely one of the most fashionable superheroes in the Marvel Universe.

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Janet Van Dyne

At least they settled for Hope Pym to be the next Wasp rather than twisting her into another villain like they did in the comics. Really nice.

4. F-ant-astic word-play and Humour.

From Antthony and an awesome Ant-agonist. The wordplay is really amazing as well.

Paul Rudd really did pull off a Chris Pratt style of comedic heroics. It is also not your average superhero movie. It’s not really so flashy but rather down to earth and a
makes-you-root-for-that-guy movie.

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This has to be pointed out. Haha. Michael Peña absolutely nailed it!

 And if we’re talking about humor, this guy is genius!

5. And of course, Easter Eggs and Cameos.

Some easter eggs and references if you haven’t noticed it yet:

  • When Darren Cross said, “Tales to astonish!” I believe he’s talking about this:
Tales to Astonish
Ant-Man and the Wasp appeared in Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963). Cover art by Jack Kirby and Don Heck. (c) Wikipedia
  •  The New Avengers facility is also featured here from Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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  • The Falcon albeit donning his Age of Ultron and Civil War suit

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  • Spider-man reference. Our dear friend Luis is the one who brings this reference to us. Although not directly, but still awesome how they did it. 🙂

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  • Post Credits. No I won’t say anything else. This describes it perfectly.

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  • And of course, the mandatory Stan Lee cameo.

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Overall, the movie is good. It’s not “REALLLLLLLLY” good, but it’s good. Especially if you’re a Marvel geek, nerd, fan or if you really just love a comedic superhero movie, this is for you. But hey, Marvel still pulled off another B-lister character and made it or at least tied it up to a billion dollar franchise.

Tell us what you think as well! Leave your comments below. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Ant-Man Movie Review [WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT]

  1. Dude, the easter eggs you mentioned are still references mentioned. Easter eggs are clues hidden in the film like the Infinity Gauntlet in Thor and Adam Warlock’s coccoon in Thor: The Dark World. 🙂

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    1. Not necessarily the case. 🙂 That’s why I separated the MCU references from the Easter Eggs. Easter eggs can also be in the form of those subtle comic book references or not easily noticeable things from the movie. 😉

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