Director: Peyton Reed
Writer: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby
Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Still, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, and Cassie Lang.
Plot. Henry Pym (Michael Douglas) has been forced out of his own company. Pym the inventor of the pym particle has discovered a way to shrink matter, including humans, to the size of ants. Pym using a suit of his own design had been the hero Antman until he found that others in S.H.I.E.LD.were trying to duplicate his pym particles without his consent. He leaves S.H.I.E.L.D. and starts his own company where his protégé Darren Cross (Corey Still) steals Pym’s ideas and develops his own super suit called the Yellowjacket which he plans to sell to Hydra.
Enter Scott Lang a “good thief” who only stole from the bad corporations. He is manipulated by Pym into stealing his Antman costume and once he has the costume on Pym tricks him again into becoming the Antman and to enter the building where the Yellowjacket suit is and destroy it. Only Darren Cross has known all along what Pym was trying to do and dones the Yellowjacket suit to fight Antman.
Commentary: When I suggested going to this movie one of the most memorable comments I received was from an young lady who said “I’d rather punch myself in the face until I am unconscious than see Paul Rudd in a film”.
Now the movie isn’t that bad it has action, humor, great special effects and it is well acted. Buts let’s not make any bones about this the movie is about breaking the eighth commandment. They use subjective reasoning to say why they are the good guys, but there is only one reason why Scott Lang was chosen to be Antman he was a good thief. He knows how to break into high security places and get the goods out. And if you go to see it with your children you need to make that clear they are stealing they are doing something wrong and calling it good and right.
Keeping this in mind I am giving this movie three guarded stars it has entertaining moments and a lot of action but the worldview of the movie is rooted in relativism.