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Ant-Man (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 17 July 2015 (USA)
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Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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Peyton Reed

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Edgar Wright (screenplay by), Joe Cornish (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... Scott Lang / Ant-Man
Michael Douglas ... Dr. Hank Pym
Evangeline Lilly ... Hope van Dyne
Corey Stoll ... Darren Cross / Yellowjacket
Bobby Cannavale ... Paxton
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson / Falcon
Judy Greer ... Maggie Lang
Abby Ryder Fortson ... Cassie Lang
Michael Peña ... Luis
David Dastmalchian ... Kurt
T.I. ... Dave (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
Wood Harris ... Gale
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
John Slattery ... Howard Stark
Martin Donovan ... Mitchell Carson
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Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Written by @PtotheSmizzo

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Heroes don't get any bigger. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ant-Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,225,526, 19 July 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$180,202,163, 17 December 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$519,445,163
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Trivia

Marvel executive producer Victoria Alonso exclaimed one morning during filming, "You'll never believe it! I found an ant in my bathtub, and I saved it! I was talking to it!" See more »

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(at around 50 mins) When Scott is tinkering with the regulator, Hank warns him "Do not screw with the regulator!" But when Scott goes subatomic, Hank is heard in the background during a flashback quote incorrectly saying "Do not mess with the regulator!" See more »

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[first lines]
Hank Pym: Stark!
Howard Stark: He doesn't seem happy. Hello, Hank. You're supposed to be in Moscow.
Hank Pym: I took a detour... Through your defense lab.
[slams a vial of Pym particles on table]
Peggy Carter: Tell me that isn't what I think it is.
Hank Pym: That depends if you think it's a poor attempt to replicate my work. Even for this group, that takes nerve.
Mitchell Carson: You were instructed to go to Russia. May I remind you, Dr. Pym, that you're a soldier...
Hank Pym: I'm a scientist.
Howard Stark: Then act like one. The Pym Particle is the most revolutionary science ...
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Let's get small.
21 July 2015 | by justinwfirestoneSee all my reviews

I must admit that I never got into comic books, so when I heard Paul Rudd would be Marvel's Ant-Man, I had to read the Ant-Man Wikipedia entry just to make sure it wasn't some total prank. Stupid me, he first appeared in 1962, no doubt capitalizing on those halcyon days when the young males across America were obsessed with ants, quantum theory, and microphilia in general.

I'm not the only one with a bit of disbelief. While I was waiting in line to see Terminator Genisys, a stranger pointed over to the Ant- Man poster and said, "Ant-Man?! Man, they're really scraping the bottom of the barrel for these Marvel movies."

But let's not make a mountain out of an ant hill. The Ant-Man movie is the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek, self-aware, almost campy movie that I wanted Avengers: Age of Ultron to be. Paul Rudd is the best casting of a Marvel hero since Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Michael Douglas brings some class to the whole affair, Evangeline Lilly isn't given a ton to work with but succeeds at being told she's crucial yet largely relegated to behind-the-scenes work, and Michael Peña provides some nice laughs as a goofy and cocksure sidekick.

Once again, the villain is actually science, or at least cutting- edge science. That's because the technology that makes the Ant-Man possible, the Pym particle, could be used for a lot of good, but in the wrong hands, it will surely be used for a lot of bad. And you can tell immediately that Corey Stoll as Darren Cross is bad because he's bald. He pretty monolithically bad, the only reason for which seems to be that Dr. Pym wouldn't raise him as a surrogate father figure.

All of the summer blockbusters now require some throwaway side story about divorce and wanting to be better parents for their kids. I wish all those side stories would go subatomic and be lost forever, allowing for more time to "mount the thorax."

Ant-Man can control ants, too! But he can't until he learns how to clear his mind. So Hope van Dyne tells him to think of his daughter. Simple! Easy peasy, calabrese! He can't fly, though, even though some ants can fly. This all becomes problematic when Yellowjacket shows up and can fly and shoot lasers. Lasers seem lame when Yellowjacket could've had cannons that transform living creatures into small piles of ectoplasmic goop.

As in Terminator Genisys, a total victory for the good guys includes blowing up a server farm. Good thing Darren Cross, just like Skynet, never heard of putting data way up high in The Cloud.

The final battle includes some imagery that almost made me wish I'd seen it in 3D, or at least after enjoying some medicinal tea. It hasn't been this much fun to be small since Rick Moranis shrunk his kids.


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