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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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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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Storyline

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:

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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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1.85 : 1
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According to promotional spots, featuring Leslie Bibb as journalist Christine Everhart, Lang's releasing date from jail for his robbery at VistaCorp is July 17th, the same date the movie was released. See more »

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(at around 22 mins) When Kurt is on the telephone pole disabling the land line and blocking the cell signal his head is inches from power transformers. Telecommunications on poles are nowhere near that close to power strands and transformers. See more »

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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.
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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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A Great Change From Marvel's Previous Movies
25 September 2015 | by schwarz-155-508148See all my reviews

Like many people, I came into the theater wondering how Marvel would make the audience care about such a little-known character with decidedly unimpressive powers. It turns out they used the opportunity to make one of their best movies yet.

Ant-Man was not at all what I expected. I have been a fan of most of the previous movies of the Marvel Cinematic universe, but you don't have to be a fan of super hero movies to enjoy this movie. it has good pacing and holds your interest throughout. There are plenty of action and the fight scenes, but unlike the previous Marvel movies, this movie focuses on a heist. This, along with the comedy throughout, makes it a breath of fresh air in the Marvel universe. No Marvel movie since has so seamlessly bonded the genre of action and comedy.

The main character, Scott Lange, is not a billionaire or scientist or ancient god, and he doesn't have super strength or intelligence; he is a thief who deals with holding down a job and being able to see his daughter. This makes him incredibly relatable. Being played by Paul Rudd doesn't hurt either. Rudd, along with the rest of the cast, delivers a memorable performance. The idea of a father trying to reconcile his relationship with his daughter may have been used before, but Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas make it work without seeming trite or overused. The role that really stands out is Corey Stoll as Yellowjacket. He is, in my opinion, the most terrifying villain the Marvel universe has seen yet. He doesn't want global domination, he wants money and power, and that makes him a very believable villain. Stoll's performance is more three-dimensional than one might expect in a super hero movie, and adds to the already great cast.

Perhaps the most impressive part of Ant-Man was the visual effects. I saw this movie in IMAX 3D, and the quality was stunning. I don't like most movies in 3D, but this one worked well. The shrinking and growing looked very good as well as the action sequences. Although the action happens on a small scale, it can stand up to any of the other movies Marvel has made.

If you haven't seen this film yet, I would highly recommend it. The acting, directing, and cinematography all make this film highly enjoyable, even if you haven't seen any of Marvel's previous films.


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