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Thursday, 6 August 2015

ANT-MAN [2015]

Marvel's final film in their Phase Two series comes in the immensely entertaining form of director Peyton Reed's Ant-Man.
The always likable Paul Rudd is a talented thief who must pull off an intricate burglary with the aid of a suit that shrinks him to the size of, you guessed it, an ant.  The film might be light on substance and makes no attempt to reinvent the wheel but thanks to it's great cast, lightweight humor and dizzying Pixar-esque action sequences, it manages to hold together pretty well.  The movie knows it's a silly concept and it runs with it with flying colors never missing a chance to indulge in it's ridiculousness.  The behind-the-scenes trouble is evident but never detracts from the messy enjoyability of it all.  It takes all the fun of a Saturday morning cartoon, super-sizes it and then shrinks it down into something quite unique.  The New Avengers team is going to be a real breath of fresh air, if this is any indication of what's to come.

3½ web-heads out of 5

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