Ant-Man Review: Surprise Cameos, The Future of Ant-Man And Spoilers! #AntManEvent

In theaters today is the last film in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so to say that this film will succeed as a box office giant might be an understatement.

Ant-Man is the story of Scott Lang, a father turned Robin Hood-type criminal recruited by Hank Pym, the developer of Pym Particles, the original Ant-Man, and one of the original Avengers.

If you’re not familiar with the comic books are the key characters of the film, check out of short version history of Ant-Man.


In true Marvel cinematic form, there’s an action-filled story line, genius visuals, exciting cameos and post credit scenes – two, in fact! – that viewers have to look forward to. Different from the Marvel movies we’ve seen lately, Ant-man is not edge-of-your-seat action from beginning to end that we’re used to, but since the movie is an introduction of Ant-Man to Marvel movie fans, much of the backstory must be covered. It’s not a rehash of the comic book story; it’s a next generation, passing of the torch from old to new superhero.

Ant-Man has action, but it also has heart, humor, and the strong female character that action movies need more of, and did I mention that the lead is exceptionally good looking and funny?

Yes, I said funny. Perfectly cast as the lead is Paul Rudd as Ant-Man who we usually see as the bar buddy or the goofy husband. This time, we’re introduced to a stronger, yet still funny, and more muscular Rudd. I won’t argue with this. Complementing him as the strong female lead is Evangeline Lilly who is both emotional and solid as Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym. Will we see more of her character in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

We can certainly hope so; Lilly is both gorgeous and lethal and manages the role as a strong female lead brilliantly. She’s also smart about the way she plays her character and in our recent interview with Lilly, she made a statement that is burned into my brain and the reason why she’s become one of my favorite actors.

“I think that female strength has many more dimensions…I think that a lot of our strength comes from our vulnerability, our compassion, our maternal instincts; I don’t think that those things should ever be labeled as weaknesses.” – Evangeline Lilly

Michael Douglas

Already confirmed for Captain America: Civil War is our new superhero, Ant-Man, so we know we’ll see more of him. Additionally, it’s been leaked, sadly, already that a certain Avenger makes his cameo appearance in Ant-Man, connecting the two franchises.

Corey Stoll as bad guy Darren Cross/Yellowjacket is brilliant and the most lovable bad guy. His eerie charm and sympathy-worthy pathetic struggle for approval is amazing and I can’t wait to see more from him!

I can’t wait to see Ant-Man in theaters again and I know my teen and my husband will love it. Paul Rudd is impossible not to love, and Michael Douglas is still a fan favorite.

Check out Marvel’s Ant-Man in theaters today!

Be sure to read our exclusive interview with Paul Rudd & Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll and the hilarious Antourage!

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