*Dusts off blog* It’s been a while. Well, let’s dip right back into it, shall we?
Ant-Man is a movie superhero I desperately want to like. While it’s a bit silly for a superhero’a most prominent power to be shrinking (and sometimes growing), Ant-Man has so much action, science fiction, comedy, and dramatic potential. You can see this in the many comics he’s been in but also in his first big-screen film, Ant-Man (2015), and even his brief appearance in the multi-hero blockbuster Captain America: Civil War (2016). But he’s also struggled to achieve the heights he’s capable of. Ant-Man (you can find my short review by clicking here) could’ve been a hell of a lot funnier, imaginative, and fun with its premise and the main character’s ability to shrink to bug size. Civil War instilled some hope, with some spot on writing from Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, that showed just how damn hilarious the character can be and also how creative you can get with the shrinking and growing. A pity then that Ant-Man took such a large step back in his third and latest appearance. Continue reading