*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 →
Story: The Guardians of the Galaxy (played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Baustista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper) are on the run from a race of gold-skinned, uptight aliens; the Ravagers, led by the blue-skinned Yondu (Michael Rooker); and Gamora’s vengeful sister, Nebula (Karen Gillan). They bump into Peter’s long lost father, a powerful celestial being known as Ego (Kurt Russel). With Ego is his assistant Mantis, a childlike empath played by Pom Klementieff. Ego wants Peter (the leader of the Guardians, played by Pratt) to join him on the planet he created to help accomplish the immortal Ego’s life purpose, but Peter and Gamora (Saldana) are suspicious of Ego’s intentions.