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Ant-Man

This was pretty good.  In this movie Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the original Ant-Man, recruits Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), an ex-con to be the new Ant-Man. Pym wants to stop Darren Cross from abusing the Pym Particle, the special formula that makes size changing possible.

Hank’s daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lily), wonders why Scott is needed. She thinks that she could use the suit and save the day. Hank’s wife Janet died and that complicated Hank and Hope’s relationship.

Scott is estranged/separated from his daughter Cassie.  Scott’s ex-wife is dating/living with a cop. Scott doesn’t want to return to crime when he’s released from jail, However as an ex-con, finding a job is difficult. That is when Hank recruits Scott, although Scott thinks that he’s pulling a job.

The training sequences are fun. Douglas and Rudd are good in their roles, even if a lot of Rudd’s charm is missing or toned down. Evengline Lilly does what she can with her part but she is required to be resentful and bitter for a large part of the film. Michael Pena provides some comic relief.

This is pretty good, even if it has a weak villain. Marvel has not had great villains in their movies.  I am not sure why that is. (Loki is the best Marvel villain.) If Darren Cross/Yellowjacket never appears again, I am okay with that.

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