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Highly Suspect Reviews: Ant-Man

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Paul Rudd joins the MCU as Scott Lang a nice-guy with a checkered past who gets put into the shrinking Ant-Man super-suit by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), an inventor/hero from the 80s. Pym needs Lang to help him and his daughter (Evangeline Lily) keep his insane ex-disciple Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) from developing his own shrinking tech and selling it to…EVIL.

Chris, Beau, Joe, Elliott, Jenny, JC form a super-team to tangle with this theatrical release.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.

  • dark knight fan

    Wow Marvel’s first bomb, oh wait that was Iron Man 2 and Thor 2.

    • Both those movies you mentioned made a profit domestically and worldwide. There is a difference between a critically panned movie and a movie that bombed. Marvel movies will always do well financially at this point. It’s more about the brand now than the quality.

      • dark knight fan

        I like these movies, but people are mixed on them.

        • Brian_Salisbury

          People can be as mixed as they want, I think the point Martial H is making is that “bomb” is not an appropriate word for a movie that makes money. That term specifically refers to a movie that under-preforms at the box office.

          • dark knight fan

            Ok, but people were saying that Ant-Man was going to be the movie, that was going to make us, think Marvel is in trouble.

          • Chris Cox

            People say a lot of things. Don’t listen.

          • dark knight fan

            Ok, and i know Marvel can’t do wrong.

  • dark knight fan

    Now everybody can trust Marvel…..Again.

  • Neil Kelly

    This is very good news for Marvel since this one was a really hard sell for general audiences. A high not to end Phase 2 on.

  • Austin/Chubblicious

    I am cautiously optimistic about this movie, I will be seeing it tonight. Sadly one of the commercials for Ant-man spoils the cameo in the movie, but I cant imagine that will spoil the fun while watching the scene.

  • David Sagitas

    Paul Rudd went to KU, not MSU, Chris. Go Jayhawks!

  • Renwick Davis

    I don’t know much about Scott Lang, but Paul Rudd felt just like Scott to me, so I don’t understand Chris’s criticism with Rudd. I thought this film was thoroughly entertaining and a very pleasant experience. I had a lot of fun with this and the credits scenes were also a nice period on this film.

    Addendum: Beau is also the only Hank Pym fan that I know, so that’s an interesting change of pace.

  • Preston

    As someone who has never been a huge Marvel person (though I have seen nearly all the movies), I must say that their universe is wearing thin. I’m sure it’d be different if comic books were my thing, but at this point I’m suffering from Marvel blockbuster burnout. However, I do plan on seeing this one in the theater. The review sold me, and I’m a sucker for quality popcorn flicks. Plus the concept of an Ant-Man movie is a difficult sell, which doesn’t make it a layup. That sparks my interest.

  • Andre Garcia

    San Fransisco can’t catch a break.