Marvel can't get them all right? Can they?
Well, yup, they did it again.
Yes, it didn't open to massive numbers, which initially caused me to postpone seeing it, as the number seldom lie.
But in this case, they not only lied, they betrayed me!
Antman is an unqualified HIT!
It smashes all expectations and delivers a movie of immense warmth and great characters, as well as some of the very best special effects I've seen in a long time.
If any of you remember, or have seen The Incredible Shrinking Man, there is absolutely no comparison to the two. A hint at the ending of the Shrinking Man movie was interjected with Michael Douglas warning that if our hero went too deep as he minaturized he would vanish into the quantum realms.
Well, guess what? He did!
I won't tip you off how he got out of or into it, but let's just say that it was memorable and a real eye opener.
The villain of the piece, an old student of Henry Pym, the original Antman, Michael Douglas, is so likable and I love him in his work in the Strain as the beleaguered doctor trying to stop the strain of vampires spreading throughout the world. I had no idea he was so talented, until I saw this movie.
If you haven't watched the Strain yet, you're missing out there as well.
I give Antman two thumbs up, five stars and a hearty recommendation to go out and see it.
If you don't see this movie, you'll really regret it someday.
Following this article is a short slideshow of some events and posters from the Antman movie.