A couple of weeks ago I was sent a free digital code for Marvel’s Ant-Man movie. We didn’t get a chance to catch it at the theater and my parents hadn’t watched it yet, either, so we had a little (pardon the pun) Ant-Man viewing party while they were here a couple weeks ago.
Let’s talk about all the reasons Ant-Man is a Marvel movie not to miss.
First, there’s Paul Rudd. He has this geeky, adorable edginess to him that I’ve loved for years. As Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, he delivers lines with this perfect cheekiness that’s a great fit for a movie where the superhero is actually…an ant.
Then there is Michael Douglas. Who doesn’t love Michael Douglas? His voice plus his facial expressions made him perfect for the role of Hank Pym: super-serious with that glimmer of mischief behind everything he says and does.
I love all kinds of superheroes, but there’s a special place in my heart for “regular guy” superheroes. Those folks that weren’t born super, maybe even have taken some wrong turns in life, but through heart and maybe a little tech, now they’re off saving the world or protecting loved ones.
Scott Lang is a master thief that’s just been released from prison, who makes yet another mistake and winds up being arrested again in short turn. Hank offers him a chance at redemption and with the help of a suit, some tech and a heart full of good intentions, Ant-Man is born.
To me, one sign of a great movie is all the memorable one-liners and quips. I love when Hope Pym (Evangeline Lilly) tells Scott he needs to learn to punch. He says, “You wanna show me how to punch? Show me how to punch” and as he lifts his hands for a practice spar, she punches him right in the face.
Print out this free Ant-Man Activity Pack full of coloring pages, a printable Ant-Man mask, and more!