Dec 092015
 
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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.

Marve's Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, now on Digital Download & DVD

Let’s talk about all the reasons Ant-Man is a Marvel movie not to miss.

The Cast

Marve's Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, now on Digital Download & DVD

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.

Marve's Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, now on Digital Download & DVD

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.

The Story

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) speaking with his daughter (Abby Fortson) at her birthday party

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.

The running of the ants with Ant-Man leading the charge

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.

The One-Liners

Hope Pym (Evangeline Lilly) and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) discussing Ant-Man's training

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.

There’s another time when Hank is explaining the situation to Scott and it’s all very serious and end-of-world and Hank says, “Scott. I need you, to be the Ant-Man” to which Scott replies (with a great facial expression) “Huh.”.  At little later he deadpans, “One question: is it too late to change the name?”

Free Printable Marvel Ant-Man Activity Pack

Print out this free Ant-Man Activity Pack full of coloring pages, a printable Ant-Man mask, and more!

Have you seen Ant-Man? What did like best?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

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