Marvel's Ant-Man

Marvel’s Ant-Man

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I did not grow up reading comic books like my husband did, so the first time I ever heard of Ant-Man was when my kiddos started watching a few animated Marvel Avengers series. The name Ant-Man does not exactly strike fear into anyone’s soul and it seemed a little bit silly when I first heard it. Let’s be honest: is anyone really afraid of ants? Sure they are annoying, but unless you are dealing with army ants or bullet ants they are not exactly scary. Suffice it to say that I was not an Ant-Man fan before I saw the movie, but I had high hopes because I have yet to be let down by the Marvel Avengers franchise.

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I found Ant-Man to be a highly entertaining, funny, and exciting movie. There are some bad elements, that I will discuss in a moment, but overall I do recommend this movie. Ant-Man is a likable hero because he is an underdog. He has a checkered past and is facing the possibility of not being able to be around his daughter anymore. He makes bad choices but is able to work to redeem himself. So many everyday people can relate to that. I took my 12 year old son to see Ant-Man, and I will be taking my 7 year old daughter next week. However, each family has its own standards on what is acceptable and what is not, so decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your family. Ant-Man has some profanity (no f-words) and one to two mild sexual references. Additionally, there is some glorification of crime by a few characters, although Scott Lang/Ant-Man seems remorseful for his part in it.

Overall, the movie is very entertaining and the importance of family is emphasized in more than one story-line. Ant-Man is not the only superhero you will see in this movie, in fact there are two more, but I will not spoil it and tell you who. Also, if you have a child who loves insects, they will love this movie because there are countless ants throughout the film.

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Be sure to stay until the end of the credits. There is a bonus scene during the credits, but also one at the very end of the credits as well. Also, we saw Ant-Man in 3D and I love 3D, but it would be just as good in plain old 2D.

Ant-Man is PG-13

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Disclaimer: I attended a media preview of this movie in order to facilitate the review. All opinions are mine.

About Janice

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Comments

  1. Mommy Pamela says:

    I have never heard of the movie antman or the comic?? Thanks for the insight and might go see this movie now.

  2. debbie givens wagner says:

    I never heard of Antman before either until I saw a commercial on tv….then I read your wonderful review and nowI really want to see it.

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