So Antman released yesterday (I believe) and my friends and I went to see it. I'm not exactly into Marvel as much as I am DC, but Antman was a sort of different hero that I was quite interested in seeing how it would manifest itself onscreen.
As far as action goes, the directing of the fights was great! The lead-up to the release kept me wondering how they were going to manage the flow of the action sequences with the constent size changing and yhey did it just right. What you were seeing on screen never felt drawn out or already done before. It always felt fresh and exilerating.
The story hits and sometimes it cheeses, but that's what I expect out of a marvel movie (or any popular low risk movie) nowadays really. There's the tear jerking moments that are boooring and some that are quite okay. The thing is though, the movie is not afraid to take advantage of the tear jerking and use if for a joke.
Which brings me to the comedy. The comedy of this movie was just on point. There were maybe one or teo spots early on that I rolled my eyes one, but they were eclipsed by the rest of the comedic bits. The parts that hit do so very well in my opinion.
With middling expectations, Antman was quite a surprise to me. I'm not a big movie guy myself and I always roll my eyes at the big screen flicks, but Antman hit its points very well. For every cliche or trope, there were teice as many good point about it. I went into the movie want to see how well they could really do with Antman, of all characters (because I like different and he just felt different, and) expecting a mediocre flick at best, but what I came out with was the opinion that this was a top-notch film. It does what it has to do to appeal to the broad audience but it also never takes itself too seriously, and that is one of the many reasons why it's now one of my favorite superhero flicks.
All of this is just my opinion though, of course, so I'm excited to hear what you all have to say about it!
P.S. - Paul Rudd fit it great. He didn't do anything special, he was just his typical role, but for this movie that role fit well.