How do Marvel keep on doing this?! How do they keep doing this? Putting out one movie after the other, and each one better than the last one.
Well maybe not better, but still so impressively good.
I must admit some sequences seemed a bit over-the-top childish in this one, but that's the kind of character Ant-Man is, right? He's got a kid. He's not Deadpool.
Maggie (the girl, played by Judy Greer) comes with some smart remarks and charm, too, as does the entertaining sidekick Luis (Michael Peña), but where the movie really shines is with the special effects (the quantum realm), the effects (Ghost), and the creative filming and fight choreography with this one franchise's main selling element: constant size-shifting.
They really take it to the next level with this one, shrinking not only the characters but also cars, or how about entire houses? More specially a lab. It's the hideout for Dr. Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne, who after Antman's recent heroism in the great Sokovia War is not at an all that pleasant state of affairs with the law.
They turn that around though. They make some comedy out of it.
Yet the movie does have some seriously emotional moments too. Some wondrous moments. Some really cool moments. It keeps the pace well, and shifts between spooky, and psychedelic, and fast-paced, and sometimes entirely silent. The soundtrack's just as masterful as the filming is, and that one melody sounds so great it's almost Hanz Zimerman level... almost? Is it? It could be.
As is tradition it ends with an additional little spoiler too, and not just any you might've expected in the previous films. It hits you like the latest Avengers. Bam. And then it's over. Never thought Ant-Man, out of all these franchises, would take that turn.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome