Ant-Man, 2015 - ★★★★
I watched this first on a plane (with low expectations), and then again at home, because I enjoyed it so much. I felt that it started out a bit too portentously, but it quickly improves and becomes really fun (and funny). Paul Rudd’s Scott and his little gang of misfits are great, there’s an enjoyably evil villain, and I even found that I could bear Michael Douglas. Full marks too for a brief Agent Carter cameo (which should have been longer and she should have been given better lines, but I’ll take what I can get).
The shrunken fight scenes are inventive, particularly the one in the falling briefcase, and the one on the Thomas the Tank Engine train. The latter reminded me a bit of a similar scene in ‘The Wrong Trousers’ - in a good way. I think Wallace and Gromit set the benchmark for tense chase scenes on children’s toys, so if you somewhere near that region of excellence in a film, you are doing well.
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