Ant-Man is an inevitable blockbuster, but is it one worth seeing?
The Marvel Studios movie, in theaters Friday, brings a small but mighty superhero to the big screen. Armed with the ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) agrees to help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his Ant-Man suit from a new generation of looming threats. Together, they try to pull off a heist that will save the world. Scott isn't a stereotypical hero, like Chris Evans' Captain America. So why is an ex-con given such a big responsibility? For those who aren't familiar with the comic book character, he has quite the backstory.
So as not to spoil anything, you'll have to see to find out.
Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Ant-Man's cast also includes Bobby Cannavale as Paxton; David Dastmalchian as Kurt; Judy Greer as Maggie; Wood Harris as Gale; Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne; Michael Peña as Luis; Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket; and rapper T.I. as Dave.
The movie is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
The common complaint in nearly every review: Edgar Wright, who was originally attached to direct the movie and still maintains a screenwriting credit, might have done a better job at the helm than Reed did.
Here's what critics have to say about Ant-Man: