I watched Ant-Man again for the first time since it was in theaters and I was surprised how much more I liked it this time around - definitely one of the best of phase two.
What did you think of it?
Pretty good, but villain was absolute shit and the movie has some pacing issues with it taking 80 minutes just for him to finish up all the too long exposition, training, and actually go into action leaving a very rushed ending. Overall 7/10
Also wtf was with the weird ass black hole c4 bomb? He already destroyed all the servers and backups. Or reversely why bother destroying all the computers if they were just gonna blow it all up?
It was kind of awesome, actually, which I didn't expect to be saying before it came out. But hell, what did I know, I was holding out hope for Fant4stic to be good at one point. Joke's on me for thinking
fox had it in them to make a good Fantastic 4 movie.
Basically what I'm saying is that it was the best superhero movie of 2015, which was a pleasant surprise.
fyi Ant-Man is close to hitting 81%
I liked the movie so much it prompted me to start reading Ant-Man comics and now, he's probably one of my favourite Marvel characters,
Pym or Scott.
They had to get rid of the not-Pym particles so they couldn't be reverse engineered. The servers were fried to be thorough. And I don't think they were aware of what would happen when the not-Pym particles were destroyed.
Antony's death actually got to me, It was so amazingly quick and final, I didn't see it coming.
Pretty good movie, definitely suffered from some pacing and writing issues but still one of my favorites of all the Marvel movies. I think that the only thing I didn't like is "shrinks the space between atoms". Weren't Pym Particles all about inter-dimensional mass/matter displacement?
Are MCU fans too stupid for the comic explanation of those particles?
I did not like it the first time around. I had a free ticket for any movie and I used it to see it and I did not feel like I got my worth even though there were no better movies in the near future.
Scott didn't know that.
Besides, the movie's ants weren't that realistic. Crazy Ants aren't immune to electricity, that's bullshit, and the bullet ants were ridiculously underpowered in the movie. Bullet Ants are way more painful and the pain is FAR more long lasting than what the move depicted.
This one is a NatGeo documentary about them.
This one is how some brit reacted to it
I enjoyed it. The only thing that bothered me was the whole setup about them needing a thief to do this heist when all they really needed was someone to follow their directions since they came up with the entire plan. The only thing he really contributed was coming up with the idea of getting in through the water pipes.
both his history of anti-corporate espionage and his motivation of his daughter made Scott the perfect, well, sucker, to talk into risking his life that way. It made him easy to manipulate and unlikely to just take the suit and sell it compared to some mercenary.
remember that Pym first noticed him when he made the papers. it was like the universe had shown him the perfect schmuck for the job.
DC drones heard it had a troubled production and wanted so bad for it to be the end of Marvel box office dominance that they literally tried to will it into sucking.
Solid movie. Great heist film, memorable characters. I give it an A.
2nd best Marvel movie. Only reason it beat GotG is because the ending was fucking beautiful.
>step-dad turning out to be cool after all
The sub plots of family were what made the movie relatable and made it have heart.
comics explained it a few ways but yeah currently it's extra dimensions. The math almost works if you pretend that it's a 3 dimensional object in 4 dimensions. I prefer my way though.
Increase mass of electrons shrinks their orbit, just replacing electrons with muons would make an object about the size of a large ant and only increase mass by 1%. Main problem is to preserve inertia while decreasing WEIGHT (not mass). That's what I think the Pym particles do, decouple mass from the gravitational force, but still keeping mass and thus inertia. So you could increase mass and thus strength by shrinking and still ride an ant.
one of the only movies I found worthwhile to see in 3D. I fucking hate watching 3D most of the time, it's dark and most of the time the 'close' stuff is so out of focus I can't tell what the fuck is going on. This was the first movie that did it right since Beawulf.
>on the whole
100% is a whole, buddy.
Shit felt like the same thing marvel does every movie. Although the heist aspect of it was a nice bit of change, the rest still ruined the movie for me.
and prove me wrong
there was only one too many cooks and his name was whedon. pretty much all the movies problems came from his refusal to kill his darlings during editing, and instead cut scenes that were pretty integral to the narrative
That wasn't his decision, he wanted a lot of those scenes but instead production wanted to ham in the stupid Thor/Infinity Stones, Klaw (which was fucking awesome, so that's a good keeper) and who knows what else. Whedon wanted to cut the Thor side plot, but production said if he wanted to keep cabin scene he needed to include that. So he cut a bunch of other stuff that should have been included like Tony using his brain patterns for Ultron.
Quit blaming Whedon for every fault of the movie. It was still a pretty good movie, in the middle ground of MCU. But the problems go far beyond Whedon
unarguably the best 4 MCU movies, pick whatever order you want out of them but they are way above all the rest
The MCU "editorial" is as bad as Marvels own. They commissioned a SHIELD show knowing they were going to kill SHIELD and the didn't even tell the staff it was going to happen at first.
Bullet Ants cause pain equivalent to being shot. But the important part is that the pain isn't quick. It continues unabated for 24 hours. It feels like you're being shot non-stop for an entire day.
They did tell the writing staff which is why the first half of the season is jam packed with all the different facets of SHIELD and how it operates
They wanted to show what SHIELD was like before it fell
Shmitt pain index, now combine that with this years IG Nobel prize in Biology for the most painful areas to be stung and you have a new super hero.
Upper Lip is most painful, even compared to the penis
Is that what we're calling SW shills now?