I hesitate to say I liked it. I guess I did? It was trying to be a funny movie, as that's where Marvel is going now, and it landed I guess. I laughed, I smiled, but still hesitate to say I liked it at all.
The whole movie felt like one big game of tag. Not to be mistake from the OTHER movie about tag, because that exists apparently.. But yeah, it just like all over the place. Too many things going on at once I think. Having to worry about the government, and the ghost girl, AND some weird restaurant owner(?) going after the same item, plus house arrest, PLUS romance(?). It just felt like too much. For me anyways.
I'll let someone with a more analytical description explain how they felt, but for the my part, that's the reason why I liked the film? ..The very fact that I have to question whether or not, or why, I liked something should probably mean something..
6/10 I guess.
Last Edit: Jul 12, 2018 16:50:11 GMT -5 by Ushima911
I did like it quite a lot, it's a light take on the mess of crossed interests that a movie from the Coen brothers or Guy Ritchie tends to be but from a hasty summer superhero flick perspective. It's a mesh of superhero science fiction, comedy and action movie that has a bit of everything and nails the pacing most of the time. To me it felt very good and appropriate because once the smoke clears (and not taking into account the funny Walton Googins running gag of a character) it's a movie about family for all the characters. Sometimes messy, sometimes borrowed, sometimes infuriating, but family.
... it's a movie about family for all the characters. Sometimes messy, sometimes borrowed, sometimes infuriating, but family.
If that’s the case (I haven’t made it out to see it yet), and they successfully saw and conveyed that... then there is hope for a Fantastic Four movie to be done well by someone other than me! Granted, i still think Marvel needs to hit me up for that :-p
That’s a pretty solid endorsment for seeing Antman this weekend though. Thanks Gris
Post by takewithfood on Jul 24, 2018 14:56:49 GMT -5
I finally found the time to go see it. It was alright, but in retrospect it's really more of a PG kid's movie than what I was expecting; it's especially jarring given that it's the first MCU film to follow Infinity War.
On a filmmaking level I feel like almost everything was done poorly, but nothing was done so poorly that it became a deal-breaker. Degree of difficulty also matters: Ant Man & The Wasp doesn't try overly hard to be more than it is, so it winds up just being kind of okay. It's like a C-student getting a C-. I just can't get that worked up about all the little mistakes.
Gris, your comparison to a Guy Richie movie is apt, and I kinda wish they had actually leaned into that idea more. Instead it felt like Guy Richie trying to direct an episode of Dr. Who.
It's also very apparent to me that what little of Edgar Wright's work that had lingered in the first Ant Man movie is basically gone in & The Wasp. This is entirely Peyton Reed's baby now, and he doesn't seem to have developed his own style yet. As a result, Ant Man just sort of "is", with no distinctive style or tone or anything, really. Compare the effect giving Taika Waititi the reins of Thor had on Ragnarok, for better or worse.
Anyway, it was okay. I respect that it was more of a kids movie, and thus not really aimed at me (Winter Soldier and Civil War are more my speed). I look forward to seeing more of the title characters in future MCU films, I guess starting with Avengers 4.