by Matt Slick
Honestly, I did not expect much from this movie. After all, "Ant-man"? The first time I saw a preview, I chuckled and wondered how they could pull it off. Well, they did. It was entertaining. All you have to do is suspend your beliefs about reality a bit, enter the comic book world, and enjoy the ride. The new technology that reduces people and objects to the size of ants with super strength is explained - in comic book style.
Paul Rudd does an excellent job of playing Scott Lang, a witty and charming character who clumsily begins the process of learning how to use the new technology. Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) wants to hide the secrets of his technology from the requisite bad guys. So, Scott Lang goes to the rescue armed with technology and countless ants that he can control with a device that sends his thoughts to them. Yeah, I know, but how can you have Ant-Man without ants?
The special effects were great and I couldn't help but get carried along by the action, the technology, and even the plot. It all came together well and as I said before, I was entertained. Isn't that what movies are supposed to do?
There is minimal cussing and no nudity. So, if you want to take your kids to see a flick that you and they might enjoy, consider Ant-Man. Just leave your reality check at home.