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ANT-MAN

Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  117 minutes, featurettes, audio commentary, deleted and extended scenes, Blu-ray 3D disc, digital HD copy

VIDEO: 1.85:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO: English 7.1 DTS-HD MA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 DD

Subtitles:  English SDH, French, Spanish

 

STUDIO: Marvel Studios

RELEASE DATE: 12-8-2015

ANT-MAN is a fun heist movie set against the backdrop of the marvel universe.  Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to be the next Ant-Man and be armed with the ability to shrink himself in scale that comes with increased strength.  The job is to steal a piece of technology like Pym’s Ant-Man  to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.   A grand heist is planned (with the help of Pym’s daughter Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lily) and Lang’s crew) and not everything will come off as planned as Scott Lang is trying to be a hero and protect the ones he loves.  ANT-MAN does have a better script than the first two THOR movies, but it doesn’t have the charm of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY or the awesome of the first AVENGERS.  I would be happy to see what the sequel will bring even though ANT-MAN doesn’t pop into my head as the must-see Marvel movie and yet I wonder what director Edgar Wright would have done with this movie after years of development only to exit due to creative differences with Marvel.

 

SPECIAL FETAURES:

Audio commentary with director Peyton Reed and star Paul Rudd get along easy as they chat about the movie

 

MAKING OF AN ANT-SIZED HEIST: A HOW-TO-GUIDE- a behind-the-scenes look at making the movie, the costume, the special effects, and the cast

LET’S GO TO THE MACROVERSE- a look at the macro photography done for the movie to get things from an ant-sized perspective

WHIH NEWS FRONT- background on Scott Lang’s VistaCorp heist and an interview in prison with him before he is released, a look at the future of Pym Technologies, and Wired Insider interview with Darren Cross

 

The movie on Blu-ray 3D disc

A code to stream and download a digital HD copy of ANT-MAN

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: ANT-MAN is enjoyable with some good extras even though I wish the extras were more extensive.  I will watch the sequel even though ANT-MAN doesn’t excite like some of the other Marvel movies

 

This review is 12-3-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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