IMDB: Ant-Man – 2015
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
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For this weekend since I have been left at home and unsupervised, I am going through 20 MCU movies in the MCU’s chronological order, starting from Captain America: The First Avenger through to Ant-Man & The Wasp.
When Scott the “goodie-two-shoes” ex con gets out of jail and starts trying to make a life for himself again, so that he can be a good father to his little daughter Cassie. But getting (and keeping) a job is harder than he thought it was going to be.
When his friend hears of a job that is too good to be true he turns it down initially, but then when things gets tough he decides to go for it, and doesn’t realise it’s going to completely change his life. The results of taking that job is hearing the voice of Dr Pym in his ear, and becoming a tool for Dr Pym to use in getting a bit of revenge on his successor Darren Cross.
Thus Scott then embarks on various training to be able to do what Dr Pym needs from him. But Scott is Dr Pym’s only hope, and the only one he can trust to get into the facility and steal the creation of Darren Scott, the Yellow Jacket. Despite bringing in help from Scott’s friends from the original heist, but it all goes wrong when Darren knows that they are coming for him.
Then it’s on to a different battlefield in Cassies bedroom where the two really get stuck into it. But when there is no option left, he goes in the quantum realm to destroy the wasp, but his real trick is how he manages to escape.
So this movie I think despite being a good 5 years ahead of the release of the Avengers: Infinity War (part 2 – whatever it is going to be called) it was very specifically planned, especially for whats going to happen in the 2nd half of that war. The quantum world will be playing a big part in the release of the characters from the Soul Stone, but more on that later.
Whilst not bad even for a standalone movie it’s actually a really good supporting piece to the overall storyline of the MCU, and as such, whilst not playing a central part it is absolutely an integral part to the ongoing story.
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