(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
SW SCORE: 39
39 out of 5 🐙
The notion of Ant-Man being a superhero is pretty laughable to the layman (read: the non-comic book geeks). But most people don’t (or didn’t) know he could grow his size and most didn’t know he could shrink to subatomic levels. And, frankly, these abilities didn’t come with the very first incarnation of the character. But abilities evolving is pretty standard in comic books. Again, all that aside, the hero’s name is Ant-Man. It’s funny. And you couldn’t cast a better funny, unassuming alter-ego for a bug-themed hero than Paul Rudd. He’s comedy aristocracy and I can’t recall a discouraging word about him. Who doesn’t like him? But the person who stole this comic MCU flick is Michael Pena. His storytelling scenes are just gut-busting hilarious. It’s a movie that doesn’t take itself seriously and delivers exactly what you want: fun and funny.
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so
(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)