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ANT-MAN is funny.

It’s not the most hilarious movie ever made, but it does rise above the typical poo-faces portentousness of most superhero films. Contrasted with the BATMAN V SUPERMAN trailer before it, it looks surprisingly friendly and human.

It helps that they include cameos from the most charismatic actors in other shows, but it’s not overloaded with them, the way AGE OF ULTRON was. It also helps that the show takes its absurd premise and has a good time with it.

Still, it’s missing much of Edgar Wright’s visual style, even if he is co-credited with the script. The sight gags are great, but the film also has a bit of that “Best Lines Improvised On Set” feel that modern comedies have. Unfortunately.

I’d compare it to WRECK-IT RALPH, a terrific movie that cam late in a trend of other terrific movies, when the genre wasn’t so shiny and new any more. It’s still a good movie, even if it doesn’t feel revelatory.

Important: There are *two* post-credit sequences.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.



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Jul. 18th, 2015 03:32 am (UTC)
"Poo-faces" for "po-faced" is one of the better typos I've seen. :)
Jul. 18th, 2015 04:52 am (UTC)
I thought that was how it was spelled!

Well, anyway, that's how it ought to be spelled.
Jul. 18th, 2015 03:51 pm (UTC)
Good! I want to see this and the first review I read of it some critic just savaged it.
Jul. 18th, 2015 07:26 pm (UTC)
People compare their reactions to this movie to their reaction to the first couple of supers movies that actually worked, and it's no longer a Surprising New Achievement, just a good movie. Hmf.
Jul. 18th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
Hi! Sorry if you've answered this before, but do you get as much profit from selling print copies The Great Way as the ebooks? I'd like to give a couple of copies away as giftsgifts but not if you earn like half the amount per copy.
Jul. 18th, 2015 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yep. I worked it out so they'd be pretty much all the same.

And thank you! Giving books as gifts is a fantastic thing.

Edited at 2015-07-18 07:22 pm (UTC)
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