Post by twothousandonemark on Nov 13, 2019 22:24:17 GMT
This was the first time the MCU truly took a risk for me & paid off nicely. At first I was wary it was some opening of character floodgates, that we'd be overwhelmed with random feature length films about characters without much (if any) cachet. I think the first sign they were still going to deliver MCU calibre production value was actually discarding Edgar Wright & his unique vision. Sure that might've been a fun romp, & yet misaligned with the MCU at large. Scott Lang was going to be in Civil War & Endgame alike, he had to be invited under the same party tent more than fans I suppose would've realized at the time. This movie is still a lot of fun & I realize it's easily the most family friendly. And, so what? I actually slightly even prefer it to Iron Man as re-watch & freshness, maybe IM has too many familiar tropes like military & power. This one about a casual criminal works because it's never trying to be anything more than it should - even the fight with Falcon is done without feeling out of water. I will say that I do really like this film proper more than its franchise & continued premise. AM & Wasp was too goofy for me. At least this one has Scott introduced into the MCU & developing his new persona... which pays off more after CW & esp. EG. Besides, the Pym family stuff is much better told here with more nuance. So yeah, still a fun rainy day re-watch, & even it it's the silliest of my favs, so be it. Doesn't hurt that much of its silliest moments are actually from side characters who can get away with it even more. The variety of tone in the MCU is a strength for me. Probably my fav Stan Lee cameo scene.
My MCU favs: 1. Avengers: Age of Ultron 2. Avengers: Infinity War 3. Captain America: Civil War 4. Avengers: Endgame 5. Captain America: The First Avenger 6. The Avengers 7. Thor: Ragnarok 8. Guardians of the Galaxy 9. Ant-Man 10.Iron Man
This one was alright but I thought the sequel was the worst MCU movie yet. It just seemed pointless.
Yeah, pointless is kinda spot on. Though, 'worst' MCU doesn't make it a bad movie imo, just an unneeded one. The only thing that delivered was the post-credit tag scene with Scott in the quantum realm or whatever.