Douglas made for a decent Pym, Rudd was a good Lang, and truthfully I didn't read enough MC2 to tell about Hope, though as a character she was kind of just average. Absolutely loved the girl they got to be Cassie Lang, though. She was quite cute, and her and Scott's interactions really were great. But really, the ants really stole the show. They were just great. Antony Really, between the ants and the heist (and the planning for the heist slash training montage) made up the brunt of the movie. They pretty quickly explain what happened to Janet. She basically took Bucky's original death, which made me cringe a little. They didn't say or hint anything, but I'm totally calling Zemo on that. The middle sequence where Lang has to break in to the new Avengers compound and fights Falcon seemed a bit much, but at the same time pretty **** fun to watch. Unlike Winter Soldier the fight scenes here were less about the choreography and more about the shrinking and enlarging, which were just awesome to watch. Even the end sequence was fairly trippy, which gives me a little more hype for Dr Strange. Lots of bright colors and shapes and shaking camera angles. Especially enjoyed how one second it looks like they're causing huge amounts of damage, and then the next it shows it's really nothing, and then the next is HUGE COLLATERAL DAMAGE kind of thing. Might cause some motion sickness. My favorite sequences all involved the ants in some way. They're the real stars of the movie.
Really not much to say. If you're not really hyped for it then it might not be worth a theater see. Good when ticket prices go down maybe. It's good, like I said, and I enjoyed it, but it's not GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIMES or a must see. Did set up some nice strings for future movies, and the end credits sequence (there IS one this time) got a squeal out of me so that's worth waiting around for.
Edit: The name drops were pretty neat, too. "Tales of Astonish" and "Irredeemable" were snuck into conversations, and they hinted at Spider-Man during the ending sequences, prior to the mid- and end-credit scenes.
Edited, Jul 17th 2015 3:52pm by lolgaxe