Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,
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I might be in the minority about Ant-Man

Last night, we went out and saw Ant-Man.

I fear I'm going to be in the minority in not loving it.

It's not that I didn't enjoy myself. I did. But I was part of the crowd before its release that had absolutely zero desire to see it. I love Paul Rudd to pieces, but it just looked dumb.

Then, a lot of my online friends saw it. And a lot of my real life friends. And they spoke of it in such glorious terms, I decided I was being closed-minded so we'd go see it after all. I was even looking forward to it.

But the humor everybody extolled? With the exception of Michael Pena, I feel like we saw all the best bits in the trailer. I didn't do more than snort a little until halfway through the movie.

The heart they loved? Okay, there was some. You can't cast Paul Rudd and not get some. But seriously, I had a hard time buying into the severity of his situation. Casting Bobby Cannavale didn't work for me in the slightest. I always see him as too odd and goofy for straighter roles. And is Jane Greer getting all the mom roles lately? I like her well enough, I suppose, but I'm tired of seeing her in the same part.

It also felt really sluggish until the big heist. In fact, I was checking the time on my phone less than halfway through, wondering how much more there was. The big heist was the best part of the movie, which is why I can say I enjoyed myself, but overall, this just won't be a movie I'll rewatch.
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