‘Ant-Man & the Wasp’ Is Lesser Than ‘Ant-Man’

The first Ant-Man, though admittedly a "small" movie, box-office-wise, is actually one of the less problematic movies in MCU's Phase Two. Ant-Man benefited from the groundwork laid down by Edgar Wright and what dramatic and comedic bits were added later on by its eventual director Peyton Reed and the other writers. Of course there's the… Continue reading ‘Ant-Man & the Wasp’ Is Lesser Than ‘Ant-Man’

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Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)

Edgar Wright was supposed to be the perfect director for Ant-Man, the perfect director for comic book movies. His movies are delightful mixes of action, comedy, in some cases, special effects and music. I didn't expect Baby Driver to be any different. That's why the grittier parts of the film left me stunned, the in-sync… Continue reading Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017)

Ant-Man (Peyton Reed, 2015)

The Top Secret World of Ant-Man I kept thinking. That this could have been funnier like Shaun of the Dead. That this could have been geekier like Scott Pilgrim. That there could have been more inventive fight scenes---had Edgar Wright stayed to finish what he started. Just take Luis' (Michael Peña) crafty way of telling… Continue reading Ant-Man (Peyton Reed, 2015)