Ant-Man has arrived...and our excitement is not small scale!

I have been awaiting Ant-Man for a LONG time. I have enjoyed all the hype and unique marketing techniques deployed by Marvel, and now the time has finally arrived to see this small scale superhero on the big screen. Now, this is just my reaction to the movie, but I'll do my best to keep out any spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet.

First off, we tried something different this weekend. Instead of hitting the Midnight showing or the Friday night release we decided to see it Saturday morning at 11. I know, a little unusual, but the theater was packed!! Of course there wasn't nearly the large amount of energy in the atmosphere as a Midnight release, but people were stoked!!

Ant-Man was a very funny, action packed, superhero movie that everyone will surely enjoy! I know many people were concerned that this was going to be the first Marvel Studios film that wasn't going to hold up, but I can tell you that that simply isn't the case with Ant-Man. The movie is slightly different, more upbeat than many of the past Marvel films, but I think that is a welcomed changed of pace. Ant-Man is quite comical- which many probably expected with Paul Rudd as the star, Scott Lang.

Throughout the movie, there are numerous references to previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films; especially Avengers: Age of Ultron; along with a few appearances that I wasn't aware of; Peggy Carter, Howard Stark and an Avenger. This really helps to solidify Ant-Man's place in the greater MCU. I'm sure many of you already know that Ant-Man will be making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War. These appearances will definitely bridge the gap when Ant-Man makes his appearance in Captain America.
Another thing, Marvel is doing a suburb job by connecting the movies within the MCU. There were a lot of remarks and connections to past MCU films without it feeling like propaganda or marketing to get people to see their other films. The connections talked about in Ant-Man with past films just help to connect the MCU and to give us a feel of where Ant-Man is fitting into the timeline.

In closing, I think this movie was outstanding!! I can't wait to see it again!! There is nothing in this film that I would change and I can't wait to see how Scott Lang fits into the rest of the MCU when he returns in Captain America: Civil War.

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