Ant-Man brings action, laughs on Friday night

Marvel’s “Ant Man” played at the Student Center Friday night. The mostly packed auditorium frequently burst into laughter more than a dozen times during the movie.

“Ant Man” is a very enjoyable, funny, no-nonsense action movie that doesn’t take itself all that seriously. And that’s exactly what makes it work.

Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang, a man who’s just been released from prison. Being an ex-con, he is unable to find a job until he lies on an application for Baskin Robbins. Then they find out and fire him.

“Baskin Robbins always finds out,” was the line that got the first big laugh.

This movie isn’t perfect, and is full of noticeable clichés. But who cares? The movie is enjoyable and easy to watch, and is full of very good actors who you can tell had fun making this one.

Michael Douglas plays Dr. Hank Pym, who lets Rudd’s character use the original Ant Man suit to stop his evil ex-protégé, Corey Stoll (House of Cards), from making a new one.

One of the Avengers, Falcon, had a good fight scene with Rudd when he accidently broke into an Avengers facility. T.I. did a reasonably good job as one of Rudd’s supporting characters, and so did Evangeline Lilly, as Hope Van Dyne. Though her love interest role with Rudd’s character felt a little shoehorned in at the last minute.

It was Michael Pena who really shined as Luis. Although the way his character was written wasn’t original in any way, he was able to do it really well and have fun with it, making it feel a little bit unique. That’s what this film does best and that’s why it’s worth seeing.

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