Ant-Man

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Hey, why isn’t Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on Twitter?  Because he’s already killed all 140 characters, that’s why!  Ah-ha, that’s my favorite internet joke.  But seriously, Martin has never been shy about letting his opinions be known, and he recently took to his blog to wax poetic about his displeasure with the current crop of bad guys being portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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So if you saw Ant-Man at any point in the last several days, you’ve probably been wondering: is any of the stuff the ants do in the movie legit? That is to say, are the depictions of ants in the film scientifically accurate? It’s not like Hollywood movies put a premium on scientific-correctness, I mean have you seen the works of Roland Emmerich? Still, it’s kind of fun to consider where fantasy ends and realism begins, and to that end, some industrious internet journalist thought, “Hey, let’s ask an ant expert some of the stuff they do in the name of fighting evil and coolness in Ant-Man. Some of the answers may surprise you. (more…)

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If you’re not familiar with YouTube user Mr. Sunday, it’s time for you to set a couple of hours aside and check out his amazing work.  The guy has a YouTube channel (and a pretty sweet accent, too), and all he does is two things: 1) win (of course), and 2) root out all the hidden references and subtle “in-jokes” in movies.  He’s recently given us a lovely overview of all the easter eggs you’ll find in Ant-Man (making my planned article about the exact same thing largely irrelevant, but I ain’t hatin’), and it’s pretty darn thorough.  Give it a watch for yourself below, and then let me know in the comments: is there anything he missed that you caught?

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Ant Man’s paltry opening weekend box office numbers of $58M, which comes at the lower end of the scale we’ve come to expect from Marvel over the last few years ex. Thor($65.7M) and Captain America: The First Avenger ($65.1M), it still managed to leave fans abuzz in conversation due to the film’s post-credits scene. This along with some confirmation straight from Kevin Feige has us all piecing together what else we can expect from Marvel in Phase 3 of their cinematic adventures. (Spoilers Ahead)

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‘Ant-Man’ Credits Scenes Explained

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Maybe you’ve seen Ant-Man by now and have lingering questions about exactly what goes down in the mid-credits and post-credits scenes.  Maybe you haven’t seen the film yet and would like some more knowledge to arm yourself with going in.  Maybe you’re like me and have seen the movie twice already and just think it’s really, really good (in my review of Ant-Man, I mentioned that these two scenes exist, but kept it spoiler-free).  Whatever the case, here’s some deeper info you might not know about the “secret” Ant-Man scenes – and it should go without saying here, but you’re entering MAJOR SPOILER TERRITORY, so consider yourself warned.

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I know what you’re thinking – that’s a mighty bold statement you’re making there in the title, sailor.  Now hold up, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers, I’mma let you finish… but Ant-Man just may truly be one of the greatest Marvel films of all time.  Of all time!

WARNING: Mild spoilers ahead – I did my best to keep quiet about the big stuff, but some parts of the film required a little explanation in the review.

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There’s a scene in the latest Ant-Man trailer where Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) is giving Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) a pep talk to encourage him to suit up as the insectoid hero. Lang’s responses is that Pym’s dire straits seems more like a job for the Avengers than a new Ant-Man. Well, one out of six ain’t bad. It’s not exactly a state secret, and the appearance of the Avenger in question can be spoiled as easily as looking at Ant-Man’s IMDb page, but if you’d rather not know, then you’re advised to look away from this post, because the following Ant-Man TV spot pretty handily ruins what looks like a cool cameo in the upcoming Marvel Studios‘ film. (more…)

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The final International Trailer for Payton Reed‘s Ant-Man has hit the Internet and it delivers one of the movies best punch lines and direct reference to the much larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The music is an interesting choice as well, perhaps James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy‘s musical influence is what we’ll see in all future Marvel films. Check it out after the jump. (more…)