Before opening in theaters this month, I attended a special advance screening for Marvel’s ANT-MAN! Guess who was there to welcome us and give a mini intro. The ANT-MAN himself Paul Rudd!
Note: I was invited as media to the press screening. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
Paul Rudd! Live just a few feet away from me. How cool is that. Part of what made it so cool is that he was very personable. And had a bit of a sense of humor while sharing about his role in the movie.
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Like I said, he has a sense of humor. To be honest it was this sense of humor that made me unsure about him being ANT-MAN. I couldn't see him becoming the iconic figure that I grew up reading about in comic books.
Plus in this version of ANT-MAN, he had to go up against The Avengers? Paul Rudd?! No way!
But who knew that he would take that sense of humor (that worried me) and use it to make both the character ANT-MAN and the movie up to a different level. By the end of the screening, I was ready to accept Paul Rudd as ANT-MAN!
And when you see ANT-MAN in theaters, I think you'll agree. The sense of humor helps to bring ANT-MAN fans to a new place from the ANT-MAN in the comics. And for this storyline, it's a good fit.
Beyond well placed humor, ANT-MAN is filled with amazing action scenes and strong characters. Even the Ants have their own time on screen.
Which was something I enjoyed because I really wanted to know how ANT-MAN does what he does with those amazing ants. Trust me those scenes and other are well done.
So get ready take your action loving family to see ANT-MAN. Paul Rudd and his humor makes it worthwhile.
Of course so does the scene with The Avengers. Don't forget to stay through the opening credits. You wont want to miss 2 reveals for upcoming story lines!
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
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