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Fully aware of the silliness of someone shrinking down to insect size while remaining a threat to human beings, the last Marvel film of phase 2 decides to just have fun with the concept. Especially the showdown is making great use of the possibilities of people shrinking and growing back to size within seconds. While that makes for one of the smallest end fights in movie history when it comes to scale, it's also one of the funnest.
The film also neatly ties itself into the existing Marvel universe, again showing the benefit of such a well-established world, where characters can just appear and be instantly recognized.
Rudd's charm makes for a great scoundrel type protagonist but Michael Pena steals even more humorous scenes. Michael Douglas is still a wonderful presence for every film he's in and thankfully has plenty of scenes in the mentor role.
Certainly, the plot follows the rules of the "unlikely hero gets convinced and trained to become something more"-trope without much surprises. But once again, Marvel covers a new genre here: the classic heist film, particularly its latest "Oceans eleven" incarnation. At the same time we are entering a level of ...
While the trailers didn't manage (or maybe didn't even try, because they left me entirely indifferent) to grasp the entire concept of the latest Pixar adventure, the movie needs mere seconds to sell the audience on its premise.
It all starts with a birth: Emotions (joy, sadness, anger, fear, disgust) are working hard in their headquarters inside our heads. Dreams are made in a film studio nearby. Imagination is a wild amusement park. Our character traits and interests are like islands that have to be maintained. The train of thought runs through it all. Our memories are marbles ...
This is not a reboot, not even a soft one. This is set exactly where it's supposed to be, 20 years after the events we all came to love. And the creators found just the right mixture of references and nostalgia and refreshing new ideas to make this all work. To be honest, the first big shot of the park together with John William's classic theme is already worth the price of the ...