First Reactions to Ant-Man Call It the 'Most Human Marvel Film to Date', Confirm Two Huge Post-Credits Scenes

Friday, 26 June 2015 - 9:57AM
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Friday, 26 June 2015 - 9:57AM
First Reactions to Ant-Man Call It the 'Most Human Marvel Film to Date', Confirm Two Huge Post-Credits Scenes
The first screening of Marvel's Ant-Man was last night, and the first reactions are overwhelmingly positive. We should take it with a grain of salt, as the people who attend the first screenings are often more likely to enjoy the film, but if these 140-character reviews are to be believed, then Ant-Man lives up to the expectations set by Guardians of the Galaxy, managing to be an offbeat departure from the Marvel norm while still maintaining a sense of heist film fun and plenty of heart. No one's calling it the best Marvel film, but many are calling it the most character-driven and family-friendly Marvel movie so far:













Some are mostly praising it for its ties to the MCU, which is either discouraging or encouraging, depending on how much you enjoy Marvel's connectivity. This makes me nervous that it doesn't really stand on its own, but if you're a Marvel fan, it's still a must-see:






The most overwhelming praise has arguably gone to the post-credits scene, which you apparently really don't want to miss. We're guessing that it previews Civil War, in which Ant-Man will appear, but it could also preview Avengers: Infinity War, as Thanos has been a friend to post-credits scenes and we still have a couple of Infinity Stones left:







 

But almost as much praise was heaped on the cast, especially Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Pena, the latter of whom supposedly stole the show:







Of course, there were a couple of dissenters, so don't expect a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes once the review embargo is lifted:





If Ant-Man is really as good as most of the screener audience is claiming, then we might have to conclude that Marvel really can do no wrong. It at least seems safe to say that it won't be a disaster, and that their winning streak will remain essentially intact. There's still a chance that it will be a disappointment, as the early reactions to Age of Ultron were also overwhelmingly positive, and that movie let us down in a big way. But then again:



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