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When I first heard about this movie back in 2009, Disney hadn't finished acquiring Marvel as of yet and Edgar Wright was planning on directing the feature film. Based on the shrinking superhuman created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the film had been in development since 2004 and it seemed like things were getting off to somewhat of a good start.

Fast forward to late May of 2014, and Peyton Reed (The Break Up, Bring It On) steps into the director's chair with Adam McKay(Anchorman) set to co-write the movie. Fanboys became worried whether this would be good news or bad news for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A year has passed with Paul Rudd wearing the iconic Ant-Man suit. The film hit screens last week and it was my chance to see how it all panned out. At first, I was iffy when I thought about seeing this. Comparing the excitement I had towards the previous Marvel films, I was worried whether or not this would be Marvel's worst. My senses were way off base. It was one of the best MCU films I have seen.

Paul Rudd is a great funny actor and his roles suit him well. And with Marvel's specific touch of humor in their films, Rudd puts his own special brand of humor into the role of Scott lang that makes it even more memorable. The cast is superb which is a major plus with Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man and Scott Lang's mentor. Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne who becomes someone we all know in Marvel lore is a genuine sweetheart. Corey Stoll as Darren Cross a.k.a YellowJacket is wickedly awesome.

Let's not forget the cameos within the movie. I'll just be quiet about that one. Just one hint....he flies.

As any other MCU film, there are Marvel movie and comic book easter eggs and references galore. Yet in this one there are A LOT!! You just might have to see this again and watch verrrry carefully to spot them all. Unless you paid real close attention the first time. You can go here if you're lazy lol

I enjoyed Ant-Man immensely and again thought it was one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe films to date. I thought the Captain America films were the best and The Avengers was just wow. But this just takes the cake. I am looking forward to Captain America: Civil War and can't wait to see how everything fits together.

My rating:

Don't forget to stay after the credits!!!!