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Rob Williams: My take on 'Ant-Man'

CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Summer blockbusters are the reason why I like this time of year. Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do.  Not just watching movies - but going to them. 

I love buying popcorn without butter.  I used to get the nachos until I discovered it had a half days calories.  I love watching the previews on the big screen.  Missing them will put me in a bad mood.  Although I rarely remember them after the movies.

I caught Ant-Man Saturday at 11 in the morning at AMC Newport.  The theater was empty and I was alone - my preferences.  City Beat movie critic TT Sterns-Enzi told our viewers that it is one of the best movies he’s seen all year.  I would agree, but I haven’t been seeing a lot of the big budget movies this summer.

I haven’t seen Jurassic World, Andreas or Tommorowland.  After TT’s review on Friday, I vowed not to miss Ant-Man.  I’m glad I saw it. 

Before seeing Ant-Man trailers, I never heard of this super hero.  I was skeptical.  His power is shrinking to the size of an ant, but retaining the power of a man.  Really??!!  That’s your superpower.  I would rather have a shield, hammer, or a special suit made of iron. 

After watching the movie, I have changed my mind. 

Shrinking would be a pretty cool power.  Paul Rudd plays engineer, turned robber (he’s specific about this term in the movie) turned super hero.  He’s perfect because the movie is not only action, it’s funny too.  He plays a believable flawed super hero. 

 I do think that Michael Pena, who plays his best friend, steals many of the scenes he’s in.  A few Avengers making appearances in the film, so expect Ant-Man to be folded into that blockbuster movie franchise.  Loved the movie.  Not as much as “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but close. 

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