Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ant-Man And The Wasp


I have to admit that when Ant-Man was released, I almost did not see it. Later when I came to know that all MCU movies are inter-connected. I watched it.

It requires no guesses that when Ant-Man and the Wasp released, I made sure that I watch it so that I am able to connect the dots.

When you look at Ant-Man, he looks like the regular guy with family and ended up becoming a superhero. I think one would wonder why they should watch the movie when Ant-Man is not big of a superhero compared to Iron Man, Thor or Captain America who simply own their movies.

Everyone has a role to play in the built up of the aftermath of the use of Infinity stones and I believe Ant-Man will be playing a vital one. I think apart from Deadpool (who have no connections with the related MCU movies), Ant-Man is the other guy with a sense of humor.

Taking it from the Ant-Man movie and before the Avengers: Infinity War, Hank Pym & Hope believe that they can bring Janet back from the Quantum Realm. As Scott Lang was able to do that.

Meanwhile Scott is under house arrest for helping Captain America and is two days away to get his freedom back. Apparently when Hank & Hope do their experiment of connecting to the quantum realm, Scott end up with a vision and they realize that he is in quantum entanglement with her.

There is only one problem that apart from them, there is a ghost named Ava & Sonny Burch who are also behind it for their own reasons. 

Do they succeed in getting Janet back and saving the technology from falling in the wrong hands is what the movie is all about.

I have to say that Scott Lang played by Paul Rudd is very understated and he pulls it off very well. Apart from him, Michael Pena is the one to watch out for. He stood out in Ant-Man too and this one too. Evangeline Lilly does not shine out in this one. Michael Douglas was good with this one-liners

The pace of the movie is enough to keep you glued to the screen and not too fast to wonder what's going on.  Laurence Fishburne & Michelle Pfieffer make their presence felt in the movie albeit minuscule roles.

The plot of the movie is not that great but the direction of Peyton Reed makes sure that there is no room for boredom.

This movie is certainly worth a watch more than once. Do watch it.

P.S. Do not miss out on the post credit scene. Holds vital clue.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Deadpool 2


Deadpool 2 is out and going by the first movie of the series, the expectations are surely set high.

The movie's beginning gets your attention from the start and yeah with the witty and sarcasm, one can just fall in love with it.

A note of caution though, you need to know a whole lot more about the X men to get the references and jokes. Otherwise it will be a lost cause.

The movie plot is about protecting a boy from the villain from the future out to kill him.

I have to say when you look at the movie as a whole, it surely does disappoints. The plot not being strong enough. Might have well have to sit back and think what's going on here.

Having said that, yes there are scenes that gets you a laughing riot. The team formed to save the boy, then again it all comes down to the plot of the movie. It surely can't get it up and running.

Even Deadpool's witticism cannot save the movie. The script of the movie is not tight enough and there are moments where you feel completely bored...

Director David Leitch should have taken care of that. Ryan Reynold was at his best. Moreana Baccarain looking beautiful. Josh Brolin playing the villian, somehow could not do justice. If you look at Thanos in Avengers: Infinity  War you will understand.

Julian Dennison the kid did justice to his role. Zazie Beetz certainly gets your attention in her minuscule role.

 If you are going to watch the movie, watch it for Ryan Reynolds and you will not be disappointed.

This is going to be a one time watch movie unless you like Deadpool's witticism!!