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'Ant-Man' provides big entertainment

The latest Marvel blockbuster, "Ant-Man" proves that when it comes to superheroes size doesn't matter. In this film, reformed cat burglar Scott (Paul Rudd) is enlisted by former S.H.I.E.L.D scientist/retired ant-man Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to take up his miniaturized mantle and stop his world-changing technology from falling into nefarious hands.

This film is a fine mix of comedy, action and drama, with the entire cast delivering solid performances. The special effects, especially in regard to the miniaturization scenes, look superb and the fight scenes - both big and small - will have you on the edge of your seat.

This film introduces a host of new characters to the Marvel universe, but regardless of how little you know about this particular franchise, the movie does a great job of explaining each individual's back story. However, this can lead to some scenes that feel slightly rushed or characters that feel kind of one-dimensional. Though it may bug some people, these issues are tiny and don't hamper the experience too much.

Ultimately, the only real shortcoming "Ant-Man" has is that the film feels very safe, especially if you've been following along with all the other Marvel movies. It's just another fun flick off the Marvel assembly line, a small complaint and one that in this reviewer's opinion doesn't ruin the movie in any way.

Give "Ant-Man" a look. It'll entertain you in a big way, and it's easily worth 3.5 out of 4 miners.

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