Ant-Man 3D, an convicted burglar Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is recently released from prison and is set on turning his life around to prove he is the Dad his daughter thinks he is. After trying his best to live a normal life he cannot hold down a job due to his criminal record and soon ends up taking a job with a relatively elaborate plan in place. Unbeknown to him and his cousin Luis (Michael Pena) it is a test set by Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to see if master thief Scott, is good enough to take on the role as Ant-Man. Forced out of his own company Hank needs the skill set of Scott to make sure his weapon of being able to shrink humans, turning them superhuman in the process isn’t replicated for the good of evil. Ant-Man 3D is one of the new avenues Marvel has explored and brought to the big screen. As they continue to expand their portfolio, we were are really excited to see what their next instalment has to offer.
Ant-Man 3D starts, well relatively slow. Don’t panic! It’s only because we watch Scotts story unfold and how he intends to change his ways now he’s been released from prison. As the movie progresses you can see how Marvel as a brand are making a big name for themselves on a 3D scale. All though there isn’t any action at the start, you can still see some great 3D moments and the detail that has gone into it. Just like The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the 3D isn’t limited to just the characters in the foreground. The interaction with the people and props in the background are just as good and just as important to any 3D lover.
As Ant-Man 3D progresses and Scott unearths the Ant-Man suit. The action starts to unravel and so does the storyline. The first time Scott uses the suit he does so in the bath for some reason and is shrunk down to the size of.. Well and Ant! As mentioned Scott is miniaturised, unbeknown to his cousin Luis who switches the bath on. Luis is a bit wet behind the ears but for this we salute him! As Scott run away from the crashing waves, well they are to him. Scott then falls through the floor boards through a series of events as he tries to come to terms with what is going on. The 3D starts to show as the ant army Ant-man controls enters the fray with epic visuals. Another noticeable 3D moment was when Scott was practicing jumping through a keyhole.
There are times when the 3D scenes start to dry up as the movie gets into the later stages. Not so much the ant sized scenes, they stay true. In between them we noticed the detail started to slow down. Maybe the storyline didn’t help but back to the 3D and as the movie comes to an end there is plenty of’ 3Dness’ to go around. The water is once again one of the main conductors of 3D throughout the movie. Anywhere there is water there is an awesome 3D scene to go with it. Whether it is the bath or surfing through the water mains Marvel have put a lot of effort into making sure the little things are big in Ant-Man 3D.
Finally the end scene involving Ant-Mans face off with the enemy Yellowjacket proves to be another visually entertaining spectical. Ant-Man 3D is yet another Marvel masterpiece, in a 3D and none 3D related way. It is definitely worth spending a little bit more in bringing this minature-sized superhero onto a larger platform.
We do feel Ant-Man 3D is worth spending that little bit more on than the normal 2D version. It gives enough to make it worth while.
Best 3D Moment- Smaller is better.
Released Date: 30 November 2015
Director: Peyton Reed
Writers: Edgar Wright, Adam Mckay, Joe Cornish,
Actors: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Anthony Mackie
By Roy Thomas