Photo enthusiasts say that when one starts photographing with a macro lens—a lens that can photograph tight, close ups of small objects, such as bugs, coins and book typography—they are introduced to a whole new world, and they want to further explore and record those new visuals. This was my take on the Ant-Man film, which I saw this summer. Where typical superheroes are bigger than the average human, on most cases, this film dealt with macro objects that were fascinating and excitingly new. The film also had believable characters, tinged with a sense of humor. I truly enjoyed watching this film.
Some interesting film notes… a character in the film, I think it was Hank Pym the first Ant-Man, had a descriptive line that included the words “tales to astonish” in his one of his sentences as he was speaking to a group of people. Well, Tales To Astonish #27 was the first appearance of the Ant-Man (Pym) in 1962. And the film also had the main character, Scott Lang (the new Ant-Man in 1979), and his crew stay at The Milgrom Hotel. That signage was a homage to Al Milgrom, a jack of all trades at Marvel Comics—editor, writer, penciller and inker. Marvel definitely knows how to speak to their keen target audience.
There’s a build up for an upcoming sequel that I hope they don’t ruin with too many added characters and a senseless plot. But I’m looking forward to the home video release of this summer film.