THURS­DAY ANT-MAN

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, AC­TION/AD­VEN­TURE ★★★

Both an en­ter­tain­ing and em­i­nently dis­pos­able su­per­hero movie from the dom­i­nant Marvel Stu­dios sta­ble. While not the gen­rebend­ing crowd-pleaser that last year’s Marvel smash Guardians of the Galaxy re­fresh­ingly turned out to be, the block­buster bloat that bogged down the re­cent Avengers: Age of Ul­tron is ap­pre­cia­bly ab­sent. In short, thanks to some catchy com­edy stylings and a breezy, easy­go­ing take on its hero’s origin story, Ant-Man will sim­ply show you a good time and then show you the door. Paul Rudd makes a good fit for the self-dep­re­cat­ing hu­mour in play, star­ring as a former white-col­lar crook who must shrink to mi­cro­scopic size to stop a weapon of mass re­duc­tion fall­ing into the wrong hands. Hardly es­sen­tial, but an en­er­get­i­cally crafted and un­apolo­get­i­cally fun ex­er­cise in out­sized es­capism.

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