I was quite late home from work last night and Mrs Masher instructed me to pick up a McDonald’s as: “I’m not gonna start cooking now!” Dutifully, I did so and arrived home, laden with chicken nuggets and burgers and fries and cokes.
I flopped exhausted onto the sofa with my meal and noticed that a film had been cued up on the telly and was paused in readiness. “We’re watching Ant Man”, Harry said. “Is that OK?”
I nodded wearily, but was also aware that this gave me an opportunity to squeeze at least one more review in.
Not one of the Marvel Superheroes that I’ve ever been interested in, really. But I did reluctantly see this at the pictures last year, at the kids’ insistence, and I remember enjoying it to a point, but not being particularly impressed.
However, second time round I found it much more enjoyable. There is, of course, plenty of action; there’s a plot line that I can actually follow, and there’s humour. Â More humour than Marvel typically go for in their Superhero films.
And there are ants. Hundreds and thousands of CGI ants.
And the fight scenes on Thomas The Tank, as seen from an ant’s perspective and then ours, made me actually guffaw.
Played excellently by Paul Rudd, Ant Man was well worth a second look and is probably worth a second film.