MCU Rewatch: Ant-Man is one of the best character movies to come out of the MCU

Before this movie came out, Ant-Man seemed like a character that Marvel would struggle to bring to the MCU. In hindsight, that seems like is ridiculous statement. Now, the character seems like a perfect fit for the shared universe where nothing is outside of the realm of possibility.

But back in 2015, there were a lot of concerns surrounding it and whether Marvel Studios could realise what is inherently one of their more goofy premises when it comes to turning one of their characters into a “serious” live action movie… this being something people thought in a post Rocket Raccoon and Groot world.

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MCU Rewatch: How Age of Ultron’s false promise created undeserved backlash

“We can bust arms dealers all day, but that up there. That’s the endgame.”

Hindsight has been incredibly kind to Age of Ultron. Around the time of its release; there was an underlying rumbling of disappointment with the movie. After two incredible successes in Winter Solider and Guardians of the Galaxy, the followup to what had been the biggest comic book movie ever at the time left everyone feeling pretty deflated.

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MCU Rewatch: Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s most Human Story

If this is your first time reading one of these, it’s the latest entry in a series where I go back and watch each movie in the Marvel Cinematic universe from the very beginning. Coming as a result of me realising that I’ve haven’t seen most of them a second time since the cinema. Check this link out of you want to see the archive so far.

This series came about because of my realisation that I hadn’t rewatched most of the MCU movies after the initial cinema experience, Guardians of the Galaxy is certainly not an example of that, being the movie that I’ve found myself watching over and over. For a long time, I said it was my favourite movie in the MCU, and upon revisiting it, I find it difficult to budge from that position.

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