Another American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics was released this year, the popular character of Ant-Man. The movie was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Motion Pictures. This is the twelfth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU.
The story started in 1989 when scientist Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering their attempt to replicate his shrinking technology. With this technology, a man can shrink to a size of an ant. Using this ability, the military will have a big advantage against enemies especially infiltrating enemy bases. However, Pym believes that the technology is dangerous and decided to hide it.
In the present day, Hope van Dyne, Pym’s daughter, and Darren Cross, Pym’s former protégé, forced him out of his company, the Pym Technologies. In addition, Cross is close in perfecting a shrinking suit of his own that he called Yellowjacket. To prevent this from happening, Pym searched for the perfect person that will be able to use his shrinking suit, which is Scott Lang. He was a thief that just got out of prison. When Lang visited his former wife, he was criticized because he can’t provide child support for their child. Thus, it resulted to Lang agreeing to join his old cellmate Luis and his crew to commit burglary. However, they only saw an old motorcycle suit and Lang decided to simply take it home. When he got home, he tried on the suit and accidentally shrinks himself to the size of an insect. Terrified by the experience, Lang decided to return the suit but got arrested on the way out. After Lang was detained in prison, he was visited by none other than Pym.
It turned out that Pym manipulated the burglary and a test to see if Lang is the best candidate to be the Ant-Man and help him steal the Yellowjacket from Cross. Another surprising event is Hope works with his father to stop cross. Before they were able to have Lang as the Ant-Man, they trained him first. In the unveiling ceremony at Pym Technologies’ headquarters, Lang tried to steal the Yellowjacket. However, it turned out that Cross knew Pym’s plan and was able to take them as a hostage together with his daughter. But Lang was able to break free of his cage and fought Cross’ agents. With the use of Yellowjacket, Cross fled the scene and went to Lang’s daughter and took her as a hostage. Lang and Cross fought with each other. In order to win against Cross, Lang overrides the regulator and shrink to subatomic size to penetrate Cross’ suit and sabotage it to shrink uncontrollably killing Cross.