I don’t have the guts or knowledge or care enough to put myself out there like Ryan and predict the top ten grossing films of 2015. But one thing I’ve steadfast to in the Gabbing Geek Bullpen has been that I thought Ant-Man would end Marvel’s blockbuster roll. And it turns out I was right. (What a different time we live in when an opening of 58 million dollars is considered a disappointment.) Besting only The Incredible Hulk‘s opening weekend (and finishing dead last if you adjust Incredible Hulk for inflation).
I just never thought Ant-Man on his own would be a draw. He was not one of the Marvel big hitters, and he never stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with a trailer like other B-Listers Guardians of the Galaxy.
But does any of that mean it was any good? If you are not tired of reading Ant-Man reviews from Ryan, Watson, Jenny and Tom, I share my thoughts after the break. Be warned, there will be spoilers.
By now, you may have seen how both Ryan and Watson weighed in on spoiler-free reviews for Ant-Man. Well, they aren’t the only folks who work here, and they aren’t the only folks who have seen it. Tom lives in another state. Jenny wasn’t invited on their playdate to see the movie, possibly due to Ryan and Watson’s longstanding membership in the He-Man Woman Haterz Club.
However, this is Gabbing Geek, and not the All Ant-Man Report, so Tom and Jenny are sharing their thoughts on the movie in a single post. See it behind the cut. May be SPOILERS. You’ve been warned.