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Aug 13, 2015

Marvel's Ant-Man and True Story reviews by BRIAN VINER

Ant-Man is a comic caper about an insect-sized action man. What a shame it's not as funny as it thinks it is

Ant-Man is a comic caper about an insect-sized action man. What a shame it's not as funny as it thinks it is


Tiny human beings, whether shrunken or just born that way, have inspired story-tellers for centuries, and doubtless will for centuries to come.

Tom Thumb dates from 1621, and it’s not such a leap from him being swallowed by a cow to Paul Rudd, playing the titular superhero in Ant-Man, running from a tsunami in the form of water splashing into a bath.

Rudd is Scott Lang, a cat-burglar who finds high-tech ways of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor (another concept that’s been knocking around for a few centuries).

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