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The Ten Most Kid-Friendly Marvel Movies

Marvel has become a wonderful franchise that people of all ages can enjoy. Some Marvel films are catered to an older audience while others may appeal to younger fans. But which of these movies are the most kid-friendly of the bunch? That’s what I’m here to share with you. Enjoy! (And I’m not ranking these movies by the way.)

Ant-Man

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As someone who’s a little older Ant-Man can be a little cheesy at times but younger children will have a blast watching this film. There isn’t a lot of profanity, the violence is contained and not that graphic, and it’s a fun film filled with a lot of humor. Children will quickly fall in love with Ant-Man after seeing this movie.

 Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Like Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun movie that caters heavily toward children. It isn’t dark and gloomy like some of the other Marvel films and it isn’t filled with a whole bunch of profanity. It’s simply a fun movie that’ll have your kids bouncing in their seat with joy.

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Ant-Man or the Wasp: Who’s Your Favorite?

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the latest superhero movie to arrive in theaters and with Marvel releasing a new tag team duo with Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp what is there not to love? But which of the two heroes may be your favorite? Well, that’s what I’m here to ask you all on this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy.

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Ant-Man is awesome because he’s a regular dude who just so happened to become Ant-Man and it’s truly what makes him so lovable. He’s all of us and so when he does things like becomes Giant-Man or helps save the world he doesn’t handle it in a way that maybe Captain America would. He’s just as shocked at his abilities as we are and that’s why he’s such a fantastic hero.

We have seen his ups and downs (literally) but he has managed to prevail over every obstacle because he is a hero worthy of being an Avenger. And he’s hilarious too. I’m a definite Ant-Man fan. 🙂

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Cassie Lang Is Undoubtedly Going To Be One of Marvel’s Next Superheroes

Ant-Man and the Wasp was a very contained film as it refused to set up sequels, prequels and introduce new or already developed superheroes into the movie. But one thing the writers didn’t mind hinting heavily at was the idea that little Cassie Lang, Scott Lang’s (Ant-Man) daughter, would eventually don a suit of her own one day and possibly stand alongside her father as a crime-fighting superhero.

Minor Spoilers Ahead!

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When we first are reacquainted with Scott Lang he isn’t out thwarting bad guy plots and saving the day as Ant-Man but is rather playing with his daughter, Cassie throughout his humble abode. They pretend to be robbers on a top-secret mission to retrieve a special cup and it’s a sweet scene that clearly seems to be setting up more with the potential superhero dad/daughter dynamic.

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This is all the more apparent when later on in the movie she presents to Scott that she wants to be his partner and help him fight bad guys. He, of course, tells her that she can’t but her determination to be a hero like her daddy isn’t a coincidence in the slightest. Marvel presents all sorts of hidden references to the future of their movies in their various films (think about the Stephen Strange reference in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) but this was about as blatant as Hope van Dyne being set up to become a hero herself towards the end of Ant-Man.

And what makes this theory even more valid are certain theories surrounding Avengers 4. Theorists believe there will be a considerable time jump between Infinity War to Avengers 4 thanks to some leaked behind-the-scenes photos and it’s been rumored that we’ll get our first look at a teenage Cassie in this next Avengers movie.

In the comics she was a superhero who went by the name of Stature and with the theory that the Young Avengers (this is a group of young superheroes who ended up creating their own Avengers team) are slowly starting to come to fruition the idea of Stature debuting in Avengers 4 seems all the more plausible.

Wouldn’t that be awesome? I think I would lose it (in a good way) if I saw Ant-Man and his daughter taking on Thanos together but rather it happens in Avengers 4 or a later film I think it’s destined that Scott and Cassie will be a father/daughter superhero duo we’ll all love immensely.

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My Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Marvel hasn’t had the best luck with sequels over the years. Iron Man 2 was largely considered worse than its hailed predecessor, Iron ManThor: The Dark World, the sequel to Thor, is so bad I’m still trying to figure out why it was even called Thor: The Dark World. And Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was a far cry less enjoyable than the critically acclaimed Guardians of the Galaxy. So, would Ant-Man and the Wasp suffer the same fate? I’m glad to announce that it didn’t.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp is a small-story type of movie. You don’t have to worry about surprise Avengers cameos dropping in to make the movie exciting or complex situations that turn the film into a whirlwind of material. Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place in one city, in three days, and with four main characters, Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, Hank Pym, and the constant thorn in their side, Ghost. Simple as that.

It’s always a breath of fresh air to see creators of movies decide that less is more. When writers try to over complicate things and make a sequel that’s bouncing all over the place seven times out of ten that movie’s going to end up becoming a confusing hodgepodge of material. Ant-Man and the Wasp does not suffer from that in the slightest.

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I’m Experiencing Some Massive Excitement for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to officially burst into theaters tomorrow and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m kind of super excited to see this movie. I went to see Ant-Man back in 2015, long story short I didn’t like it, but as the months have gone by and the ruckus surrounding Avengers: Infinity War has slowly faded away my intrigue of the next installment in this eensy-weensy sized superhero series has risen exponentially. Who’s the driving force behind that growing excitement? Wasp, the first female superhero to have her name in the title of a Marvel film. Um, yeah, that’s awesome.

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Hope van Dyne made her debut in Ant-Man and I immediately loved her just as much as I loved Scott Lang’s hilariousness. She wasn’t the typical love interest that most of the Marvel films depicted but rather she acted as Ant-Man’s mentor, gloriously teaching him in very painful fashions how to handle himself in a fight. Eventually romantic feelings began to blossom between the destined superhero duo but it never felt forced or unnecessary and it didn’t diminish her character in the slightest. Now we’re finally getting to see her in action as Wasp and I couldn’t be more excited.

It’s also awesome to see women take charge and kicking booty and it appears that she will be providing that in abundance throughout the movie.

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Gets A New Trailer and Poster

If you liked the fun aspect of Ant-Man then its sequel will undoubtedly blow you away. This official trailer is promising more fun moments, some hilarious looking action, and some comedic character interactions between the characters we’ve grown used to since the last Ant-Man film. Here’s the trailer.

While there were some interesting tidbits of this trailer I have to admit, I’m not a fan of Ant-Man’s movies. Ant-Man felt way too silly for me and even though I’ve seen it three times now it’s definitely in the lower half ranking of the Marvel films made so far. Now, this trailer definitely proves that this movie will undoubtedly be more enjoyable than its predecessor but I’m kind of on the fence with this one. I mean, a giant ant playing a drum! Now that’s ridiculous. But I like the new villain, I like seeing Wasp in action (if she joins the team in Avengers 4 she’ll be a GREAT asset,) and it’s always fun seeing Scott Lang again but I’m just not an Ant-Man fan. But for those of you who are you’re in for an undeniable treat.

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Now I have to say, this poster is pretty awesome. The red for Ant-Man and the yellow for Wasp is perfectly synchronized in this poster and I love seeing all of the new and old characters. If the movie ends up being as amazing as this poster I think Ant-Man and the Wasp could end up becoming VERY enjoyable.

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A Trailer Debuts for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ But Does It Live Up To the Hype?

Black Panther is coming out in a little over two weeks and the marketing moguls behind Marvel Studios took that as the perfect time to release the official trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp yesterday. I, of course, watched it excited to see what the Ant-Man sequel would bring to the table and I definitely found out. Here it is.

 

Okay, this is what I like and dislike about this trailer.

Dislike (The Music)

The last four teasers for Marvel movies (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War!) have had some incredible, exciting music that have set the tone for the movies in very positive ways. Avengers: Infinity War has my favorite Marvel trailer partly because of the epic music and Thor: Ragnarok instantly sold me due to its Guardians of the Galaxy take with the retro music and vibrant settings. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel trailer I’ve seen in a long while that actually dissuaded me because of the music.

I’ve seen many trailers like this and every movie with a trailer with this sort of format and music usually doesn’t end up good. I’m sorry to say it, but Ant-Man and the Wasp looks like it’s going to be yet another annoying Ant-Man movie.

Like (The Serious Tones)

The main problem I had with Ant-Man was its humorous and almost childish storytelling and scenarios. While I did like Ant-Man, Hope van Dyne, and her father the goofy co-stars and lackluster villain were a major blot to the movie. At least this time around it seems like the overly humorous aspect of the film will be dropped down a notch because the situation is much more dire. Ant-Man and his friends are on the run from the FBI because they’re literally criminals due to teaming up with the fugitive, Captain America. That obviously means there won’t be annoying sidekicks to just simply ruin the film. Yes!

The question is, can a more serious Ant-Man and the Wasp still be enjoyable or is Ant-Man’s movies going to remain as my least favorite films of the Marvel franchise (tied with the first two Thor movies?)

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