I avoided this thread since last week and y'all niggas talkin bout DC and posting Ultron gifs. Lol
This movie took a lot of cues from the Iron Man franchise, though I don't mind considering Pym and Stark have a lot in common. Irony necessarily love it, but I like it. I'll have to see how it holds up over time because I loved The Dark World first time I saw it, now I watch it with a straight face all the way through. I like Ant-Man better than Guardians of the Galaxy a million times over. As a stand-alone film, I rank it as 5th behind both Cap film and the first to Iron Mans. It's actually tied with The Incredible Hulk for me.
I agree with everyone that the villain was underused. He had potential to be dope but he was almost a distraction and an excuse for Ant-Man to be Ant-Man.
Didn't think they'd actually show Pym's wife as Wasp. It looked great and I can't wait to see the next Wasp. I had to wonder though, why not put wings on the Ant Man suit? It could've saved Antony's life. Speaking of, you should've known Antony was going to get killed the moment Scott gave him a name. The wing falling dramatically to the ground was hilarious.
The comedy was 50/50. Some parts I laughed out loud and other parts I felt were too forced. Penas stories were funny, the unintentional size changes were funny, the Dairy Queen scene was funny as hell, and Paul Rudd in general has good charisma.
Things I didn't care for: some parts dragged a little long, Falcon taking a dive, the 3 amigos forced comedy, the vague SHIELD and HYDRA references (seriously, do they exist still or not gotdammit), and the ants looked metal 90% of the time.
I thought I wouldn't like the little girl but the common theme of fathers was a nice touch.