On Thursday night, Marvel held its first press screening of Ant-Man. The studio felt so confident in their product that they told those in attendance that they were allowed to tweet their initial reactions.
The general consensus so far is that Ant-Man is good but not great. Critics praised the film's sense of fun and overall humor. Ocean's Eleven seems to be the film most people are comparing it to, but that's mainly because Ant-Man is a heist film. Michael Pena is garnering the most attention for delivering a standout comedic performance.
Ant-Man is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reference Spider-Man!
Oh, and make sure you stick around for the credits! Ant-Man has both mid and post-credits scenes. So far, nobody has divulged any real details, but the responses to them have been enthusiastic.
Check out a batch of reactions below.
Guys, don't worry. #AntMan is good. Like, goooooood. Also, it's the weirdest Marvel movie yet. Weirder than "Guardians of the Galaxy" even.— John Boone (@jtyboone) June 26, 2015
It's charming, hilarious, great action, it's got a tight and engaging story. A great heist film...#AntMan— Roth Cornet (@RothCornet) June 26, 2015
ANT-MAN is a TON of fun! It's Marvel's version of Ocean's 11. Great cast, slick score and two wonderful post-credits scenes #StayTillTheEnd— Brian Gallagher (@GallagherMW) June 26, 2015
You don't need to have seen all the Marvel movies or read the comics for Ant-Man to be amazing! Perfect for hooking a new Marvel fan!— Lauren (@MidgetMomma1200) June 26, 2015
Two Ant-Man credits scenes, each better than the last.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 26, 2015
Ant-Man is more methodical than most Marvel movies but it’s hilarious & a totally great ride. So many fun MCU links too. Another winner.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 26, 2015
A woman who watched Ant Man behind me made no noise during the whole screening, but almost exploded when the post-credit scene came on.— Todd Gilchrist (@mtgilchrist) June 26, 2015
Oh, Ant Man is pretty good.— Todd Gilchrist (@mtgilchrist) June 26, 2015
ANT-MAN is good. Not a disaster like some expected but also not a homerun. Has a *must see* after the end credits scene.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 26, 2015
It takes ANT-MAN a moment to get cranked up, but once it does, it’s sensational. My favorite third-act of any Marvel movie.— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks) June 26, 2015
Sadly ‘Ant-Man’ falls flat in almost every way. Doesn’t seem like it’s sure of what it wants to be. Not so much bad as it is blah.— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) June 26, 2015
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel's Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, 2015.