So I Saw ‘Ant-Man’


Last night I did something I haven’t done in all my years of geekery…I joined a large group of other nerds, geeks, and non-mainstreamish types to view a movie for us in the theater. I’ve done mass viewings of geek media in other people’s homes, but I’d never owned my geek pride publicly outside of a convention. It was both overwhelming and cool, but since I might not have seen Ant-Man in theaters without the push I’m glad that the Austin Geeks and Gamers meet up had the event!

I was actually felt a little out-geeked when I first met up with the group before the movie. Many people were chatting about comic book topics I knew nothing about and other geek things I’d heard of but had no opinions on. I felt very, very mundane since I had no thoughts to share. However, I did manage to connect with a couple of other women who were definitely geeks but related to comic book movies more like I did (plus one of them was just really vivacious and happy to share lots of thoughts about anything and everything).

Hanging out at Baby A’s afterwards was a lot more fun because we could share thoughts on the movie itself, and my end of the table moved to all sorts of fandom topics from Farscape to Stargate SG-1) to the horror of the Star Wars Christmas Special to Game of Thrones. It probably helped that we’d been stuck in a theater with each other for about 2 1/2 hours as well, so we’d decided that no one would actually bite unless asked very, very nicely! I was exhausted when I got home, but it’s good that I forced myself out to be social even if I looked more weird Goth than geek in my BPAL babydoll, shorts, black and white striped tights, and Mary Jane style flats.

But what did I think of the movie? To be honest Ant-Man will not stand out as one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, but it’s fun enough to be worth seeing on the big screen. I saw it in 3D, but I think that’s definitely optional. Nothing is so amazing that I would have missed seeing it on 2D. If you have a problem with ants this is NOT the movie for you…there’s a lot of stuff with tiny Ant-Man and his insectoid friends. The first hour felt really, really slow, but when it picked up I stayed focused and didn’t feel like I needed to check the time. I agree with my other viewers that it’s a solid B or B+ movie; it won’t stick with you long, but it’s a decent addition to the MCU. Hopefully, later installments with Ant-Man will keep up the momentum of the second half of the film.


About jlscaife

30 something year old animal rescuer, aspiring writer, and all around geek
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