Marvel’s Ant-Man hits Blu-ray 3D combo pack, Blu-ray and DVD Dec.8 and we have an early review for you, regarding the Blu-ray 3D combo pack. I wasn’t able to watch the 3D Blu-ray because I don’t have a 3D TV but I was able to watch the Blu-ray that came included with the 3D Blu-ray combo pack and I was pretty satisfied.
The story of Ant-Man was really interesting. There were about 4 to 5 stories told in under 2 hours. We follow Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as he tries to get his life back together after being in prison. As Lang tries to get his life and family back together, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) tries to get his company secrets back from his protege Darren Cross (Corey Stoll). Pym and Lang connect and try to help each other along the way. Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) also comes into the picture as Hank Pym’s daughter who also works along side the two in attempt to get her father’s secrets back and finds out about her own history as well. I know this sounds like a lot to take in but it’s very easy to follow. Though it’s tricky to pace this kind of film, it moves at a great pace.
I say a tricky pace because not only is this an action-packed heist film but it’s also a family-comedy film. The closest Marvel film that has almost the same kind of tone is Guardians of the Galaxy, which was a hit for a number of reasons. I really liked how Peyton Reed, Edgar Wright, Paul Rudd and Adam McKay all had their input in the film and it lead to being a unique film in the MCU. I was very surprised and impressed that Ant-Man could be made into this type of film.
As always, bonus features play big part in Marvel and Disney’s in-home releases. Included in the 3D Blu-ray combo pack are about three featurettes, deleted and extended scenes with audio commentary by Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd, a gag reel, a series of “news content” by WHIH, (a fictional news station in the Marvel world), an exclusive look at Marvel’s Phase Three, you can also watch the film with commentary by Reed and Rudd.
These features last for over 30 minutes, which isn’t bad. I really did enjoy all of the bonus features. They talked about the comics a bit, the way scenes were shot and just gave a lot of insight into the making of the film from just about every aspect of it. One thing I would have liked to see is a concept art gallery. To see the different designs of the Ant-Man suit and Yellowjacket suit would have been really cool but those were not included.
I really liked the packaging of Marvel’s Ant-Man. Normally Blu-rays are packaged with a blue colored case but this particular case was a black case. Marvel has released some different colored cases in the past in-home releases, so it’s cool that Marvel stuck with making their in-home releases pretty unique. It also comes in a foiled cardboard cover with a 3D feel, that protects the plastic case. The 3D Blu-ray combo pack comes with the 3D Blu-ray, the Blu-ray and a digital HD code.
Marvel’s Ant-Man was different from the rest of the Marvel films but was just as good and held on its own. The film has something for everyone. It’s fifty percent action and fifty percent comedy. It’s something for a whole family to enjoy together, which should be a great thing for comic fans that have a family of their own. It’s a nice way to introduce kids to the Marvel universe. The bonus features were great. I really did like all of what was included, though I wish there were a concept art gallery included as well but that’s just me wanting more. The packaging was cool and I appreciate even the slightest uniqueness of it.
I give Marvel’s Ant-Man 3D Blu-ray combo pack 9 fridges out of 10.