The hippest bet in Vegas is which will stop first, Stan Lee cameos or Rolling Stones tours?
Once again Marvel/Disney has put out a popcorn thriller that leaves a smile on your face and a cheer in your heart.
Without giving up any spoilers, here’s my review of the coolest movie of the summer that is just plain fun and a movie that deals with a segment of the population that rarely gets explored beyond statistics.
For the acting, none of the characters are over the top, just down-to-earth and not too grandiose in nature. No one is out to rule the world or stop world domination.
Veteran actor Michael Douglas puts in a splendid ‘good doctor’ turn that is solid and not overdone. He looks good for his age. Paul Rudd does a fine job of being the smart but slightly hapless hero who feels genuine when caught in a situation all too familiar to many nowadays. Michael Pena in his comedy relief seems to have come in with the cast’s food truck in being a real person also on the bottom of life. In fact, even the villain is grounded for opting to sell out for money, a common theme so real today in government everywhere. The villain stays grounded even when he and Douglas finally have their one-on-one face time as to ‘why?’ The rest of the supporting actor portrayals are just as believable with basic, normal, not comic book, agendas and emotions.
Of course, all this is loosely based on a comic book so the action is larger than life, or smaller than life pictorially in this case. Once again Marvel, and in this case, the ‘b’ team, has really flushed out a rather thin back story as I recall it and spun a feel good, with just enough action, believable hit movie to enjoy this summer with your peeps, be they tiny or adult-sized. And remember, a true Marvel Cinematic Universe fan stays till the end of the credit roll, cause it’s always worth it.
See, no spoilers. Told ya.