Friday, July 06, 2018

Gi-Ant-Man

Ant-Man And The Wasp opens today.  If you've seen the trailer, you'll know Ant-Man spends a certain amount of time in the movie as a giant.

This is not exactly a surprise.  He pulled this stunt in Captain American: Civil War.  But that doesn't mean I have to like it.  There are already other superheroes whose specialty is supersizing.

Ant-Man, on the other hand, is famous for shrinking to the size of an ant.  It may not be much of a superpower, but at least it's his.  I don't care if screenwriters think it's limiting. Having him become gigantic goes against what he stands for.

Though it does raise a question.  When he shrinks, he still has the strength of a man.  So, to be consistent, it seems to me when he gets huge, he should also continue to have the strength of just one man.  Now that would be fun.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Denver Guy said...

I have to take the Ant-Man series with a grain of salt, because it violates its own internal logic all over the place. They definitely stressed that the mass of the items shrunk by the Pym particle remains the same (just the spaces between molecules and atoms is reduced. Fine. Then that shrunken tank Pym carried on his key chain weighed as much as a tank (unless it was a toy tank that he later blew up to escape a building by crashing through a wall).

Now we have the Wasp. If she weighs the same as she does normal size, how in hell can those tiny wings allow her to fly? They should have gone the other way - have the shrinkage accompanied by reduction in mass. This would also allow for shrinkage to sub atomic levels - because obviously, if you aren't shrinking the actual atoms and molecules, you can't shrink to subatomic level.

Hrmphh

11:55 AM, July 06, 2018  
Anonymous Denver Guy said...

PS: LAGuy, you should give Legion another chance. As it wrapped up Season 2, it featured some great video/music sequences. Check out "Legion Farouk battle" on YouTube, which uses The Who's "Behind Blues Eyes," the words to which fit the story to date so completely, I think they must have intended this scene from the very beginning.

12:03 PM, July 06, 2018  
Blogger New England Guy said...

When are Super Hero movies going to peter out? I believe the shark has been jumped but as LAG would tell that tends to be something you can only evaluate retropectively

6:36 AM, July 07, 2018  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evaluate only restrospectively

12:59 PM, July 07, 2018  

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