Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, T.I., Hayley Atwell, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Martin Donovan, Dax Griffin
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
MCU superhero action adventure directed by Peyton Reed. The story follows scientist Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), who discovered the Ant-Man technology, after being forced out of his company by his protégé Darren Cross (Corey Stoll), Pym recruits con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and trains him as Ant-Man with the help of his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) to protect the secret behind the Ant-Man technology and to pull off a heist to steal Cross’ deadly suit known as Yellowjacket which Cross is using as a weapon for evil.
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Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 163)
[1989 – Hank Pym enters a SHIELD facility]
Dr. Hank Pym: Stark.
Mitchell Carson: He doesn’t seem happy.
Howard Stark: Hello, Hank. You’re supposed to be in Moscow.
Dr. Hank Pym: I took a detour through your defense lab.
[he places a vial containing a serum on the table]
Peggy Carter: Tell me that isn’t what I think it is.
Dr. Hank Pym: It depends if you think it’s a poor attempt to replicate my work. Even for this group, that takes nerve.
Mitchell Carson: You were instructed to go to Russia. May I remind you, Dr. Pym, that you’re a soldier…
Dr. Hank Pym: I’m a scientist.
Howard Stark: Then act like one. The Pym Particle is the most revolutionary science ever developed, help us put it to good use.
Dr. Hank Pym: First you turn me into your errand boy and now you try to steal my research?
Mitchell Carson: If only you’d protected Janet with such ferocity, Dr. Pym.
Dr. Hank Pym: Ah.
[suddenly Pym slams down Carson’s face on the table in anger, Peggy pulls him away]
Peggy Carter: Easy, Hank.
Dr. Hank Pym: You mention my wife again and I’ll show you ferocity.
[Carson looks at Stark as he wipes blood from his nose]
Howard Stark: Don’t look at me, you said it.
Dr. Hank Pym: I formally tender my resignation.
Howard Stark: We don’t accept it. Formally. Hank, we need you. The Pym Particle is a miracle. Please, don’t let your past determine the future.
Dr. Hank Pym: As long as I am alive, nobody will ever get that formula.
[Pym turns and leaves]
Mitchell Carson: We shouldn’t let him leave the building.
Peggy Carter: You’ve already lied to him, now you want to go to war with him?
Mitchell Carson: Yes! Our scientists haven’t come close to replicating his work.
Howard Stark: He just kicked your ass full size. You really want to find out what it’s like when you can’t see him coming? I’ve known Hank Pym for a long time, he’s no security risk. Unless we make him one.
[Present Day – Scott Lang is in prison getting punched in the face by another prisoner, Peachy]
Peachy: You like that? You like that? Come get you some then!
[the other prisoners are gathered around them cheering them along, Scott tries to hit Peachy in the stomach but he doesn’t flinch]
Scott Lang: You didn’t even move.
Scott Lang: I mean, what if I come in on the left side, right? Just out here and see this here…
[suddenly Scott punches Peachy in the face]
Peachy: I’m going to miss you, Scott.
Scott Lang: I’m going to miss you too, Peachy.
[they shake hands]
Scott Lang: Man, you guys got the weirdest goodbye rituals.
[Scott says goodbye to the other inmates]
[Scott is escorted out of the prison and is met by his friend Luis]
Luis: Scotty! What’s up, man! Damn!
Scott Lang: Hey! Hey, man.
[they embrace each other]
Luis: Hey, what’s up with your eye?
Scott Lang: Oh, well, what do you think. Peachy. His going away present.
Luis: Oh, yeah, I still got my scar from a year ago.
Scott Lang: Oh yeah.
Luis: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. You know what? I’m still the only one to knock him out.
Scott Lang: Well, I definitely didn’t.
[they get into Luis’s van and drive off]
[as Luis drives him home]
Scott Lang: Thanks for picking me up, brother.
Luis: Oh, you know, you think I’m going to miss my cellie getting out?
Scott Lang: Hey, how’s your girl, man?
Luis: Uh, she left me.
Scott Lang: Oh.
Luis: Yeah, my mom died too. And my dad got deported. But I got the van!
Scott Lang: It’s nice!
Luis: Yeah, right?
Scott Lang: Thanks for the hook-up too. I needed a place to stay.
Luis: You wait ’til you see this couch, you’re going to be really happy. You’re going to be on your feet in no time, watch.
Scott Lang: I hope so.
Luis: Yeah. And I got to introduce you to some people, some really skilled people.
Scott Lang: Not interested.
Luis: Yeah right!
Scott Lang: No, I’m serious, man. I’m not going back. I got a daughter to take care of.
Luis: You know that jobs don’t come easy for ex-cons, right?
Scott Lang: Look man, I got a masters in electrical engineering, alright? I’m going to be fine.
[we see Scott working at Baskin Robbins]
Scott Lang: Welcome to Baskin Robbins. Would you like to try our Mango Fruit Blast?
Ice Cream Store Customer: Uh, no thanks. Um, I will have, I’ll have a burger, please.
Scott Lang: Oh, we don’t, we don’t make that.
Ice Cream Store Customer: Pretzel. Hot pretzel, like, mustard, in mustard dip?
Scott Lang: It’s ice cream. Baskin Robbins.
Ice Cream Store Customer: I’ll just do with whatever’s hot and fresh.
Scott Lang: Dude.
[Scott’s boss, Dale interrupts him serving the idiot customer]
Dale: Can I see you in the back, chief? Pronto.
Scott Lang: Sure thing, Dale. Darby, could you just, uh…
[points to the customer]
Scott Lang: …take care of this idiot? Thanks.
[Scott enters Dale’s office]
Scott Lang: Hiya, Dale.
Dale: Come on in. Pull up some chair.
[Scott sits down]
Dale: Three years in San Quentin, huh?
Scott Lang: You found out.
Dale: Baskin Robbins always finds out.
Scott Lang: Look, I’m sorry, alright, but I, no one would hire me.
Dale: Breaking and entering. Grand larceny.
Scott Lang: Look, I’m, I’m sorry, I, you know, it was, I don’t do it anymore. I’m just trying…
Dale: Respect. I couldn’t be happier about it.
Scott Lang: Really?
Dale: Yeah, yeah.
Scott Lang: Oh, thank you, thank you.
Dale: You really stuck it to those billionaire S.O.Bs. And the more I read about what you did and stuff, I’m like, “Wow, I know this guy? I’m in charge of this guy?” Yeesh!
Scott Lang: Well, I’m very happy in this job, and I’m, I really just appreciate the opportunities and…
Dale: Yeah, yeah. Well, you’re fired of course. I mean, I can’t really keep you on.
Scott Lang: Wait, what? Fired?
Scott Lang: Dale, look, it wasn’t a violent crime, I mean, I’m a good worker.
Dale: No, it wasn’t a violent crime. It was a cool crime. I’ll tell you what, though, this’d be totally off the books, off the records, but, uh, if you want to grab one of those Mango Fruit Blasts on your way out the door, I’ll just pretend I didn’t see it.
[after getting fired from Baskin Robbins Scott returns to the Luis’s apartment]
Luis: Hey, Scotty, what’s up? I thought you were supposed to be at work?
Scott Lang: I was, I got fired.
Luis: Damn! They find out who you are?
Scott Lang: Yep.
Luis: Baskin Robbins always finds out, bro.
Dave: Baskin Robbins don’t play.
Luis: You want some waffles?
Scott Lang: Yeah, I’ll take a waffle.
Luis: Oh. That’s Kurt. He was in Folsom for five years, he’s a wizard on that laptop.
Kurt: Nice to meet you.
Scott Lang: Yeah, nice to meet you too.
Scott Lang: And who are you?
Dave: Dave. Nice work on the Vista job.
Kurt: Vista job? Yes. No, no, I have heard of this robbery.
Scott Lang: Well, technically, I didn’t rob them. Robbery involves threat. I hate violence, I burgled them. I’m a cat burglar.
Dave: You mean you’re a pussy?
Scott Lang: Yeah.
Luis: They were overcharging the customers, right? And it added up to millions. He blows the whistle and he gets fired. And what does he do? He hacks into the security system, and transfers millions back to the people that they stole it from.
Dave: Posts all the bank records online.
Luis: And he drove dude’s Bentley into a swimming pool.
Scott Lang: What are you doing? Hmm? Why are you telling my life’s story to these guys? What do you want?
Luis: Okay. My cousin talked to this guy two weeks ago about this little, perfect job.
Scott Lang: No way.
Luis: No, no, no. Wait! This guy, this guy fits your M.O.
Scott Lang: No! I’m finished man. I’m not going back to jail.
Luis: It’s some retired millionaire living off his golden parachute, It’s a perfect Scott Lang mark.
Scott Lang: I don’t care. I’m out.
[Pym drives up to Pym Technologies]
Pym Tech Gate Guard: Dr. Pym?
Dr. Hank Pym: Yes. I’m still alive.
[the guard smiles and lets Pym drive through the gate, Pym then enters the building]
Pym Tech Security Guard: I.D.
[referring to the massive painting of Pym in his younger days hanging behind the guard]
Dr. Hank Pym: Perhaps that will suffice.
Pym Tech Security Guard: I’m very sorry, sir. Please come in.
Pym Tech Employee: Is that Hank Pym?
Hope van Dyne: Good morning, Hank.
Dr. Hank Pym: Hope. Would it kill you to call me dad?
Hope van Dyne: Well, Dr. Cross will be so please that you could find the time to join us today.
Darren Cross: More like, thrilled.
[Cross walks over to Pym and shakes his hand]
Dr. Hank Pym: I was surprised to receive any kind of invitation from you, Darren. What’s the occasion?
Darren Cross: Oh, you’ll see. Won’t he, Hope?
[Hope gives Pym a cold look]
Hope van Dyne: We’re ready for you inside.
[Hope walks away]
Darren Cross: Ouch.
[referring to Hope]
Darren Cross: I guess some old wounds never heal, huh? Don’t worry, she’s in good hands. You’re in for a treat.
[Carson comes over to Pym as they are about to enter the lab]
Mitchell Carson: Long time no see, Dr. Pym. How’s retirement?
[they shake hands]
Dr. Hank Pym: How’s your face?
[Carson enters the lab]
Hope van Dyne: After you.
[Pym enters the lab]
Darren Cross: Now before we start I’d like to introduce a very special guest, this company’s founder and my mentor, Dr. Hank Pym.
[everyone in the lab claps, at the same time Pym notices the miniature building of Pym Technologies has now got the logo Cross Technologies on it]
Darren Cross: When I took over this company for Dr. Pym, I immediately started researching a particle that could change the distance between atoms while increasing density and strength. Why this revolutionary idea remained buried beneath the dust and cobwebs of Hank’s research, I couldn’t tell you. But just imagine. A soldier the size of an insect. The ultimate secret weapon.
[he shows everyone footage reel of soldiers getting killed but with a tiny costumed figure also every footage]
Darren Cross: An “Ant-Man”.
[pointing to Pym]
Darren Cross: That’s what they called you. Right, Hank?
Darren Cross: Silly, I know. Propaganda. Tales to astonish. Trumped up B.S. to scare the U.S.S.R. Hank, will you tell our guests what you told me every single time I asked you, was the Ant-Man real?
Dr. Hank Pym: Just a tall tale.
Darren Cross: Right. Because how could anything so miraculous possibly be real?
[Cross leads everyone into another room]
Darren Cross: Well I was inspired by the legend of the Ant-Man. And with my breakthrough, shrinking inorganic material, I thought, could it be possible to shrink a person? Could that be done? Well, it’s not a legend anymore. Distinguished guests, I am proud to present the end of warfare as we know it: the Yellowjacket.
[he shows them a yellow insect sized suit]
Darren Cross: The Yellowjacket is an all-purpose weapon of war capable of altering the size of the wearer for the ultimate combat advantage.
[he puts on a video]
Video Voice Over: We live in an era in which the weapons we use to protect ourselves are undermined by constant surveillance. It’s time to return to a simpler age. One where the powers of freedom can once again operate openly to protect their interests. An all-purpose peace-keeping vessel. The Yellowjacket can manage any conflict on the Geo-political landscape, completely unseen. Efficient in both preventative measures and tactical assault. Practical applications include: surveillance, industrial sabotage, and the elimination of obstructions on the road to peace. A single Yellowjacket offers the user unlimited influence to carry out protective actions and one day soon, an army of Yellowjackets will create a sustainable environment of well-being around the world. The Yellowjacket.
Frank: So it’s a suit.
Darren Cross: Don’t be crude, Frank. It’s not a suit, it’s a, it’s a vessel. What’s a matter, you’re not impressed?
Frank: Oh, I’m impressed. I’m also concerned. Imagine what our enemies could do with this tech.
Darren Cross: We should have a longer conversation about that, Frank. I really value your opinion. Thank you for coming. Hope?
Hope van Dyne: Thank you very much, everybody. I will escort you out now. Thank you.
[as everyone leaves the room Pym walks over to Cross]
Darren Cross: You seem a bit shocked.
Dr. Hank Pym: Darren, there’s a reason that I buried these secrets.
Darren Cross: So you finally admit it. We could’ve done this together, Hank. But you ruined that. That’s why you’re the past and I’m the future.
Dr. Hank Pym: Don’t do this.
Mitchell Carson: Dr. Cross.
[Cross goes over to Carson]
Mitchell Carson: You sell to me first, twenty percent of your asking price, I can have the cash here in two weeks.
Darren Cross: Deal.
[after everyone leaves Cross’s presentation Hope goes over to Pym]
Hope van Dyne: We have to make our move, Hank.
Dr. Hank Pym: How close is he?
Hope van Dyne: He still can’t shrink a live subject. Just give me the suit and let me finish this once and for all.
Dr. Hank Pym: No.
Hope van Dyne: I have Cross’s complete trust.
Dr. Hank Pym: It’s too dangerous.
Hope van Dyne: We don’t have a choice.
Dr. Hank Pym: Well, that’s not entirely true.
Hope van Dyne: I think I found a guy.
Dr. Hank Pym: Who?
[Scott shows up at his daughter’s birthday party]
Cassie Lang: Daddy!
[she rushes towards Scott, he catches Cassie in his arms and embraces her]
Scott Lang: Peanut! Oh! Happy birthday! I’m so sorry I’m late, I didn’t know what time your party started.
Cassie Lang: It was on the invitation!
[Scott’s ex-wife’s fiancé Paxton interrupts them]
Paxton: He didn’t get an invitation! But he came anyway.
Scott Lang: Well, I’m not going to miss my little girl’s birthday party.
Cassie Lang: I’m going to go tell mommy you’re here.
Scott Lang: Oh, you don’t…
[Cassie turns and runs off]
Paxton: What are you doing here, Lang? You haven’t paid a dime in child support. You know, right now if I wanted to, I could arrest you.
Scott Lang: It’s good to see you too, Paxton.
[Cassie comes back]
Cassie Lang: Mommy’s so happy you’re here, she choked on her drink.
Scott Lang: Hey, look what I have for you.
[he hands her the small bag he’d brought]
Cassie Lang: Can I open it now?
Paxton: Of course sweetheart, it’s your birthday.
[she takes out an ugly looking rabbit which talks]
Hideous Rabbit: You’re my bestest friend!
[referring to the toy rabbit]
Paxton: What is that thing?
Cassie Lang: He’s so ugly! I love him! Can I go show my friends?
Paxton: Yeah, of course sweetheart, go ahead.
[Cassie runs off with the ugly rabbit to show her friends]
Hideous Rabbit: You’re my bestest friend!
Scott Lang: Look, the child support is coming. Alright? It’s just hard finding a job when you have a record.
Paxton: I’m sure you’ll figure it out, but for now I want you out of my house.
Scott Lang: No, wait, it’s my daughter’s birthday!
Paxton: It’s my house!
Scott Lang: So what, it’s my kid!
[Maggie walks over to them]
Maggie Lang: Scott! You can’t just show up here, you know that. Come on.
Scott Lang: It’s her birthday party.
Maggie Lang: Yeah, I know, but you can’t just show up.
Scott Lang: She’s my daughter.
Paxton: You don’t know the first thing about being a father.
Scott Lang: Maggie, I tell you this as a friend, and as the first love of my life, your fiancé is an ass-hat.
Maggie Lang: He’s not an ass-hat.
Paxton: Hey, watch your language. Okay?
Scott Lang: Oh, what language. I said hat.
Total Quotes: 163