Thursday February 20, 2020

Marvel’s latest effort tries its hand at comedy

Cinema: Ant-Man. Directed by Peyton Reed. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: ***. The Salt of the Earth. Directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Rubeiro Salgado. Selected, cert 12A. Rating: ****. The Gallows (nationwide, cert 15A). Unseasonal found-footage ab

22nd July, 2015
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Marvel’s timing is impeccable: just when we were getting sick of superhero epics, they give us a clever and funny superhero comedy

Having destroyed the world umpteen times in the past decade, Marvel Studios thinks small for the latest addition to its endless pantheon of superheroes with Ant-Man. It’s the billion-dollar franchise maker’s first outright comedy, and its riskiest venture yet.

Just at the point where audiences have grown tired of apocalyptic overkill with the likes of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel has recruited comic actor Paul Rudd and director Peyton Reed to...

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