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'Ant-Man' - Traintop Showdown

The superpowers of the Ant-Man suit provided director Peyton Reed with plenty of opportunities to craft some visually spectacular set pieces, but the coup de gras is actually a holdover from when Edgar Wright was attached to helm. The genius of the climactic battle between Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Corey Stoll’s Yellowjacket atop a Thomas the Train Engine isn’t simply that it’s taking place on a toy, but that at the moment of the big derailment, Reed snaps back into real-size view as we watch the toy fall apart in anticlimactic fashion. It’s a tremendous punchline, but the buildup is solid as well, with visually dynamic fisticuffs all playing out within a child’s bedroom.

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