I believe comic-book movies -- and the overweening Comic-Con mentality that has consumed the Hollywood studios -- are strangling the movie industry, in part because these movies are so generic. Which may be why I enjoyed Ant-Man so much.
Everyone ultimately wants a Superman on their side. The INS even has a citizenship category for that -- Alien of Extraordinary Ability or the O visa. The question is, does America want to legalize the not-so-supermen and women?
Rarely have I spent so much effort defending a film I merely liked, but the seemingly willful misinterpretation of this film merits mention -- this is genuinely challenging movie-making and should be acknowledged as such.
Stymied by the difficult-to-explain narrative and reviews that couldn't see past the fishnets and colorful visuals, the film is another example of geek excitement not translating into mainstream interest.