Antman

I went with a friend to see the premiere of Antman, well one of the premiere’s anyway.  Going into the film I had no expectations, really as I knew absolutely nothing about the history of the character but that’s just what happens when you aren’t a comic book connoisseur.

With the foundation being laid down for this review, or whatever you want to refer to it as, I guess I can start actually telling you what I thought about this film.  

Can I just start this out by saying I really enjoyed it?  As a fan of Marvel, and all it’s recent work it’s put out (Avengers, Avengers 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc) I loved all the Marvel references, which you do know is building up to a big Marvel Civil War film, right?    The thing about this film is that it’s definitely taken a notch down from Marvel’s last epic storyline in Age of Ultron, and because they managed to execute this one so well is one of the reasons I’m impressed.

 I enjoyed the characters, as I felt everyone was portrayed in a believable manner that actually had me invested in the characters.  I found myself rooting for the main character, Scott Lang, other wise known as Antman.   Another thing I want to point out is I think Antman was a little different than most Superhero movies in that the Hero is a criminal, to begin with, so that was nice to see instead of the same thing.  

Antman I guess you could gripe about how it was cliched with the suit, but hey it’s got to be better than being bitten by an insect, right?   Or maybe at times during the movie you felt like you were watching Ironman.    Speaking about the suit though, the one thing they executed very well for me, was the seeing the Antman suit shrink. That was pretty awesome. Let’s not forget to mention this was a very humorous film, as well.  Sure, this movie has it’s share of gripes, as does every film but at the end of the day I just found myself with too much to be satisfied about.. Including the post credit extras which clearly show their will be a sequel to Antman.  

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Controversy

The recent controversial events which have transpired lately have stirred up much heat, especially within Christian/Secular circles.  The Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize Gay Marriage is just an example of the controversy we have seen, and the starter of plenty more controversy coming up.  Speaking of controversial topics, Facebook supposedly blocked users from posting a certain link (and also claiming it was “abusive”), particularly Christian users who tried posting a link to Theologian, Dr. Albert Mohler’s article on Planned parenthood and abortion, but eventually allowed users to post it.   Take one of my Facebook friends, Pastor Mark Spence for example. Spence, who shepherds a satellite campus church “Cross Church DFW”  the satellite campus of North Richland Hills Baptist Church attempted posting a link to Mohler’s post, but Facebook wouldn’t allow it. controver

Hopefully, if you are a Christ follower reading this blog this alerts you to the time we are living in. The other thing I pray this post can succeed in doing is move you. No, I don’t mean emotionally move you, but in your actions as a follower.  Understand the difference here between suffering for the Gospel and controversy.  Don’t mistake persecution for Christ for hearing and reading news about the church.