James Gunn loves Ant-Man
'Ant-Man' is James Gunn's favourite Marvel film since 2008's 'Iron Man'.
The 44-year-old director - who helmed the 2014 movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - has given his verdict on the latest Marvel release, saying it's the best the studio has produced in years.
Writing on Facebook, James said: "'Ant-Man' may just be my favorite Marvel film since Jon Favreau's Iron Man (well, maybe excluding one film to which I'm partial).
"Honestly, the movie is a complete blast! I was so happy after seeing it. It's never boring for a second and it's hilarious and warm throughout.
"It doesn't get caught up in the webbing of its own science-fiction concept like so many movies do these days, remaining simple and elegant. It's a part of the Marvel universe without being ruled by that fact. (sic)"
James was also effusive in his praise of 'Ant-Man' director Peyton Reed, saying he did "an incredible job".
He explained: "I think all of Peyton Reed's years directing have led him to making something as deft and nimble and joyous as this; he did an incredible job.
"And, despite Edgar Wright's parting from Marvel, his spirit is felt through the entire project, and there is no doubt everyone owes him a huge debt of gratitude."