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Synopsis

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man." Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Marvel’s "Ant-Man" stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip "Ti" Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s "Ant-Man" with Kevin Feige producing and Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Adam McKay & Paul Rudd. Marvel’s "Ant-Man" delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.


IMDb: 7.3/10

 

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%


Analysis

Scott Lang wearing Ant Man Suit

Ant-Man Suit

The Ant Man suit technology is developed by Hank Pym. It allows the wearer(Scott Lang) to shrink in size and grow in strength. If someone was able to reduce their size and retain their body mass, they could gain a large amount of strength. According to Dr. Spiros Michalakis, “Very generally, the strength of an organism’s muscles is a factor of the cross-sectional area of those muscles. It’s the same reason why a bundle of rubber bands are a lot harder to stretch than a single rubber band — the cross-sectional area for the bundle is much larger. And the longer that bundle of bands is, the more strength there is. That is to say (again, generally), strength is dependent on square of your height. This relationship is why you are objectively stronger than an ant. But you aren’t relatively stronger. Ant-Man gets his super-strength from the fact that an organism’s volume is dependent on the cube of its height, meaning that as an organism is scaled down, its strength decreases much slower than its body volume does. Extrapolate that math and you get ants lifting objects many times their own mass.”

Scott Lang looking at Pym Particles

Pym Particles

Pym Particles, Discovered by Hank Pym, could alter the size and mass of objects or living beings. The Pym Particles allow the user to bypass the Square-cube law of physics. The Square-Cube law is a principle discovered by Galileo Galilei which states that as an object grows larger, its surface area grows quadratically while its volume grows cubically, That is, its surface area grows by the square of its growth factor, while its volume grows by the cube of its growth factor. If you were able to bypass this law, you could shrink in size while retainign your body mass and gaining more strength.

Ant Man shrinking in Quantum Realm

Quantum Realm

The Quantum Realm is an alternate dimension only accessible through tremendous shrinking. By the combining both previous technologies(Ant Man Suit and Pym Particles), Scott Lang can enter the Quantum Realm. In the Quantum Realm, space and time are believed to be irrelevant. According to Chad Orzel(expert on quantum mechanics), “While quantum physics is amazing in many ways, it is very definitely not magic-- the real "quantum realm" is in fact quite tightly constrained by rules that we understand very well.” So the real quantum realm is not like the movie but could be once we know more about it.

Conclusion

The Ant-Man movie is very recent and so most of the technology is not real. But the technology shown in movie is verified by experts and is theoretically possible. The ability to shrink may be possible and entering the quantum realm could be a normal thing in the future. Personally I am waiting for technology that allows me to explore the Quantum Realm.


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