Maybe you should get a proxy if you’re gonna keep torrenting movies.
I didn’t think they’d notice.
Was it one of those dopey superhero movies?
A Marvel movie?
Marvel that’s owned by Disney?
You thought Disney wasn’t paying attention?
It was a holiday weekend. I figured their lawyers were barbecuing.
Disney’s lawyers can barbecue and sue people at the same time. Get smarter, please.
What’d you watch?
The Ant-Man movie with Paul Rudd.
How was it?
If you’ve ever seen a movie before, you know every beat of the film within the first 30 seconds. Possibly the most predictable story I’ve ever seen. You know those 60’s spy spoofs like In Like Flynn and those Matt Helms films with Dean Martin, and how they’re played so straight that you can’t tell they’re comedies 40 years on?
Ant-Man is like that. It’s essentially a parody of the superhero plot, but played perfectly straight. There’s the missing wife, and the ragtag team, and the daddy issues, and the villain wearing the evil version of the hero’s suit, and the kid in peril. Plus, there’s the bit where the mentor tells the hero, “Don’t do this thing, or the universe will explode,” and you know that during the final fight, the hero will have to do that thing.
Cross the streams.
Right. Here, it’s “going sub-molecular,” whatever the hell that means.
How was Paul Rudd?
He was Paul Rudd.
Well, Siskel and Ebert are gone; someone has to fill the gap.