'Ant-Man' Early Buzz: How Does Marvel's Tiny Hero Measure Up?

It's been tough to tell what exactly we should expect from Marvel's Ant-Man. It was an Edgar Wright movie until it wasn't, and the character isn't particularly well known outside the comics. Even the marketing has been kind of confused. Sometimes the film is sold as a straightforward superhero drama, and other times as a Guardians of the Galaxy-esque romp.

Well, wonder no more. Marvel has finally started screening Peyton Reed's completed Ant-Man, and the first critics' reactions are in. Read the Ant-Man early buzz after the jump.

First, a PSA: Ant-Man has not one but two credits scenes, and people are raving about them. So stick around 'til the very end, kids.

And now, on to the reactions:

Generally speaking, that's a pretty positive reception. Of course there are a few detractors, but that's the case with any movie. Perhaps the most intriguing comments are the one that suggest Ant-Man is a genuine change of pace for Marvel. "Intimate" isn't an adjective typically used to describe nine-figure blockbusters. Nor is "weird," Guardians of the Galaxy notwithstanding.

Ant-Man arrives in theaters July 17Paul RuddMichael DouglasEvangeline LillyCorey StollMichael PeñaT.I., and Bobby Cannavale star.

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.