A Problem With Ant-Man

Steven Barnes
5 min readFeb 19

Overall, Tananarive’s reaction was “a sad, sad mess.” I agree. But there are deeper problems than just an over-reliance on CGI, narrative bloat, bad editing and simply put, a movie too large with stakes too small.


When you walk into a movie with a mild curiosity about not “if” but “how” they will render a character (or all characters of a particular type) asexual, it is bleak satisfaction to see that they have, once again, found an approach they probably thought clever.

Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.