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Ant-Man movies are the most important films in the MCU

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The breath mint of the Marvel universe

We all know that Marvel has done something special with their cinematic universe. Well, not just special, groundbreaking. They invented the cinematic universe, and despite being the first people to do one of these things they're also the best at doing it. That's obviously impressive, but how the hell do they consistently pull it off without crushing themselves under the weight of continuity and repetition?

Ant-Man is the answer. Or to be more precise, Ant-Man is the linchpin to understanding just how Marvel is so successful in keeping their films and universe feeling fresh and exciting. You see Marvel uses Ant-Man to bring their careening, massive, complex, and lumbering universe back down to size (oh yes, prepare for size puns). While other heroes help to build the MCU's storylines out and enlarge the world, Marvel uses Ant-Man to pull the series back in and cleanse our palette. His films land directly after the MCU's biggest, most explosive team-ups, and while those movies might be the ones with the biggest box offices it's our diminutive hero (and now heroine) who truly anchor this entire franchise.

We all know that Marvel has done something special with their cinematic universe. Well, not just special, groundbreaking. They invented the cinematic universe, and despite being the first people to do one of these things they're also the best at doing it. That's obviously impressive, but how the hell do they consistently pull it off without crushing themselves under the weight of continuity and repetition?

Ant-Man is the answer. Or to be more precise, Ant-Man is the linchpin to understanding just how Marvel is so successful in keeping their films and universe feeling fresh and exciting. You see Marvel uses Ant-Man to bring their careening, massive, complex, and lumbering universe back down to size (oh yes, prepare for size puns). While other heroes help to build the MCU's storylines out and enlarge the world, Marvel uses Ant-Man to pull the series back in and cleanse our palette. His films land directly after the MCU's biggest, most explosive team-ups, and while those movies might be the ones with the biggest box offices it's our diminutive hero (and now heroine) who truly anchor this entire franchise.


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