Consider this article on SSN about creating compelling characters. The Minions has splashed into theaters, clearing the $100 million mark in its opening weekend. They're not quite compelling, and the filmmakers know this. Neither are the villains, so events, jokes, and reactions, which reveal character, are hurled at us at 180 mph over barely an 85-minute movie, if you include the credits. On the other hand, I hand a feeling about Ant-Man. Seeing Michael Douglas in the ageing role, Paul Rudd as the hero; these actors don't choose their scripts lightly. They know themselves too well, and the reviews say this Marvel adaptation, of the many over the last seven years or so (Iron Man came out seven years ago if you can believe it) has the best character development of any, if memory serves. That's saying something. A team of writers, with Edgar Wright getting first credit and Paul Rudd last for the screenplay, no doubt worked through the story multiple times. You have to, don't you?