The fantasy world of Hollywood-style films must find a way to allow us to relate to the characters in order to engage us. Marvel’s Ant-Man was no different.
The real-world circumstances surrounding the release of a father from prison, his desire to catch up with his young daughter, and the roadblocks set by his ex-wife, presents the main character and his life as realistic. Marvel succeeded in bridging this relateable-ness with a fantastic superhero plot. They strengthened it with yet another realistic situation surrounding the widower scientist who was so engrossed in his work that he alienated his daughter.
I wrote an article on this subject for The Good Men Project, an online magazine with a mission on target with its title. You can find my article there by clicking on the logo, here.
I would appreciate your comments on the magazine page, if you are so inclined.
Also related to Fatherless Daughters is this, my first article, The Critical Impact of Non-Residential Fathers on Their Daughters in the same publication.