At the end of the movie, Ant-Man decides to become subatomic - he goes through the back of the Yellowjacket suit. But after this we see him big enough to break wiring, electronics inside of the suit.

He said: "I'm gonna shrinks between the molecules to get in there". It means he should become subatomic to go through material. Next we see him striking wires (like it is subatomic wires, or like he became bigger again). He has not gone through the seam, he has gone through the center of the hexahedron cap. (There couldn't be a seam, because the suit should be waterproof, he was in the pool).


The scale of Antman compared to the electronics he's destroying, and the size of the seam he's going through, doesn't make 100% sense, but logically, it does make sense based on what we are told.

While Scott says I have to shrink between the Molecules to get in there, it's a layman's comment though instead of a 100% technically scientifically accurate phrase. He's figurative, not literal, at the time. He's not actually the size of a molecule when he goes through, but he does get that small eventually.

Scott breaks the shrinking regulator, allowing him to go smaller than it's default setting. He continues to shrink enough that he can get in the Yellowjacket suit's electronics, and starts destroying stuff. But he is still shrinking. He does as much damage as he can while he continues to shrink to subatomic levels. It's not an instant shrink. And Scott still has his normal human level strength, so he can destroy the electronics without a problem.

Edit: Yes, there are issues with the visualization. He goes through the middle of the cap on YJ's suit, not at a seam. He looks like he disappears at that size, but then looks big compared to the electronics inside. These are production errors. Notice this picture. enter image description here

Those things marked 457 likely represent a SMD resistor. 1, they are marked wrongly, as SMD resistors are marked on the long size, so the number is oriented wrong. 2, they are sitting on top of multiple traces. It's obvious someone who's not an engineer created this visual effect. The smallest resistor with text on it is a 0603 resistor, which is 0.06" x 0.03" (1.6mm x 0.8mm). Roughly the size of a common flea.

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  • He said: "I'm gonna shrinks between the molecules to get in there".
    – R S
    Jan 16 '16 at 0:53
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    @RS Scott isn't talking in 100% scientifically accurate terms. He's a thief, not a physicist. It's just shorthand for "I need to be smaller than I normally am, even when that's dangerous"
    – cde
    Jan 16 '16 at 0:56
  • He gone not through the seam, he gone through the center of the cap.
    – R S
    Jan 16 '16 at 1:07
  • @RS production error. Yes, he looks like he's going through the middle of the cap. Yes, he looks smaller on the outside compared to the wires and components he's hitting inside. Its not 100% accurate.
    – cde
    Jan 16 '16 at 2:34
  • yes, and there couldn't be seam, because suit should be waterproof (he was in pool).
    – R S
    Jan 20 '16 at 4:24

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