Okay everyone, Ant-Man your battle stations and call your Aunt, Man, because we have a long overdue (and normal-sized) trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man! (I legitimately have no excuse for the first part of that sentence and I apologize profusely.) If you’re been waiting for this as long as I have then we have no time to waste! CLICK PLAY.
You know how this works by now. BULLET POINT RANDOM THOUGHTS COMIN’ ATCHA FACE.
-I’m buying into the suit hard, now that I’ve seen it in full motion. But I’m also guessing we’re going to see it’s “classic” look in flashbacks to the time of a younger Hank Pym (Mr. Michael Douglas).
-Paul Rudd: Washboard Abs.
-There was almost no indication of the movie’s villain, which is an interesting choice for Marvel to make in this trailer. They’re clear that Ant-Man is front and center.
-It’s way too early to tell how everything better ties into the grander Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I’d bet on Ant-Man not being just a tiny (heh) part of things to come.
-It needed way more of Evangeline Lily’s Hope Van Dyne. There was maybe three shots of her total in this trailer. Come on guys, just a little (giggle) more screen time? But hey, it looks like she kicks the crap out of Rudd at one point.
-The trailer is… lacking and non-descript, especially when you look at the other first trailers for Marvel films. Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier had some amazeballs first trailers that clearly set-up them up as a specific type of movie. With Ant-Man, I’m not sure the movie they’re projecting here is the one we’re actually going to see. We’ve heard this is more of a heist flick and we can assume it’s going to have a sense of humor with Rudd on board, but what we got in the trailer was more of a standard superhero table setting. That obviously doesn’t mean they can’t tweak the vision for trailer two, but I thought it was a curious (because of how standard and safe it seemed) choice of direction for our first introduction. The music and overlaid Michael Douglas speech just didn’t jive with the movie it’s supposed to be.
Still, last paragraph aside, I’m still really hyped about this movie. Instead of making the plot about something HUGE and EARTH-SHATTERING, they’re keeping the plot small (tee hee) and character-driven from all indications. That’s a smart route to take. And if that wasn’t enough for you…
-HE RIDES A DAMN FLYING ANT, Y’ALL.
Again, so sorry about that first sentence.
Ant-Man hits theaters July 17th, 2015.