The Trailer Park: ‘Ant-Man’ (2015)

We finally have our full-sized trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, which will conclude the second phase of their cinematic universe this coming summer. After the departure of Edgar Wright as director, the hope slowly began seeping out of the project, leaving fans wide-eyed and cowering in the corner until Peyton Reed was announced to continue helming the picture. He’s a major fan of the character and material, and if you ask me, a fine enough pick to pull this thing together. That being said, there was nothing in this trailer to get me hyped for the next coming months, maybe I needed more Ant-Man, or just something cool to look at.

Con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is recruited by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to become the Ant-Man and pull of a heist that will save the world. The plot sounds solid enough, and I’m always up for a heist film; but the trend of trailers that have a mentor giving a speech until the reveal of a troubled character who needs to rise above is getting really overused. You know what we needed? A fight. Something that sold this character. Instead, it plays like the first trailer for Thor. Take a look at the trailer below:

Maybe I’m just cynical, and I owe Marvel the benefit of the doubt for quite some time, but the trailer bored me. And the line at the end just wasn’t that funny. But who cares? With Marvel’s name on it, everyone is going to see it and all I can do is hope for the best.

Ant-Man will change sizes on the big screen on July 17th! What did you guys think of the trailer? Does this project excite you? Do you wish Edgar Wright was still directing? Am I being to cynical? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

And stay tuned for Sverrir’s Modern Marvels!

Written By Colin

Colin is a writer, blogger, and one-time playwright. He’s always trying to stay busy, but sometimes fails due to the necessity of sleep. Film advocate by day, piracy fighting by night. He will give any movie a chance no matter how bad the word-of-mouth is. There is always this fix he needs to watch a movie or television episode a day, because this is what he loves more than anything. Twitter is the best way to find out what Colin is doing, as he tweets all the time.

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  • Niall McArdle

    i liked it. i am not a comic-book fan at all, and before a few months ago, the character of Ant-Man was unknown to me. I like Rudd, and I also appreciate the fact that we finally have a superhero movie where the guy isn’t chisellled and abtastic, but looks basically normal. The little joke at the end made me smile, and I have to hope that it’s an indication that the film will have a sense of humour. I am sick of superhero flicks that think they are philiosophical treatises on this awful thing called “life” instead of what they actually are: mindless entertainment. Okay, so it’s going to be cheesy, and the main theme is obviously about being a better father, and the line about being a hero to your daughter is cringe-worthy and more akin to what you might here in a Hallmark film or one of those terrible Christian movies, and for that very reason the trailer will go over very well in the Heartland … the goatee suits Michael Douglas. also, did I see Michael Pena?

  • Can’t say that this is exciting me at the moment. Paul Rudd looks great in it though.