Black Panther is coming out in a little over two weeks and the marketing moguls behind Marvel Studios took that as the perfect time to release the official trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp yesterday. I, of course, watched it excited to see what the Ant-Man sequel would bring to the table and I definitely found out. Here it is.
Okay, this is what I like and dislike about this trailer.
Dislike (The Music)
The last four teasers for Marvel movies (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War!) have had some incredible, exciting music that have set the tone for the movies in very positive ways. Avengers: Infinity War has my favorite Marvel trailer partly because of the epic music and Thor: Ragnarok instantly sold me due to its Guardians of the Galaxy take with the retro music and vibrant settings. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel trailer I’ve seen in a long while that actually dissuaded me because of the music.
I’ve seen many trailers like this and every movie with a trailer with this sort of format and music usually doesn’t end up good. I’m sorry to say it, but Ant-Man and the Wasp looks like it’s going to be yet another annoying Ant-Man movie.
Like (The Serious Tones)
The main problem I had with Ant-Man was its humorous and almost childish storytelling and scenarios. While I did like Ant-Man, Hope van Dyne, and her father the goofy co-stars and lackluster villain were a major blot to the movie. At least this time around it seems like the overly humorous aspect of the film will be dropped down a notch because the situation is much more dire. Ant-Man and his friends are on the run from the FBI because they’re literally criminals due to teaming up with the fugitive, Captain America. That obviously means there won’t be annoying sidekicks to just simply ruin the film. Yes!
The question is, can a more serious Ant-Man and the Wasp still be enjoyable or is Ant-Man’s movies going to remain as my least favorite films of the Marvel franchise (tied with the first two Thor movies?)