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Riding Ants July 17th

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Look at this great poster

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Oh thanks, now we can see it a bit better


Now look at this teaser trailer




Pretty crappy teaser, but he rides an ant so I'm not sure what else to expect.

Out in July, obviously as you probably saw it on the poster.
Spoon
That is a pretty good poster, that magazine cover not so much.

I wonder how much of Edgar Wright's original vision is left in this as I imagine he would have made a pretty amusing movie and he's also the only reason this movie ever even got made. Must have been some serious anger that went down between him and the studio for him to have given up on it after 10+ years of working towards it
Syphin
Just seen this film and what a spectacle it was.

What a well thought out and constructed film, the way they highlighted Ant-Man's abilities was brilliant. Unlike many other superhero films which are made to get a quick buck, Marvel is redefining what it is to adapt comics into live-action by translating beautifully the enjoyment and excitement comics can have on a person.

I enjoyed Ant-Man (and Wasp) from the Avengers cartoon series and was quite eager to see how this film compares, and honestly, I was not disappointed, in fact I left the cinema tremendously more pleased than I had expected I could have been. What a great choice of actors and actresses they had portraying the key characters in the film, they were influential in why this film was so entertaining. Paul Rudd as Ant-man was amazing, he perfectly brought out the amusing and charming personality of Scott Lang.

Make sure to stay for the two after credit scenes - one after the stylized credits and another after the black and white credits.

The first of the two after credit scenes satisfied me immensely. Well played Marvel, well fantastically played. I was honestly waiting for that moment in the movie, so glad you actually included it and intend to develop on it.

Enjoyment level: 9/10
Remedial
I don't know, Syphins level of satisfaction has been known to be quite easy, he does get a lot of satisfaction out of soccer for example.

I saw the trailer on the previews of Terminator Genesis and it looks like it will require a lot of brain switching off to ignore how physics works.
Syphin
What's wrong with enjoying soccer every four years? It gives me a reason to post and I suppose equally as enjoying the sport, I enjoying expressing myself through words.

Terminator Genisys was crap. If you paid money to see that, might as well pay money to see Ant-Man which was a better constructed and more well thought out film.

Anyway, I went into the film expecting a superhero film, not some enlightening masterpiece that revolutionizes cinemas as we know it.

And the issue I had with Wasp prior to watching the film (see my comment in the Marvel phases thread) was addressed in the film, so that made me happy.

On paper, Ant-Man's power seems so shamefully underwhelming, but the writer's did a great job conveying the creativity and fantastical nature of it through the use of ants and exciting scenarios (Ant-Man vs an Avenger).
Spoon
I thought this was quite entertaining. It had a good twist on the usual superhero stuff and some of the miniature scenes were truly fantastic.

I don't think it quite lived up to its potential, Edgar Wright would have likely given it a little something extra if he had ended up directing it, but it was still a fun ride regardless.

I think Michael Peña improves every movie he's in.
Fun
I honestly hated this. Watched it last week and barely got through it to the end.

I think what is turning me off is that every Marvel movie whether it be Thor, Iron Man, Cpt America or the Avengers seems to feel exactly the same.

Feels like the same product is being rolled out in regards to pace, dialogue and cinematography.

Guardians of the Galaxy seemed to break the mold somewhat, and probably why I liked it so much.
Spoon
That'd be the part where Edgar Wright walked off the project. Marvel wants them all to be very similar as they have the formula for success (aka money) and everything needs to fit within their tight guidelines so that each movie can cross over with other movies and characters from the franchise (such as Falcon from Captain America: Winter Soldier being in this one).

He didn't like that overbearing control and told them to fuck off and do it themselves (but still had co-writing and story credits) from before they rewrote parts of it to fit their vision.

Formulaic or not, I thought the fight in the bedroom was amazingly creative.
Fun
Spoon wrote:
That'd be the part where Edgar Wright walked off the project. Marvel wants them all to be very similar as they have the formula for success (aka money) and everything needs to fit within their tight guidelines so that each movie can cross over with other movies and characters from the franchise (such as Falcon from Captain America: Winter Soldier being in this one).

He didn't like that overbearing control and told them to fuck off and do it themselves (but still had co-writing and story credits) from before they rewrote parts of it to fit their vision.

Formulaic or not, I thought the fight in the bedroom was amazingly creative.


I thought how they produced all of the micro-scale fighting was exceptional.

It was just every other part I disliked.

The music, scenes, dialogue, direction and even the goddamn lighting felt the same as the Avengers.

I think it might just be Marvel-fatigue in general. Just isn't working for me at the moment.
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