Monday, April 13, 2015

New Ant-Man Trailer Goes Small

Another big trailer dropping this morning is the second assemblage for Marvel's Ant-Man. We got our first look at the tiny hero this past January, and while I was fine with it, it didn't really blow people away with its somewhat played-out "scoundrel with a heart of gold seeks redemption" storyline straight out of the superhero origin playbook. This new, longer look at the Peyton Reed-directed film takes us deeper into the mechanics of how "super" a hero can be when his power is to become tiny.

I like what we're seeing of Paul Rudd as petty thief Scott Lang, our titular hero, as well as his interactions with Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas (as Hope Van Dyne and Hank Pym, respectively). What I find less engaging is the too-obvious CGI, special effects stuff as he battles baddie Corey Stoll (though the Thomas gag at the end is terrific). Ant-Man will be our second visit to the Marvel Cinematic Universe this summer, following Avengers 2 in a few weeks. Let's see if it can keep that momentum going. Watch the clip below:

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