Ant-Man or Ant-Meh? Terminator: Genisys – Terminator Is, Well… Back. Trailer-Mania Monday!!!

Well this morning turned into a barrage of big name trailer releases. Most notably, Ant-Man and Terminator: Genisys. I don’t know if anyone was ever very sold on the idea of an Ant-Man movie or the casting choices made for it, but the curiosity is definitely there as to how they’ll pull it off and how it will integrate with the larger Avengers universe, already very much in motion. Terminator hasn’t really had a great franchise development, but it looks like Genisys is really trying to shake that up. Will it? Yet to be seen for sure. It certainly looks more promising than Rise of the Machines or Salvation ever were.

Ant-Man looks like the biggest roll of the dice Disney/Marvel has dared to take. Paul Rudd is an underwhelming casting decision for Scott Lang. Scott Lang is an underwhelming character decision over the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas. With the modern Avengers cinematic universe feeling like a “too many cooks in the kitchen” scenario with each character ranging from very intelligent to super genius, Hank Pym being a super genius seems like he would have been a better fit than the more action hero-type in Scott Lang. Feast your eyes on what we have so far.

Marvel’s Ant-Man – Trailer 1

Admittedly, Ant-Man as a concept is a very difficult sell when it comes to winning people over in 2 minutes. My curiosity is still high about the movie, but without very much plot context, the shrunken sequences seem a little more silly than impressive or captivating. Two very positive things about the movie; the suits for Ant-Man and Yellowjacket look pretty awesome. Disney/Marvel has been on point with its character movies thus far, so the hope is that they continue their track record with Ant-Man as well.

The Terminator franchise is the result of a story that was a story never completely written to a definite finish. Now everything is a mess. The timeline is confusing enough because it’s a movie based around time travel elements, but now we’re running in circles with new and old plots and characters. It’s hard to tell what exactly is going on without making some sort of diagram to visualize who is traveling in time and at what point in time they’re traveling to. Take your best guess.

Terminator Genisys Movie – Official Trailer 2

Genisys appears to be a story that precedes the first Terminator via sending a terminator back even earlier, to prepare to kill the terminators sent in the first and second Terminator films. By doing so, maybe they changed the sequence of things again due to their preparedness for the terminator time travel attacks ahead, so the T1000 is now an Asian guy and John Connor’s future was somehow pivoted, steering him to wanting to be more like General Grievous combined with a Micheal Bay-esk particle transformer? Then also figure out how John Connor became a bad guy.

See? This gets crazy. This is a movie we just need to see because there’s no way in hell it could possibly make sense by piecing together trailer clues. Plus, you know… time travel and quantum physics aren’t exactly the strong suits of the everyday average Joe.

So whats up? There’s a lot going on here. What are your thought’s on Ant-Man thus far? Are you going to check it out in the theaters or are you going to keep your distance from this one? What about Terminator: Genisys? If you think you have a handle on the plot, feel free to tell us down in the comments. Blow it up Michael Bay style and I’ll see you down there.

I can’t shrink to ant-size which also means I don’t have superhuman strength relative to the size of an ant. i’m not a machine. i’m not made of any sort of solid, liquid, or future particle metal. I’m not from the future or the past, but who knows if this is still the actual present? If you follow me on facebooktwitter and instagram you’ll get the real me in whatever reality this is… assuming we’re not just all plugged into the Matrix and being eaten by machines, which is massively inefficient for how little power the human body actually produces.

By: Eli Rebich