Now this is an interesting trailer (and made even more so considering the events of Avengers: Infinity War) because the MCU has never forgotten that a ‘teaspoon of sugar makes the medicine go down’–unlike the DCEU who apparently never heard of the truism in the first place.
And while I believe that Infinity War was an excellent and bold movie, no one in their right mind would call it fun.
And that was by design, though at this point we need something a bit lighter and simpler (in terms of tone and storyline).
A palate cleanser, a lighter meal till we’re ready to gorge ourselves on heavier fare.
Something with smaller stakes, that doesn’t hold the survival of the world in the balance.
And judging from the trailer Ant-Man And The Wasp may be the movie many of us–especially Jay from Half In The Bag–didn’t know we needed.
I admit to being influenced by reviews a bit more than perhaps should in that if someome has a terrible time watching this or that, while it by no means guarantees that I won’t see it, though it does make it much more likely.
For instance. I was genuinely curious about The Bye Bye Man, till I watched the guys over at Half In The Bag review/mock it.
Now, not so interested (in my defense, it sounds really, really bad).
Seeing that there aren’t a ton of horror movies coming out, I was thinking that maybe beggars can’t be choosers till I learned Jordan Peele has written and directed Get Out for Blunhouse Pictures, and it’s getting some pretty decent press so far.
Though there are some huge caveats, the main one being that David Ehrlich’s review–while by no means negative–isn’t exactly what I’d call positive, in that it spends so much time dealing with the racial aspects of Poole’s movie that it doesn’t properly address the huge elephant in the room, which is namely if Get Out is effective as a horror movie.
After all, that’s what it supposedly is, and all the praise in other areas–while commendable–sort of miss the point.
If I were that only person that said that “Pacific Rim” is a great time at the theater, then I could perhaps understand some hesitation. But if “Half In The Bag” says it’s good, you know they’re right. Their review is bit late (which Jay acknowledges) but better late than never.