Film Ant-Man

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Edmond, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

  2. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Bad trailer tbh. I think the marketing guys are worrying that the public are going to be put off by the name so they've focussed on that.

    What they should do is like "ant-man yeah baby!"...
     
  3. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    Yeah I picked up on the the 'Huh...' and 'is it too late to change the name?'
     
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  4. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    And nothing else tbh.
     
  5. leggy

    leggy Probably Scottish

    It'll be different and hopefully a step-up from the bilge that is Captain America and Thor.

    Have I mentioned that I hate superhero movies? (except Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy ofc).
     
  6. Lakih

    Lakih FH is my second home

    I saw some "exclusive world first preview" shit after an episode of Person of Interest on the telly... was not impressed.
     
  7. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    It could go two ways, cap america or ghost rider. It's one of those heroes/concepts that is completely dependant on the writing/plot/baddie.

    So can't say, outfit looks cool.
     
  8. Corran

    Corran Part of the furniture

    come on, you got to love The Avengers. Joss Whedon done the impossible there and made a great movie with people that used to be the star in their own movies... and gave it a great story to go with the action scenes.

    Mind you Whedon is a script god imo, loved all his shows and he is very different to the other writers out there. Just finished reading an autobiography on him (he was involved in this one) and it amazing to see what people say about him and how he makes every set he works on feel like family and not work. This includes the likes of Downy Jnr.
     
  9. leggy

    leggy Probably Scottish

    I enjoyed the Avengers more than the others and I do love Whedon's stories. But in isolation, the characters and movies are awful (with the exception of the original iron man remake..2&3 were dross).
     
  10. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    "Love" is a bit of a strong word, it was alright for a superhero movie. for a first superhero movie of that kind that is. The story etc, well, it's buffy level of good. Popcorn :p

    Whedon himself is kinda like that.
     
  11. Job

    Job TWAT and FH Object of Ridicule

    If you read the history of Antman he is actually one of the founding members of all the superhero gangs in various guises.
     
  12. Corran

    Corran Part of the furniture

    Whedon actually acknowledges he is kinda a "niche" market man. His style is too different from the normal to work for the masses, that the issue and most the time the studio's dont even understand his look into things. That was the problem with Dollhouse and caused series 1 to suck. They ordered 7 or 9 episodes without even seeing a pilot for it.. when Joss made the pilot they were "this isnt what we ordered", and he was "This is what i was selling you". lol.

    I personally loved what he done with Avengers, I truely expected it to be awful because many of the marvel films were "meh", and bringing them all together was not something I looked forward too. Probably why I loved it though, I wasnt caught up in the hype of the movie and thus expectations werent high.

    I actually still dont believe films are the area he is best suited, as good as I think his work is (i need to watch cabin in the woods, wife doesnt do horror so I never actually put it on but it sounds interesting - especially given the reason he wrote it <was also done in 3days with him and his co-writer locked in hotel suite for the weekend>)

    Joss is all about the emotion, the story behind the story and as such tv (or comics) where he gets to build up emotional attachment to characters are where his true skills are. Unfortunately due to the American market not understanding where he coming from then I don't expect him to get another long run series that he can focus on (S.H.I.E.L.D is showran by his brother and sister-in-law so I dont count that).

    But this rather off topic...

    ANT MAN! Everyone thinks MEH! including the studio it seems... so I go YEAHY! could definately be interesting but if they tried to go "oh no antman" throughout then it will be MEH!
     
  13. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Problem with Ant-Man is I can understand why Edgar Wright would want to make it, but not really why Marvel would. In the popcorn world of the MCU, neither the Scott Lang or (even more so) Hank Pym characters really "fit". Oh I know they've tried to show Tony Stark's failings with the odd drinking scene and panic attack, but Hank Pym is all kinds of fucked up and a very unsympathetic character in the comics.
     
  14. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    Those kind of relevances went out the window when they accounced black johnny storm :p
     
  15. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    That's not the MCU. That's whatever fuckwittery Fox are up to.
     
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  16. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    Fair enough, can't arque with that (y)
     
  17. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coalâ„¢ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Also in the comics is it not Pym who creates Ultron? So unless Ant Man is going to be set in the past I'm guessing that ship has sailed.
     
  18. Bahumat

    Bahumat FH is my second home

    I think I read ultron hypnotised Hank to forget he made him. Could throw an escape clause in regarding the above
     
  19. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Well, I just watched it.

    It was great! Much better than the trailers suggested (I was very underwhelmed). It was a lot of fun and ticked all the boxes. The best comic book adaptation since Guardians of the Galaxy by a long way.
     
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  20. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    really? so...this one could be worth it?
     
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  21. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Yeah. Unless the boredom of having my bird's parents over all week has coloured my taste.

    It's not *a*maze*ing*!!11!1!1! But it's very enjoyable :)
     
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  22. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    Also watched it last night, obviously from the same source.

    Anyway, it wasn't *that* good, a mile off Guardians that's for sure but it was fun and a shit load better than 80% of the films I've seen this year. I liked the Ant-Mans mates.
     
  23. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    Anthony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  24. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I thought it was funnier than Guardians, and had a better plot. But of course it didn't look anywhere near as good.
     
  25. russell

    russell Resident Freddy

    Oh good grief.... Really?
    I thought it was awful and I LOVED Guardians
     
  26. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    Please forgive @russell for she knows not what she says sometimes, we should pray for her, If there was someone or something to pray too, but there isn't so we shall just pity her
     
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  27. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    You fancy the main guy in Guardians. That's the difference. :p
     
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  28. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    He's sooooooo dreamy though isn't he.....no?.....just me :(
     
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  29. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    So's Ant-Man surely? (love the actor but can't remember his name, Phoebe's boyfriend from Friends)

    My wife would say the same about Guardians but she slightly enjoyed AM, that's nothing to do with sexual things though because she fancies no one including her husband.
     
  30. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    Paul Rudd
     
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