Trailerpark Tuesday – Ant-Man, Terminator Genisys

Yellow JacketAnt-Man

Tim – This is a better trailer than the teaser we got a couple of months ago. I have a better idea of what the story is, it’s cool to see Ant-Man’s strength as he throws people around, and Yellow Jacket looks pretty awesome. But I still have a hard time with the ‘small’ scenes. It’s a little “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” I’m not saying that it visually looks bad; it’s just a concept that I have a hard time getting behind. I’ll definitely see this one as as soon as it comes out and the current Marvel Studios hasn’t failed me yet with their movies, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. But I need to be convinced a little. Also, the last scene with the train… too cheesy for this trailer. Just sayin’.

Trevor – Ok, that scene with Thomas the Train at the end, awesome! And I wrote that BEFORE I read Tim’s review, ha! I really thought this trailer brought the story to life. There are some inconsistencies with what I thought the Marvel story was supposed to be, but I’m all on board now. The jokes are a little corny and I might roll my eyes at those parts, but maybe that’s how the character is supposed to be portrayed. The teaser before where we saw that all of the Ant-Man adventures were to save the children or whatever was obnoxious, so I’m glad to see there will at least be a little depth. 

Terminator Genisys

Tim – I wasn’t really excited for a new Terminator movie. I really enjoyed the first two, but didn’t really have a desire to see Terminator 3 or Salvation. I kind of felt like that story had been told and should be done. So initial news about a sort-of-reboot seemed unnecessary. But this trailer totally sold me! There are even significant and interesting changes to the original lore that got me excited. The surprise with John Connor, Sarah now being aware of the upcoming time-travel plan, and two Arnold Schwarzeneggers fighting… fantastic. Well done, Terminator. Well done.

Trevor – The Terminator franchise, to me, has been pretty disappointing as a whole. There are some pieces here and there that I’ve enjoyed, but for the most part I felt like we’re rehashing the same story again and again. I’ve been over it for a long long time. The John Connor twist on this one? I’m not sure if I like it or if I don’t. It will be nice to have a different and interesting plot, especially with Emilia Clarke leading the battle, but I don’t know how well I’m going to be able to handle a really really old looking Arnold in this one. I’ll probably wait until I’ve heard some buzz from people who have actually seen this to decide if I’m on board or not.