It’s pretty much a given that once a trailer hits the Internet that fans are going to mess around with it. Perhaps it’s changing something that just didn’t sit right and bugged them about it, or maybe it’s just an exercise in editing to kill some time and learn some new skills. Whatever sparks that desire to make changes, you’ve got to love the act of fandom that drove them to it. This time around YouTube user Patrick (H) Willems decided that Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man trailer was missing something. Nothing big, just a small detail, in fact this might just be the quickest change one could make.
You’ll notice the change at the 1:15 mark. Take a look and then let’s discuss it.
OK, I liked the musical change, it brought something out that I didn’t realize the trailer was missing. That “get your heart beating musical thump” that made the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer blow up the Internet was not there in the original. One has to wonder though, is adding it a good thing?
On the one hand it does change the tone of the trailer, I wasn’t expecting it to be so somber. I love that the relationship between fathers and daughters is the main focus on this trailer because I think it is a major driving force in Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) character. Throw in that with the father daughter relationship of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van Dye’s (Evangeline Lilly) relationship, which I think will be strained at best, and you’ve got a great base for this movie. One where two fathers strive to be the man their daughter’s think they are, or should be. That is powerfully emotional stuff.
On the other hand, I don’t want everything coming out of Marvel to now try to be a Guardians of the Galaxy clone. Each new movie should be different and inhabit its own skin. The basics of humor, music and a quality story should be there for each, but let’s hope Marvel won’t let anyone just make the same movie with different characters. Maybe I’m off base and I’m struggling to find the right words to describe my fear here. If you know what I am talking about , chime in on the topic in the comments section below.