YAY! wasn't expecting this so soon.
I get the impression that Ant-Man would have been better if Marvel had been nicer to Edgar Wright.
I wish you guys would stop whining about Edger Wright and give the movie a chance directors get changed all the time look at wonderwoman and black panther
Because changing a director before a movie goes into production and changing a director while the movie is well into production are the same thing. Well done.
That and I never said the movie looked bad.
Criticizing something while still thinking it looks fun! Pfffft, whaaaaat?
I agree. This looks okay, but basically a fairly anonymous by the numbers Marvel movie. I think they're more interested in consistency than producing a film that stands on its own.
directors gets changed all the time these our marvel properties dyou think im happy with marvel changing civil war for caps movie no im not civil war is such a great grey story about liberty and freedom vs security instead the end of credits scene confirmed that cap civil war wont be that story it'll be a confrontation between iron man and cap dyou to iron man finding out that the winter solider killed his father knowing that im very dissapointed
I'm surprised they pushed the Baskin Robbins so hard, would have thought that Terminix, Orkin and Raid would have been natural partners.
And does this movie open the door for Inch High Private Eye's cinema bow?
And BabyMan seems like a great disguise for a spy until someone decides you need a change of clothes.
What's the big deal about product placement in comic book movies? After the sacred "Dark Knight" trilogy everyone says these films should be more realistic. If it takes you out of the movie then I'm sorry but that's your problem. To me, Gulf, Kinko's, or in this case, Baskin Robbins, are nothing more than locations the characters happen to go to.
But I guess when Marvel does something stupid it's ok.
Baby man. I feel like that should be a real thing too.
Brad, there appears to be somebody living in the back seat of your car.
Hah! This is the Midnight Screenings Ghost. This is all one long, found footage experiment where the Braddy Bunch discover they're being stalked and killed. This is just the buildup.
I noticed this too. Probably a serial killer.
It's not his car. He hijacks strangers cars for the midnight screenings. It has something to do with hiding his internet gold or something,. I'm not sure, exactly, but that's the word on the street.
Shhhhhh, You'll wake them.
Can't a guy jack off in Brad's backseat in peace?
Actually, watching it again, It's one of Brian's slaves. You can plainly see the mark of the branding iron on the upper arm. I'm pretty certain it's the one he uses as a footstool so that his rheumatism can drain from his legs like James Mason did in Mandingo.
It's probably Sarah. He mentions that she and Ryan were going to watch Trainwreck but Ryan had something come up at the last minute but Sarah was with them already so she took a nap in the car.
If we're being serious here, then that's probably Lettie, since she always sees the movies that Brian sees.
For a movie you didn't think you'd be able to say much about, you did pretty well. Although, as usual, you weren't talking about the movie for most of it. I still feel like I've got a fair idea of what to expect from this movie, though.
Were there ants?
I will be extremely disappointed if this movie doesn't have ants.
Only one. The sequel, Ants-Man, will have more.
The spin-off, Pants-Man, will tell the tale of the ants' bold attempts to open up a boutique craft soda company. In somebody's pants. Hijinks will ensue.
…hi-jinks that will be threatened by the dreaded Dr. Van Kruglor!
The product placement was weird since the prominent stuff was used by villains or obstacles for Scott. Baskin Robbins fires him and the HYDRA guy is eating lifesavers.
And yes, the villain was so silly that he's kind of amazing. "Goodbye Frank"
I felt like the product placement was pretty natural. The only thing that felt out-of-place was mentioning the smoothie twice by name. Other than that the characters talked about the company like real people would. And let's face it, the "Baskin Robbins always finds out" joke was pretty funny.
conan getting mac-rolled by paul rudd still funny after all these years.
Respect the Rudd.
There are X-Babies. They're cute
And Powerpack. But they suck
I wouldn't say that power pack sucks,per say, for their time they were really good. But I'm a fan of them. Why do you think they suck?
When I was a kid, we made fun of Power Pack because they were kids. But I've read their comics and a lot of them are good, especially the early ones.
Power Pack was rather decent .... especially compared to a lot of the truly juvenile dreck that was being done back then. Hell, I think I might even have had a subscription for awhile....
Thanks for being the one place on the internet where I can get V.I. Warshawski talk.
Stop stealing my name!
Brad I respect your option but Michael Pena stole the show in this movie. I loved his constant happy outlook on his shitty life and the way he explains things in flashback details. He made everyone in the theater laugh including me. Michael Douglas was great, Paul Rudd was awesome. The movie took full advantage of the ability to turn small. Ants are cute. The action was great. This movie didn't need to be poetic, its a great popcorn flick.
Also Jurassic World was the best movie of this year.
your commentary is excelent because it works as a genuine expresion of enjoyment for simple action movies and also as a sarcastic condemnation of them
The real star of this review is Lettie's hand
Umm...did you actually censor Brian saying "goddamnit" at 23:10? What the hell?
No. When we're recording, there's always a point where the file in the camera splits off into another file. When that happens, there's usually a half a second skip. This happens in pretty much all of the Midnight Screenings.
Ah, I see. Thanks for answering. It just seemed so weird.
Brad? what the hell is Baskin robbins? what ever it is we do not have it in Canada. you need to let you other fans know that the hell this stuff is. we hardly have any fast food place's in Canada!
It's a place that sells ice cream,
Like DQ? we have DQ.
Old-school ice cream chain... famous for its "31 flavors" slogan (idea of a different flavor every day of the month)
There are Baskin Robins in Canada, or there were until fairly recently.
This idiot isn't me
Somewhat like DQ but its ice cream isn't necessarily soft serve and they have like a butt ton of flavors. Does Canada have Brusters? It's like that. (Though I dunno if that's more of a regional thing.)
No Brusters. or white castle or jack in the box or anything brad eats. you know how lucky you are to have dewshine?
I don't think the Baskin Robbins thing was as bad as you guys thought, it was pretty funny for me actually. In fact I just found this article and it wasn't even their first choice. They probably did get money for it, but the joke came first.
I agree. It was just a funny short running gag to me. Just because it's technically product placement doesn't make it automatically bad.
That article is also pretty interesting. Makes Chipotle sound like sticks in the mud, and I'm glad they went with Baskin Robbins for the same reason they said.
Yeah, and they never really talked about it in a way that seemed unnatural. It's like, if you see a character drinking a Coke a lot of people's reactions will be "OH NO PRODUCT PLACEMENT," while at the same time, a lot of people drink Coke.
I mean, is this video product placement for AMC with that cup in frame?
I feel that Age Of Ultron is the only Marvel movie that's actually bad, and that The Dark World was the only sequel that they did correctly (I don't count The Winter Soldier because it was more like a successful second attempt).
I dunno man. The only Marvel movie I actually dislike is Iron Man 2. I can't bring myself to rewatch it. I just don't enjoy it. Was Ultron really that bad or was it just a disappointment to you?
Age Of Ultron was like a pretend movie to me, like it was made by an alien that studied movies for so long that it thought it could make something like them. I had a similar problem with Iron Man 2, but to a much lesser degree, so it was still kind of watchable.
I normally would say thor 2, iron man 2, Age of Ultron, ect were bad.
But since Marvel just keeps remaking the same films with a skin change until they change that shit i'm on the side that MOST of them are bad.
Or at least dull and uninspired.
But Brad... fans want to know....
Did Michael Peña have fucking incidental music?
As someone who suffers from allergies I feel you bro
Oh my gosh, I just saw Trainwreck. Brad, you're gonna love it. Trust me. It was consistently hysterical!
Not to mention, it has a Caligula reference!
Very excited to see "Lloyd" next week. But I'm curious and I'm sure some of my fellow Snobbers are interested - will we ever see Braddie Broderick and the Admiral again? Go Cimino on that shit.
If you didn't enjoy Alien 3 that much Brad check out the extended cut instead. It's based on Finchers original notes and is quite a different film. It a big improvement over the theatrical cut, crappy ending effects aside.
I didn't make this post.
Then who was post?
well, anyone can post as a guest so long as they provide a name, email, and website.
I was pleasantly surprised by ant-man. The whole lead up to this film has been pretty negative. I walked in with no expectations and had a fun time. This one will stick with me far more then A2 did. The action sequences are some of best in a super hero movie to date and creative to boot. The comedy works when it's just Rudd, Lily and Douglas throwing banter around. The villain is pretty good and he was so convincing that I was actually mildly surprised when *spoiler* he turned out to know what was happening all along.
I totally agree that Pena and his two other friends were grating as hell but thankfully they are only in the first act and in the climax so they don't boat anchor the whole thing like Dennings does in the thor movies. Overall It's probably one of the better Marvel movies.
I really like that most of the phase 2 Marvel movies tries to give each movie it's own spin on an established genre but with super heroes. Ant-man is a heist film, GOTG is a space opera and CA2 was a spy thriller.
Ah, so you get to choose between Southpaw and Pixels next week. I have zero interest in the latter, but if word of mouth is strong enough on the Gyllenhaal flick, I'll give it a try. The guy's been excellent as of late.
I really don't see what you guys are talking about when you say the villain should have just sold the "goop gun". Pretty much it's only advantage over a regular gun or energy weapon is that it dosn't leave a body.
If it disintegrates people, it's effectively a one-hit kill regardless of where you clip them. Sounds like an advantage to me.
Neat review as always. Out of curiosity, you guys gonna check out Self/Less anytime soon? That Ben Kingsley/Ryan Reynolds movie? I'm pretty sure it got a wide release coupl'a weeks ago. Just checkin'. Peace!
God, I fail at watching videos.
Well, we all know what was really missing from Ant-Man. Paul Rudd luckily fixed those issues when he took a clip to show on Conan's show. Every movie needs more McDonald's and coke product placement.
Why is the Thor video not working Brad?
Get off your lazy ass and fix it!
That naked, sexy arm in the back seat looks so sweet I think I could bite it off >:)
Its a standard Marvel movie we've seen before?
So its doing the exact same shit that people are getting sick of in Marvel films?
I cant be the only one getting tired of all these Iron Man remakes.
For one thing, this one is funnier than Iron Man...and it's also a heist film.
If you think every Marvel movie is exactly the same you're *really* not paying attention to them.
The only real problem is the "Good guys win" syndrome.
Actually one thing I found very refreshing about this film is I believe it's the only one so far where the mentor character didn't die. I was fully expecting Michael Douglas to die by the end and to my surprise he lived. Here's to seeing him in the next movie. ^v^
So when is Lloyed coming to the site?
Martin Donovan is in this? Awesome!
I'm a fan.
I really enjoyed "Ant-Man" myself, though like some I went into it not expecting too much aside from the comedic moments presented in the trailer; still, I definitely agree that it made very good use out of 3D so it's almost worth it just for that alone.
Though speaking of "Thor" I'm a bit disappointed that Loki didn't make a cameo… or at least Loki's boot. =3
…and speaking of "Mission Impossible" I've also decided to prepare myself for the upcoming movie by going back and watching… the television series. Ha. I'll check out the previous four Cruise films once I'm done with Season One.
As much as I liked the 1996 Mission Impossible movie, I grew up watching the 60s TV in syndication with my dad. Jim Phelps was so cool and what they did to his character in the movie, it's almost unforgivable. I've seen too many shows and movies where they use an old character that everyone loves, and then turn that character into a bad guy so everyone will fall in love with the new hero and follow their antics. However after 3 I pretty much just accept that this film series just takes place in an alternate reality since it's kind of missed the point of what the IMF was originally suppose to stand for.
I'm writing a script for Baskman and Robbins. Copyright 2015
Turns out all they had to do to stop somebody from turning into goo was to put a baseball in front of the beam
Will there be a midnight screening for "Straight Outta Compton"?
In all honesty, I thought Ant-Man was a lot of fun until it turned in to the standard fare of Superhero vs Supervillain. Which would have been more fun had the villain not been so bland.
Baby-Man? Don't know about Marvel, but there's one of those in Axe Cop.
Finally saw this, and it was awesome!
We got the Batman v Superman trailer, and it looks amazing!
Flame shields up!
Oh, God, I remember those fucking promos for that LOST episode. That was when I stopped watching the "Next week on LOST" snippets. What a terrible episode.