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The Ant-Man and the Wasp Honest Trailer Is Here to Make Fun of the Quantum Realm

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Screen Junkies’ Ant-Man and the Wasp Honest Trailer has landed and yeah, it’s pretty funny. Making jokes about a comedy is always hard, especially a comedy that’s as strong as the Ant-Man sequel, but the Honest Trailer team is more than up to the task.

The trailer begins with a montage of our favorite Avengers getting snaptured, and following it up by “answering the least important question on everyone’s minds: where was Paul Rudd?” The trailer calls Ant-Man “the franchise everyone likes but no one really cares about” which, let’s be real, isn’t entirely off base.

The trailer also makes fun of Michael Douglas for not watching Captain America: Civil War and having no idea what was going on the Ant-Man and the Wasp plot. I’d like to make the argument that you could have watched every MCU movie and still had no idea what was going on, because it’s hard to keep the plot points straight of like, 20-something movies. Marvel plotlines are basically a giant Jenga, where removing one piece/movie can cause the whole thing to tumble.

The trailer also pokes fun at Ant-Man, calling him “the hero who toes the line between effortless charm and just plain effortless,” which is … accurate. Scott Lang’s continual struggle to learn how to hero right is made all the more humorous by Hope van Dyne’s natural talent. If there was any complaint to be made about the first Ant-Man, it would be how the film completely benches Hope in favor of Scott’s hero’s journey. Part of what makes the sequel so fun is that we finally get to see The Wasp in action, and she is so much better at the hero thing than Scott is.

Another thing the trailer points out is how Hank Pym is “the guy who invented an end to world hunger, then used it to build fighting suits (solid burn). It also pokes fun at Marvel’s trope of “serious girlfriends rolling their eyes at dumb heroes” and Marvel’s lack of diversity with Luis, “who makes up for being the MCU’s only Mexican character by being the absolute most Mexican character.”

What do you think of the Ant-Man and The Wasp Honest Trailer?

(via /Film, image: screengrab)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.