We have come a long way since the beginning of the MCU. The storytelling and craftsmanship of the MCU goes without saying at this point. One could argue that phase 4 has not been great and not a lot seems to make sense. While I do not prescribe to that exactly, I do feel some of the "funnier" storylines or more accurately, the comedy/jokes they have put into these movies have not been good. Without picking apart the MCU, I will simply refer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Although this was a great movie, everybody was given a joke. In the previous Guardians movie, it was simply just Drax who provided the audience with a laugh. The second movie it seemed like everyone had a joke and it kind of hampered the movie. This has been the case with a lot of MCU movies of late, so I am sure there is more than a handful of people who don't mind some sillyness and jokes, but not to be laughing all the time. I guess one argument is, they do this to balance out the heaviness of some of the themes, but...I don't know, some movies do it better than others. Thor: Ragnarok to Thor: Love and Thunder is an example of that.
The music in the trailer has me. The music in the Guardians movies have all been great so for this trailer, it is simply continuing a standard, but this music! It is possible that, due to learning that this will be the last movie with the current team line up, the music just hits me different as there are rumours that members of the team will die, like...die die. No coming back type of die. There will be stakes in this movie and the runners up are Dave Batista as Drax the Destroyer and Cooper as Rocket the Raccoon. If done well, we will have some much needed levity and humour, hopefully provided by Drax and Mantis (I cannot be the only person he finds Mantis' background antics hilarious), but I do believe this movie will draw out the tears. We have spent some time with this loveable group and too see any of them actually die, I do believe will be heart wretching. That scream from Peter Quill in this trailer looks like real pain and loss. Deep breath guys. We can do this together.