Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the funniest movies that has ever been based on a Marvel comic book series.
The movie is full of comedy, thrills, heart, and awesome visual effects. It’s another job well done by Kevin Feige and company at Marvel Studios. He doesn’t get all the credit though but nobody ever expected that Guardians of the Galaxy would ever see the day of light on the big screen.
Directed by James Gunn from a screenplay co-written by Gunn and Nicole Perlman, the 121 minute movie stars an ensemble cast of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.
The studio that gave us The Avengers has given us a new team that can only be called dysfunctional. At the end of the day, they are heroes. The expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes us into the cosmos. Kidnapped from the planet Earth following his mother’s death when he was young and raised by Michael Rooker’s Yondu, Peter Quill (Pratt), also known as Star-Lord, is subject to a bounty hunt after he steals a mysterious orb that is coveted by Ronan (Pace). This new villain, Ronan, is a Kree and just happens to be a minion of Thanos (Josh Brolin). Unfortunately for Quill and everyone else, Ronan is very powerful and wants to threaten the entire universe.
In order to defeat Ronan, Quill must come to a druce with a band of misfits: Rocket, a gun-toting racoon voiced by Cooper; Groot, the tree-like humanoid voiced by Diesel and says the same line of dialogue over and over (“I am Groot.”); Gamora, the a deadly green-skinned assassin and adopted daughter of Thanos; and Drax the Destroyer, a revenge-driven criminal whose family was killed by Ronan.
It’s not until a meeting with the collector that they find out just what the orb does and the threat that it poses to the galaxy. When Ronan gets ahold of the orb and threatens the planet of Xandar, they team up for a last stand with the galaxy’s fate on the line.
The soundtrack is awesome but that’s also because it’s the mix tape that Quill has with him when he was kidnapped from the planet at such a young age in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Because of this, the soundtrack, Awesome Mix #1 is a nice mix of classic rock songs from the 1970s.
Created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan, the Guardians were originally a superhero team for the 31st century. The film version is set around the current time so that it can fit in nicely with the rest of the Marvel universe.
Advance and press screenings sadly did not include the typical post-credits stinger as Marvel saved the surprise for audiences on opening night.
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