I will NOT be watching “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Ok. I am completely lying. I am absolutely going to see “Guardians of the Galaxy” this weekend! You would be a fool not rush out to the theater and catch the soonest showtime. This movie is going to be epic!
First off, lets take care of the last minute leaks. An official image of Thanos from “Guardians of the Galaxy” has been leaked. I am sorry that it is dark, but here he is, in all of his glamour. You can see the image below.
Moving on. I had my doubts when the GOTG was announced. I sat at my desk and just scratched head, wondering how Marvel was going to be able to pull this film off. A rag-tag group of characters from a comic book that I have never heard of is going to be a hard sell. Trust me, I have had my doubts.
Marvel Studios has continued to amaze audiences and critics alike with their real world takes on the beloved characters from their comic book universe. This Marvel melee-fest started back 2008 with “Iron Man” and has since only gotten bigger and better.
So where to begin? There is almost too many reasons to go and see “Guardians of the Galaxy” this weekend. The tone of this film is funny, witty, crude, going from silly and comedic to high-stakes drama and action, and everything else along the way. This instantly brings my mind back to the feelings that I experienced the first time I saw “The Fifth Element.” “The Fifth Element” was a film that had just the right amount humor and sci-fi goodness. It was a timeless movie that ranks near the top of my movie favorites list.
There are 5 reasons to go watch “Guardians of the Galaxy” this weekend:
1. Chis Pratt
There are a few instances where we see an actor fully sync with their character. This is one of those instances. From the trailer we can see how sold Pratt is with his character Peter Quill/ Star Lord in GOTG. I don’t really even need to go any further in this list, but I will for continuity’s sake.
2. An Amazing Director and Humor/Action Filled Script
James Gunn has directed films all over the spectrum, from “Scooby Doo” to “Slither.” I think that Marvel’s first step into space is in good hands. After seeing the trailer, this film is riddled with extremely funny moments. It seems as though the flow between action and humor is completely balanced. I am going to add the soundtrack into this section, because the soundtrack is going to drive this entire film. It is the one thing that will keep the whole movie grounded as well.
3. Dynamic Supporting Cast
Chris Pratt is not alone on this adventure through space. Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana round out this ensemble. They play a talking tree, a talking raccoon, an ill-tempered destroyer, and an assassin. Could you ask for anything more? Joss Wedon will be proud.
4. Special Effects
The effects look stunning. The scenes that we have glimpsed look beautiful, from the stunning landscapes and setting, to the awe-inspiring action sequences. We are in for one hell of a joyride.
Marvel has not failed us once. They have delivered time and time again (if you don’t count Iron Man 3). No one would have ever thought that this could be possible. Marvel is the gambit here. They accept nothing short of excellence from each film, and the proof is in their films.
So, will you be watching “Guardians of the Galaxy” this weekend?
James Gunn and lead actor Chris Pratt are aiming to misbehave. It is definitely safe to say that this film is one that you definitely shouldn’t pass on, I know that I won’t.