Guardians of the Galaxy Review and Ramblings
Today is the big day! Guardians of the Galaxy has blasted off into the galaxy for all to see. I’ll have to forewarn you though. I’m no expert by any means when it comes to comics and I have never read any of the comics for Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969) and was created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan. I came into this movie completely blind and not knowing what to expect. That said, if you are coming in it blindly like I am sure you will be just as blown away by it as I was. Even if you are a huge comic book buff, I hope you enjoy it just as much. It has the perfect mix riding the lines between an epic action packed space adventure, silliness, super bad-bad guys with just a tad of romance, and an excellent sound track to boot! It is a very fun movie, bound to be the blockbuster hit of the summer. It’s exactly what a comic book movie should be, or what I would think it should be.
In a nutshell, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” starts out with our hero, a brash adventurer named Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) who finds himself in the middle of an unrelenting bounty hunt after he stole a mysterious orb that the evil villain, Ronan, so desperately wants as he has ambitions that threaten the well being of the entire universe. Peter ends up in a unusual group of misfits that he has to learn to trust if they want to help save the universe. Joining him is Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like figure with a very limited vocabulary, the very deadly Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer who is out for revenge. When the power of the orb is revealed to them, they must do their best to rally together with the galaxy’s fate in their hands.
Highlights to like about the film:
1) The Cast
With an all-star cast that is extremely likable and funny, what is there not to like about this film? Chris Pratt as Peter Quill is an amazing fit, as Chris makes for one really fun, comedic and engaging character as Peter. Zoe Saldana as Gamora makes for one beautiful and powerful villain fighting machine. Dave Batista as Drax who may be a large and scary looking being, but he sure had the comic timing down to a T. Vin Diesel as Groot, a large lifelike tree figure doesn’t say much, but his lines are timed perfectly at just the right moments. Then you have Bradley Cooper as Rocket the Racoon who also fits into the storyline perfectly with his bad self and sarcastic and witty remarks. You will find yourself laughing throughout the film at this dream team.