Guardians of the Galaxy

GOTG_Payoff_1-Sht_v4b_LgA talking racoon? That’s going to suck! What are they thinking?!

That may not be word for word what I said when I heard about Marvel’s plans for a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but it’s close. I’ve always been more of a Marvel fan than a DC one. Spider-Man has been my favorite superhero for as long as I can remember. Batman is my second, but he’s the only DC Hero I’ve really loved. Whereas Marvel’s X-men, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America are all titles I’ve followed at one time or another. So I’ve been ecstatic about how well Marvel Studios has been doing since the release of Iron Man 1.

It wasn’t until I saw the first teasers that my expectations changed from “this will be a train wreck” to “it might be good.” The more videos that came out, the more interested I got. At some point “it might be good” turned into “it will be good” the turned into “excited, can’t wait to see it.”

So how was it? I saw it twice this weekend. My expectations going into the show were exceeded. When I walked out, I checked the time because if there had been any more showings that night I would have bought another ticket right then. Unfortunately it was 12:30 and there weren’t any more showings so I had to wait for Saturday evening.

What do I love about this movie so much? It’s funny, it’s got smart dialog, and great characters. I loved that I walked out of the theater and couldn’t pick which Guardian was my favorite. Even Drax, whom I expected to be my least favorite, had several of the funniest lines in the movie. The casting, writing, directing, and acting all came together perfectly. It’s really amazing to me that James Gunn was able to introduce five characters all one movie, compared to Marvel using four separate movies to prepare for the Joss’s Avengers movie.

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2 Comments

  1. SevenwindNo Gravatar says:

    Did it make you want to go play some Wildstar? I say that because the raccoon reminds me of the furry thing in Wildstar. You even get a big gun. Does the dialogue remind you of Firefly?

    I’m seeing it tomorrow.

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      I haven’t had any interest in Wildstar yet, Rocket didn’t make me think about the fuzzies in that game at all. The movie definitely has a Firefly feel to it, although it reminded me more of Farscape as far a the tone. It’s funny and a little goofy but without veering into camp or silliness.

      I hope you love it as much as I did.

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