Oh my goodness you guys. If you like Marvel comics, or sci-fi in general, go see this movie. Now most of this is my opinion because I'm a rabid Marvel
fan, but this movie has everything.
Visual wise: Overdone on the cgi as usual, but still very wonderful graphics. They could have rendered Rocket raccoon's fur better...that's small
potatoes compared to the wonderful space shots.
Acting: Very good. They picked quite a motley crew, but it worked surprisingly well. First we have Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord. Some of you
might remember him as the goofball on Parks and Recreation, he also voiced Emmett in Lego Movie. He did such a superb job at combining comedy and
serious business, while still being a good developed character. Zoe Saldana and Bautista (of MMA) were also perfect cast for Gamora and Drax the
Destroyer respectively. Vin Diesel as Groot really tickled me because it harkened back to when he played the Robot in The Iron Giant. I wasn't too
impressed by Bradley Cooper's portrayal as Rocket, I just didn't feel like he had the character down. Rocket is a little furry psychopath....I wish
they could have stuck with David Tennant as they did in the beginning, that man has his cray down.
Lee Pace (Thranduil from Hobbit, Pushing Up Daisies) nailed Ronan the Punisher. He made me believe that he was a warmongering Kree bent on destroying
a inferior planet, who signed a treaty with more friendly factions of the empire. (much like a certain Israeli man by the name of Ben
) Also, I
believe he is quite an underrated actor.
Glenn Close played Nova Prime, the leader of the planet that Ronan wants to destroy. She was alright for the few scenes she was in, although the last
time i saw her in a film, she was Cruella DeVil.
Surprising casting choice: Karen Gillan (Amy Pond from Doctor Who) as Nebula, Gamora's "sister". I mainly know her as the bossy red head to Matt
Smith's Doctor, she plays a cold hearted android daughter of Thanos, who is helping Ronan. She did very well in that role...fun fact: she actually
shaved her head instead of wearing a bald cap.
Story: Much better than recent movies I have seen due to one factor: NO ROMANCE SHOEHORNED INTO THE PLOT. Sure there was some flirting between
Star-Lord and Gamora, but their relationship is strictly professional.
The sound track was wonderful, mostly music from the 70's and 80's, which plays into the plot very well (and you old timers might like that too
instead of garbage what kids listen to today)
All and all, Guardians of the Galaxy is the must see movie of the summer, and definitely one of the best you will ever see.
And don't forget to stay after the credits for a special surprise...
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