Thursday, July 31, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy is no doubt the last great hit of the summer with an awesome performance by Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, and Chirs Pratt. When I first heard about this, I honestly didn't pay this any attention because I knew nothing about the group. I was introduced to them through the television series Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes then I was hooked because I loved the characters Groot and Raccoon Rocket. After I saw them, I thought they were good side characters but I never thought they would have their own movie.
    But tonight, I was proven wrong and this turned out to be their biggest movie right next to X-Men: Days of Future's Past. The film had everything from drama, action and tons of comedy, mostly because of Chris Pratt who plays Starlord, the leader of the Guardians. Everything starts with Star Lord's past when he was called by his Earth name, Peter Quill. After a tragic loss, he's abducted and spends most of his youth in space and working for a group of thieves then later comes into contact with an artifact. After retrieving it, a huge bounty is placed on his head and that reaches the ears of the rest of his soon to be allies and future foe.
    When united with a common goal, the gang travels across space to reach their destination and avoid capture from galactic enforcement and the main nemesis, Ronan. Ronan is a former accuser of the Kree Empire whom isn't pleased his people signed a piece treaty with their enemy, Xandar, a planet protected by Nova Prime the galactic law enforcement. So he decides to go after Starlord to retrieve the artifact for the powerful Titan known as Thanos and in return, Thanos would destroy Xandar. This will be the first time that the fans will get to see Thanos in all of his glory and you definitely don't want to go to the restroom during that moment.
    Josh Brolin first appears as Thanos and let me tell you, everyone cheered at the sight of the famous villian. As the movie goes on, more is revealed about the artifact that makes the group realize that there are bigger things in the galaxy besides themselves and their own selfish desires. Only when certain death is near do they finally come together and fight back in defense of Xandar and their reputation is established. Marvel had so much faith in this movie, they announced the sequel before finding out if it was a bomb or not. This goes to show that when it's backed by Disney, satisfaction is practically guaranteed.
    People like me who know nothing about this movie will enjoy it and for those that know a lot, I can't say the same because you know more than me. From a fresh point of view, this movie will make millions easily and a sequel will definitely be coming. Also yes there is something at the end of the credits but nothing during so feel free to take a pee break if you have too. A solid 10 out of 10 for this movie but for those wondering about the 3D, not worth the extra money. It's almost bittersweet because we won't see anything Marvel again until Ant Man in July of 2015 and Avengers: Age of Ultron a month later but Marvel has ended this year on a high note. 

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