Guardians Of The Galaxy

Picture Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Picture Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Guardians Of The Galaxy is a space superhero movie based on the Marvel comic of the same name.  The Guardians Of The Galaxy are not your usual superheroes which makes them all the more appealing.  They are each unique in their own way and are more of a group of criminal misfits than superheroes.
Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, is abducted when he is a boy by a group of space pirates.  Flashing forward, Quill is shown much older and little is explained regarding the time in between.  Going by the name, Star Lord, Quill is a bit of a treasure hunter, but only for the right price.  After stealing an orb containing an unknown power, Quill is brought into a deadly battle that could destroy everything.
Sent to retrieve the orb, Gamora (a deadly assassin) locks into an intense fight with Quill for the orb.  Having seen Quill with a report for 40,000 units on his head, bounty hunters Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) join the tussle only for all four to be arrested and thrown in jail.  It is in jail they meet the fifth member of their group, Dax the Destroyer.
The film is based on a comic book so I imagine the books are able to explain quite a bit more.  When it comes to space books or movies it can be difficult to grasp what it going on but you just have to go in with an open mind.  The soundtrack for the film consists of 80’s hits which are memorable and very catchy.  I imagine this strikes a nostalgic tone with many viewers and you are stuck with the songs in your head even after the movie is over.
Despite Pratt’s movie resume, I never really paid attention enough to see him as anyone to keep an eye out for.  After watching Guardian’s Of the Galaxy and hearing he will be starring in a new Jurassic World movie I must admit he has my attention now; it also doesn’t hurt that he is a bit of a stud.
Guardian’s Of the Galaxy is a bit long sitting in at two hours.  Despite a lot of action I will admit my attention wondered a bit.  Still it has a really great new feel to it and would be interested in checking out a sequel, which it alludes to, if it is on the horizon ($$$).  Any fan of the Marvel films or space action films will really enjoy this movie.

 

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