Directed by James Gunn
Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, and Benicio del Toro
I have a feeling this review below won’t be my best. It might just be shitty and empty but I’m going to write my thoughts anyway.
Just what I expected from a Marvel movie. Guardians of The Galaxy is an entirely new world for me in the Marvel Universe since I don’t follow the comics. With fresh faces and fresh characters, GoTG offers that familiar well-written wittiness combined with superb action scenes and a whole other landscape in the galaxy.
In the lead is Chris Pratt, playing a character named Peter Quill, a human (Terran, as they refer to us from Earth) who was abducted when he was a kid and brought to another planet by a blue-skinned alien named Yondu. Quill, also known as Star-Lord, is unexpectedly the target of a manhunt ordered by the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace). Between all the shenanigans, he meets and teams up four other criminals, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. Together they go by all means to save the galaxy.
It’s action-packed but fun, the kind of fun that makes you want to move. It’s hilarious now and then. The five of them make a fantastic team (close to the Avengers, perhaps?). Rocket is an extremely funny character, very talkative and he won’t shut up. Much to the opposite, Groot has only three words in his vocabulary spoken in Vin Diesel voice, but he might just be the one character who steals hearts away. Although, I’m all for Rocket Raccoon. I don’t know if it’s because he makes me laugh or because Bradley Cooper voices him.
In the end, I’d like to see it again and I can’t wait for it to return just like it says it will at the end of the movie just before the credit title. Plus, it raises so much curiosity in me about who Peter Quill really is. Who is his father? Is he an unknown alien? Or could he be an Asgardian? Well, like I said I don’t follow the comics and I would really like to find it all out from the upcoming movies because I love it when everything connects!
My rating: 8.3/10
P.S. I sat through all the credit but there was only Howard The Duck (don’t even know him) and The Collector doing god knows what. Pretty disappointed because I was hoping for a post credit scene about Age of Ultron.