Guardians of the Galaxy review

"The best role Vin Diesel has ever played" 5/5 Reviewed by Adi Mursec

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I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy as someone who massively enjoys comic book movies but isn’t too familiar with the comics or characters this movie was based on. It’s probably one of the most impressive movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s got a great balance of humor, sci-fi and Zoe Saldana.

Compared to all the other Marvel Studios movies I’ve seen over the last ten years or so it’s really refreshing to see one which does something really different. It’s free to do something new without having to think about continuity issues or how it will fit in with other movies which slot in around it. It’s a totally awesome stand along movie on it’s own but will likely cross over in the future to the other Marvel franchises. But as it stands you don’t need to have read any of the comics or seen any of the other Marvel movies to really enjoy this film.

The cast of the movie is what really makes this movie stand out a lot from others I’ve seen in a long time. It follows a group of individuals which couldn’t be further apart in terms of things in common but they find a way to work together and end up saving the galaxy.

Marvel have done an amazing job of putting James Gunn in front of this movie. He’s an amazing director who can put together a great film without all the special effects and millions in a budget. But when you give James Gunn all the most modern CGI technology and a massive budget you get a real experience in the cinema.

James Gunn had a lot of stick when he first started making the movie but after you watch it you just want him to make more. It really sucks that we have to wait two to three years for a sequel.

As for the cast the main character is Peter Quill aka Star Lord who is played by Chris Pratt. From the first scene to the last in the movie he really takes lead of the movie and although I’m not too familiar with his past movies I’m really looking forward to seeing what Marvel have planned for Star Lord in the future.

Groot and Rocket are the CGI characters of the movie and both Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper have done really well on the voices. When they got cast I thought Rocket would just sound like Bradley Cooper normally does but he’s put on a great talking racoon voice. Vin Diesel only really has a few lines in the movie but they say it’s not what you say but how you say it.

Zoe Saldana plays Gamora in the movie who she is an adopted child of Thanos the big bad in the upcoming Avengers 3. Zoe has done a lot of Sci-fi before and I can’t imagine anyone playing Gamora better. Even with the blue skin and aggressive temperament she’s still stunningly attractive.

Casting a professional wrestler in a movie isn’t always a good idea but Dave Bautista shows he can act, kick some ass and deliver some comedy in GOTG. A total tripple threat.

I’ve only seen the movie once but really feel the need to see it again. I’ve seen loads of Stan Lee cameos in movies but to see Lloyd Kaufman in the background of the prison makes me think what other cameos and easter eggs I’ve missed.

The movie also raises the question about we will see a Howard the Duck and GOTG cross over at some point. I’d love to see another Howard the Duck movie but doubt they could top the original one. If James Gunn wanted to try and do it I’d love to watch it.

Overall it’s a great movie and one of the best Marvel has done. Along with Captain America 2 which was out earlier this year I’d say Marvel Studios/Disney are taking over in the movies at the moment.


Posted by Adi Mursec on July 31, 2014

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