Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has been out for a few days now. We thought rather than give a flat-out review, we would simply share a few of our thoughts. What’s the difference? Well, ummm… it’s just different.
Anyway, Guardians of the Galaxy tells the story of a group of ragtag otherworldly creatures who band together to save the galaxy. You have Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord, a human (for the most part) who is the unofficial leader of the crew. You have Zoe Saldana as Gamora, an orphan from an alien world who was trained to be an assassin. You have Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, who simply wants to get revenge against the one who killed his wife and child. You have Vin Diesel as Groot, a tree-like humanoid. And finally you have Bradley Cooper as Rocket, a genetically altered talking raccoon with a love for brandishing handguns. This is five random thoughts about the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
5. This Movie Is Awesome!
First things first, this movie is indeed awesome. People seem to have a lot of negative things to say about Marvel as of late but that doesn’t change the fact that they are definitely winning. Earlier this year we got the equally great Captain America: The Winter Soldier and now this. Director and co-writer James Gunn brings a giddiness and a wondrous, to a film that could have very easily been a disaster. Also, a million bonus points for the Lloyd Kaufman cameo. Troma for life!
4. We Really Want To Have Sex With Nebula
Sorry to be so blunt, but it’s true. When this film goes down in the history books it will surely be Zoe Saldana’s Gamora who will be remembered as the hot alien of the franchise. Though, for our money there is just something about her blue-skinned sister. Nebula (played by Karen Gillan) is essentially the henchwoman of our bad guy (though that’s really oversimplifying things). She actually doesn’t get that much screen-time, but she does survive the entire film. So let’s hope we get more from this sexy extraterrestrial in the upcoming GOTG sequel.
3. Rocket Doesn’t Know What A Raccoon Is?
This is probably something that is explained much more in the comics but as far as the film goes, Rocket is quite the mystery. In fact when Star-Lord calls him a raccoon, he doesn’t even know what that is. Really? Nobody has ever explained this to him? In the film they explain that he’s the product of some sort of illegal genetic engineering. Even Rocket himself goes off on a rant where he explains how he was taken apart and put back together again. After everything that Rocket has been through, it seems odd that nobody has ever mentioned to him that he is indeed a talking raccoon.
2. We Want To Have A ’70s Dance Party
After you get finished watching Guardians of the Galaxy, you might find yourself with the uncontrollable urge to dance (just like Kevin Bacon in Footloose). This is thanks to the rockin’ soundtrack that sets the tone perfectly for the film. Of course, we all heard Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” play during all of the trailers leading up-to the film’s release. Though, when the actual film came out, the awesome tunes just kept coming. From Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love” to The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb,” this is one mix-tape we’d gladly rock out to.
1. We Really Want To See A New Howard The Duck Movie
As everybody knows by now, if you go to the theater to see a Marvel film, you never leave before the credits are over. This time around Marvel blessed us with an after-credits cameo featuring none other than our favorite cigar-smoking pal Howard the Duck. For those of you who aren’t aware, Howard was created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik during the early ’70s.
Howard was brought to the big-screen in 1986, thanks to our pal George Lucas. The film, of course, is considered one of the worst movies of all time. Now that Disney owns Marvel as well as Lucasfilm, now seems like the perfect opportunity to get this franchise rebooted. So, is Howard the Duck getting a movie? Probably not, but he should. We just hope Lea Thompson is available.
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