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REVIEW — “Guardians of the Galaxy”


Check out our interview with Djimon Hounsou HERE

THIS is the Marvel film we’ve all been waiting for. While it isn’t a recognizable brand, and the characters are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, this is the BEST Marvel film to date. Its creative writing, unique characters, BEAUTIFUL CGI/Scenery, kick-ass action, and massive franchise potential makes this the best flick of the summer.


There’s very little to complain about in this so I’ll just knock that out of the way. While played brilliantly by Lee Pace, Ronan the Accuser is another weak Marvel villain. Strong as the character might be his motivation is very cliché in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it doesn’t make for a very compelling villain. Add to this that he, and Djimon Hounsou’s Korath the Pursuer, get maybe 25 minutes of screen time combined. Granted the movie is extremely enjoyable because of everything that surrounds these two characters, but it would have been that much better had we truly felt menaced by the enemy.


The casting in this was brilliant, and spot-on. Chris Pratt NAILS IT as Peter Quill AKA Starlord. While he doesn’t make a convincing action star he was a brilliant comedic lead, and brought a lot of heart and soul to his character. Vin Diesel and Bradely Cooper voiced their characters, Groot and Rocket respectively, expertly. They added the emotion and depth needed for all moments, and became instant hits with the audience. Surprisingly Dave Bautista was a perfect Drax the Destroyer. I haven’t liked anything he has done in film until this moment, and now I can’t wait to see him in more things. His presence dominates every scene he is in, and his line delivery was so perfect he ended up with some of the funniest moments. Zoe Saldana as Gamora was alright as well. She didn’t bring anything in particular to the character that made her memorable to me, but they definitely picked the right actress for an ass-kicking role. Michael Rooker also stood out as a somewhat mentor, Yondu, and I can’t wait to see what they do with his character in the future.


The special effects in this were amazing, and mixed seamlessly in with the practical effects and live sets. They did a great job immersing you in this world to the point where you forget you’re watching a movie. The soundtrack was a character in itself too, and inspired many a theater going patron to become a karaoke all-star (sometimes to the chagrin of those near them…like me). For the most part the action scenes were easy to follow as well, and it blows every other Marvel film away with exception to “The Avengers” in terms of size, scope, and frequency.


“Guardians of the Galaxy” is a breath of fresh air in the cloud of stale popcorn farts of typical summer blockbusters. It has interesting/unique characters with room to develop over a franchise, kick-ass action, stunning visual effects, and great comedy. It only lacks a truly compelling antagonist, but more than makes up for that with amazing music, and bad-ass 3D! This is truly a MUST-SEE summer flick. 4.5/5

Check out our interview with Djimon Hounsou HERE


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  1. Kyle Fraser
    August 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    Couldn’t agree more, except I think I like this more than The Avengers, could even go as far to say I think this is my favorite comic book adaptation so far. Though that’s probably because I read a lot of comics and already love Guardians of the Galaxy.

    I think the small parts with Ronan in were good too, from the comics I’ve read with him in so far, he doesn’t seem to be seen a lot in those either. So from my perspective the film stayed true with that character to the comics.

  2. Sam SkySkywalker
    August 15, 2014 at 4:26 am — Reply

    Hi, amateur here with an honest question. No I’m not a movie critic so I know what I am seeing and experiencing in a movie is not as in depth, so I am aware that I could be wrong;
    but if this movie isn’t 5/5 stars then what movie is?

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