Sunday, August 03, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Along with most of America, we saw Guardians this weekend. I am totally unfamiliar with the comic, but I enjoyed the movie a lot. Chris Pratt pretty much wins movies this year for his fun portray of "Star-Lord" here and his awesome voice portrayal of Emmet in The Lego Movie. (I smiled whenever Emmet's voice came through strongly). The rest of the cast is also good, with Zoe Saldana proving once again that she's one of the most photogenic, interesting people on the planet (or any planet). There was a bit too much verbal exposition in the movie, a problem shared by lots of science fiction movies, but it didn't bog down the story too much.

We've now hit the "second phase" of Marvel superhero movies and the fact that the universe in Guardians is the same as we've been seeing in the Iron Man, Thor and Captain America movies is all kinds of cool. Make sure you stick around for the post-credits scene for a somewhat stunning (and terrifying) character reveal.

Meanwhile, DC Comics can't even pull off a good Superman movie.


SJHoneywell said...

The comment I see and hear most often is that DC complains that a Wonder Woman movie is impossible because the character is too difficult. Meanwhile, Marvel just made $100 million on a movie that features an anthropomorphic raccoon firing a gun while standing on top of a walking tree.

I had a great time watching this movie. I'm glad as hell that I went.

Ipecac said...

Me too. Looking forward to seeing it many more times once Ben gets the Blu-Ray.

I do wish the villains in these movies were more interesting. This guy was pretty much the same as the dark elf in the last Thor movie. (Which is a HUGE shame since the actors who played them, Lee Pace and Christopher Eccleston, are completely fantastic).

Wonder Woman is, after all, a girl, and people don't like girls very much, amiright?