Don't you just hate spoilers? I do, too. That's why I always try to include warnings. However, I sometimes ramble a bit too much here or there and maybe a few (or many) key plot points slip without me giving proper notice. So I'd like to include a blanket spoiler warning for the weary internet travelers of the world: Here There Be Spoilers. You've been warned.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

You want an amazing superhero flick? Yeah, you've seen The Avengers and all of the other Marvel movies. Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy? No? What the HELL are you doing???? Go see it. Like now. I'll wait until you get finished watching.

Back already? Doesn't your life just feel that much more complete now?

Oh, wait a minute... You said you had seen it. Oh. I thought you said you hadn't. Next time use proper sentences. "I had seen it," sounds very awkward as a sentence. 

Anyway, let's move on. 

This review is coming about a week late because I saw it back on Tuesday so it's not like I just got back from it or anything like that. At the time I wasn't sure if it would even be in theaters for much longer. Movies just don't stay around in theaters for long these days. At the time I thought I was probably the last human being on earth to see this movie in theaters. 

So if you still haven't seen it or want to see it again in theaters then do it quickly. It's worth it. 

One thing I loved about the movie was the music. I don't normally single out superhero movies for their music because most of the time the music is just there as background so you can watch Hulk beat the shit out of Loki. Sure, the music in Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy was fairly effective, but that's not quite the same thing as the music in Guardians of the Galaxy

The music is from the 70's and even though this is a futuristic superhero flick it actually makes for the perfect marriage. Plus, I love music from the 70's. 

The humor is also a welcome refresher. Sure, Tony Stark made some good quips in the Iron Man movies, but those were only good for a chuckle or two. The movies themselves weren't hilarious. 

Guardians of the Galaxy is legitimately hilarious, through and through. I mean, two of the main characters of this film are a racoon (Bradley Cooper) and a tree (Vin Diesel). 

Our primary hero is the goofy Peter "Star-Lord" Quill, though. In real life his name is Chris Pratt and you might know him best from his role in Parks and Recreation. I didn't even recognize him, though. Of course, I haven't watched for than a few episodes of P&R so I guess it is no surprise I didn't recognize him. He is really the glue that holds this movie together. Equal parts badass and goofball, Star-Lord is probably the most realistic hero I've seen in quite some time. He's like a funnier Tony Stark that can't invent cool shit. 

I cannot recommend this film enough. 







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