We were invited to a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy! We headed out to AMC in Burbank to breakdown Marvel’s latest film.
“I was only a kid when I left Earth, and I had no idea what the universe had in store for me.”
The newest action and adventure packed film from Marvel Studios introduces a new team the Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie begins in the year 1988, when a young boy named Peter Quill is listening to his Walkman while sitting in a hospital outside his sick mother’s room. Shortly after the opening scene, Peter was abducted by an alien spaceship. The movie then fast forwards to 26 years later where we see an adult Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) listening to that same Walkman as he tours an alien planet. Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan (Lee Pace), a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket(Bradley Cooper), a gun-toting raccoon, Groot (Vin Diesel), a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer (Dave Batista).
However, when Peter discovers the true power of the orb, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
The film was filled with much action, adventure, but the movie also has great comedy, especially from Rocket, which kept the movie flowing. We loved that this movie showed each characters vulnerable side and not just their tough super hero side. Each character was loveable had their own story, yet they all have things in common which is friendship, being misfits, and wanting the mysterious orb kept out of Ronan’s hands.
The actors in this film gave an outstanding performance, which made this movie even better, the story line was amazing and is sure to please all fans and movie goers especially Marvel fans! We would consider this one of the best super hero movies we have seen in a while.
Guardians of the Galaxy is in theaters everywhere August 1, 2014
Photo Credit: Marvel Studios