Monday, 4 August 2014

Marvel 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Film Review

 

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is abducted the night his mother died, becoming a thief for a group known as the Ravagers. When he comes across a strange orb, wanted by Kree Ronan (Lee Pace) for intergalactic takeover, he becomes the subject of a wild chase, joined by Kree traitor and assassin Gamora (Zoe Zaldana), a tree Groot (Vin Diesel) and a scientific experiment Racoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper). 


'Guardians of the Galaxy' throws you straight into the action with pacy sequences and snappy dialogue. Humour is the key piece that sets this movie apart from anything else like it, with Pratt's Quill occasionally dancing spontaneously, backed by the film's soundtrack, also Quill's Awesome Mix Vol 1, as seen in the movie. 


Though the flow of the movie is primarily linear, the two hours fly by. The unfortunate predictability of all the twists and turns result in a lack of surprise, but the movie is nonetheless filled with fun and energy. At times, the film is so serious on not being serious that you just can't help but just enjoy it, and it does it so well.

Ending in true Star Trek fashion, the 'Guardians' of the Galaxy will embark on their next adventure in 2017.

~~~CAST~~~
Chris Pratt- Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana- Gamora
Bradley Cooper- Rocket
Vin Diesel- Groot
Lee Pace- Ronan

Also stars John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Djimon Hounsou and Benicio Del Toro.


Chris Pratt leads the strong cast with true charisma and uninhibited personality as likeable Peter Quill, supported by 'green Avatar' Zoe Saldana, who shoes sass as assassin Gamora. 

~~~OVERALL 7.5/10~~~
'Guardians of the Galaxy' is this Summer's Superhero popcorn blockbuster, opening with unique style and featuring a super cast. Marvel's latest offering is funny, quick, emotional, and though seen-before, does it better than any other galactic adventure in recent years.

With a great tie-in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bring on The Avengers: Age of Ultron!

2 comments:

  1. This really is a marvelous film, space opera at its very best. And it's an enormous amount of fun, the kind of film that you can watch over and over again and will probably end up setting the standard for others that follow.

    Highly, highly recommended.

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