Guardians of the Galaxy

I think I just found my new favorite Marvel movie.

Where to begin? Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, a kidnapped “Terran” (which means he’s from Earth) raised by outlaws who gets jailed after trying to steal an artifact that turns out to be more powerful than anyone initially realized.  He reluctantly teams up with a powerful assassin, a man looking for revenge, a bounty hunter raccoon, and a talking tree to retrieve the artifact and save the world. These have got to be the weirdest group of heroes in a superhero movie but it works. It works so well. It’s funny, even funnier than your average Marvel movie. It’s got a fantastic soundtrack of hits from the 70’s and 80’s (and frequent appearances from a walkman!). There are subtle connections to the other Avengers movies, as they are all in the same universe. Also, did I mention the talking tree and raccoon?

Ultimately, it’s another fun movie from Marvel that could very well be the best of them all. Can’t wait for the sequel.

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5 thoughts on “Guardians of the Galaxy

  1. jubilare says:

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this.

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    • Mary says:

      I had too, even from my sister who’s not really a fan of action/superhero movies. And what I found most encouraging was that the good reviews weren’t obnoxious, like saying it was the best ever or something. But it was just a lot of fun!

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  2. I have heard nothing but good reviews of this movie.
    And we even get a dancing baby Groot toy
    http://www.nerdist.com/2014/08/rejoice-because-hot-toys-is-making-that-groot-toy-from-guardians-of-the-galaxy/

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  3. I actually went in fully expecting it to be a catastrophe and so I’m even more chuffed it was so good.

    DEFINITELY looking forward to the sequel, and more baddie boss, Thanos is just fantastic.

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