Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Like most general audiences, I wasn’t familar with this team outside their TV appearance in last year’s Avengers cartoon but I’ve had cautious optimism going in.

Best character in the film (hands down) was Groot, The Flora Colossus mainly because he wasn’t sociopathic nor greedy like the other criminals or thief are. Vin Diesel (Pitch Black) brought similar level of heart he had voicing Iron Giant back in 99′.

Funniest moment comes during the climax when he impales Ronan the Accuser’s army, then slams them across the Dark Aster spaceship’s corridor probably eleven times, and afterwards turns back to face Star-Lord played by Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) along with Drax the Destroyer with the most endearing childlike smile was absolutely hillarious.

Speaking of said-person, Dave Bautista surprised me with his emotional range as Arthur Douglas wiether or not he’s the modified human or just-another-alien is vague. Completely bought his motivation when he confronts his family’s killer while intoxicated after foolishly sending a direct message while at the Knowhere colony. An exception-to-the-rule regarding wrestlers-turned-actors not working despite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson seems like a nice-guy. Gamora (Zoe Saldana) thankfully wasn’t sexualized as trailers made her out to be. Topless scene not there, ass along with kleevage shots go by in a montage so fast it’s unnoticeable.

Nebula’s fued with her adopted sister in the beginning reminded me of the Kitana/Mileena sibling-rivilary from the Mortal Kombat franchise. In-actually she cares about her surrogate relative. Out of all their past siblings she hated her the least as she says in-spite-of evil-acts she commits. However, she follows Thanos (their adopted father) out-of-fear similar but different to Loki’s dread he has to be feeling (which still hasn’t been addressed) after failing to conquer Midgard. Benicio Del Toro’s Collector performance improved this time-around then-in Thor’s after-credit scene.

Soundtrack had good collections of seventies in-addition eighties music which are my kind-of-tunes. Peter Quill dancing on Planet Morag to “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone while kicking or using these nasty little alien gritters as a microphone has been implanted in my brain since first-viewing heartfelt moment with Peter’s mom dying from cancer then getting abducted by Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker). Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” used in all the advertisements became minute in-comprassion. “Black Tears” is where Tyler Bates’ score really hits the mark when the group use their power to destroy the Free.

Didn’t find Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) completely unlikeable examples being comprise his escape plan after Monster from Planet X comically pulls out the prison’s battery out of the wall (while Drax looks-on) or getting Quill to steal an immates’ mechincal leg just for laughs. Insulting Art’s pain although pointing out the recklessness taking on Ronan’s forces in a populated area or joking while Nova Corps member, Denarian Saal (Peter Serafinowicz) calls-out to him before getting crushed-to-death by a Necrocraft does take points off.

Quill along-wth Ranger Rocket (or Ranger Rick as Quill calls him) remain morally-ambiguous by the end in-spite dangers they have or will face later on. Robert Downey’s Tony Stark will always remain narcissistic no matter what screenwriters put him through. Debuting Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan wasn’t a good first impression having been rendered entirely CG. At least Damion Poiter (Star Trek 09′) was in-full-costume minus his face.

Space Gem that might’ve been used to invade multiple planets at conce is used as the MacGuffin-that-will-destroy-everything (also plot-convience) like mishandling the Power stone..again. TPTB haven’t been building up the indiviual abilites these jewels can do before the big-payoff comes in Earth’s Mightest Heroes’ threquel very well.

Overall, it’s definitely more enjoyable then Thor: The Dark World but that’s not saying much but it wasn’t an insufferable farce like Iron Man 3 on the brightside.

Rating: 7 1/2

 

While it wasn’t another Age of Ultron (Winter Soldier) forshadow or the Infinity Gaunlet overarch foretell, Howard The Duck voiced by Seth Green (Robot Chicken) atonishingly in Taneleer Tivan’s throng was something yours trully never expect Marvel Studios would pull.