Friday, August 1, 2014

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Saw it.

If you haven't yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy, drop what you are doing and go see it.

If you have seen it... OH MY GOD WASN'T THAT THE BEST MOVIE EVER????

It was the perfect mix of engaging characters, humor ("I need that guy's eye"), action, effects, and fun.

Guardians of the Galaxy is the story of Peter Quill, an Earth-born lad who is abducted by aliens and grows up to be a sort of thief-pirate. Peter (who prefers to go by the nickname of "Star Lord") acquires a sphere, which he tries to fence. He runs afoul of Gamora, a lovely, green-skinned, assassin who is the surrogate daughter of the evil Thanos. She and her "sister", Nebula, serve the insane Kree warlord Ronan the Accuser. While Peter and Gamora duke it out, in comes "Rocket", an intelligent and bipedal raccoon and Groot, a walking tree with a limited vocabulary ("I am Groot").

Stuff happens and these four find themselves in a bad situation and meet Drax the Destroyer, a big, bald, humor-deficient killing machine.

And then the fun really begins.

If you're a fan of the Marvel comics for Guardians of the Galaxy or Nova, you'll doubtless find much to entertain you. If you have no idea of these comics, you'll still love the movie. It's Star Wars level of fun with a better plot and dialog.

I'm going to see this movie again. And again. And again...

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