Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
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Slow pace in the most part of the movie.
This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
First off, let me be honest here: while I am a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - I think even their worst movies are good - there really are only two movies that go beyond great into the Amazing territory: Avengers: Infinity War and this one. I gotta say that Marvel had the biggest risk with this movie as virtually NONE of the characters were well-known. Well, when Star Lord told Ronan the Accuser who they were at the end of the movie, he wasn't just saying it to him; he was saying it to the entire world watching the movie, knowing that they were all here to stay!First off, let me compliment director James Gunn. While what he tweeted all those years ago was horrible, IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO!!! Disney needs to rehire him, if only one more time, to complete the Guardians' story arc in the MCU. Only he knows how to do it; this is his baby. What makes it even more sick is that it was an alt-right group who unearthed the tweets. The hypocrisy is downright sickening, and Gunn is unfairly in the firing line. That's right, Disney: you know I'm right. Rehire Gunn, if only for just the last Guardians of the Galaxy movie.Okay, so back to the movie. You want to know what it's about? For those of you living under a rock, it's about a human (Chris Pratt), a green alien (Zoe Saldana), a tattoed (?) alien (Dave Bautista), a raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and a tree (Vin Diesel) in outer space trying to save the galaxy from an evil blue alien (Lee Pace). I know; it sounds so unbelievable and somewhat stupid. But it's not; it's SO MUCH FUN!!!The soundtrack, first off, is amazing. It is full of cheesy hits that have since resurfaced, largely thanks to this movie (seriously, did anybody else listen to "Hooked on a Feeling" before this movie came out?). Featuring songs like the previously mentioned "Hooked on a Feeling," "I Want You Back," "Come and Get Your Love," and "O-o-h Child," the soundtrack for this movie is just so off-the-charts, it's awesome!Finally, to the actors. The main reason why I thought Avengers: Infinity War was awesome was due to Josh Brolin's amazing performance as Thanos. Well, with Guardians of the Galaxy, it is the heroes who are the real reasons for the films awesomeness. Chris Pratt is so likable and charming as Star Lord that he comes off as a jerk that you just can't help but root for. Zoe Saldana is fierce and knows exactly how to balance between kicking butt and making people laugh. Dave Bautista, who people mostly know as a wrestler, is set to become the next Dwayne Johnson, since he very clearly loves to act and is having lots of fun; his character Drax has some of the funniest lines in the movie. Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, who is well-known for both his comedy and action roles, fits in perfectly as a raccoon with an attitude problem. And who knew that a tree voiced by Vin Diesel that could only pronounce the words "I am Groot" could provide us with the biggest emotional scene in the movie?! Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan are all in fine and weird form with their characters, while Academy Award nominees Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and winner Benicio Del Toro all give a certain amount of pedigree to the filmUnfortunately, this movie was made back when Marvel had a problem with its villains, and Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser was no different. The best villains are the ones that you sympathize with, but because we are given no backstory to the character - because we don't see why he feels the way he feels or he does the things he does - we don't feel connected to him.But, honestly, that's the only weak spot and it is a little one compared to the awesomeness that is happening in the rest of the movie. Thank you, James Gunn; thank you to the music people; and thank you to the actors who all clearly looked like they were having the time of their lives. You guys are the best!!!
Recently just rewatched this and still love it. The first scene with Chris Pratt with the great music where he collecting the orb sets the mood for the whole movie. Good tunes, action and with humour thrown in. I went in open minded as I am not a comic book fan so didn't know who the Guardians were and I was blown away. And rewatching helped me make sense of the MCU I had missed before. Highly recommended.
This movie is a crock of garbage. It's confusing, boring and flat out stupid. I was confused through nearly every point in the entire film except for a miniature few. I'm not some jealous guy venting just because he's mad at people who can make good movies, this movie is actually bad. Some of the humor was okay, but the storyline just flat out confused me! This movie had me lost half-way through, and near the ending, I was trying to think in my brain what exactly I just watched. Some guy named Star Lord who lost his mother and there's some blue guy who had something to do with him and hours later he turns out to be one of the most important characters?! WHAT?!!!! This movie made no sense to me whatsoever. Thumbs down.The only redeemable quality about this movie, hence the reason I gave it 2 stars, is that the characters are well fleshed out. I like the characters. I like their personalities and quirks, and how they appear. They're well made characters! What else can I say? But the problem is that the storyline didn't do it for me. And for me, the most important part is a well thought out storyline that even though some things might not make total sense, the movie as a whole can get you to follow along with at least what the main thing going on is. But with me, I had no sense of lots of important parts in the plot. Some of the effects and characters are cool, but what's the point of a good character if it's not in a good story?For me, I suggest seeing Avengers: Infinity War. That's a good movie. And with Infinity War, as dark and depressing it was, at least Marvel finally made use of the Guardians characters. Like I said, I loved the characters in Guardians, but I hated the story. With Infinity War, I could watch it and understand for the most part what was going on, and the characters seemed so much more likable and understandable and just good and characters that worked very well with the plot! Infinity War uses the characters as they should've been used in Guardians of the Galaxy. That is all.
I gave it 8 points. It's the most beautiful superhero movie from Marvel. Of course, it's the most beautiful of these evils. Filmin's comedy was so beautiful. It had a more sincere structure. I like the characters too. Apart from that, the stereotype of "saving the world" has moved to a wider dimension. Filmin music was also beautiful. Groot is my favorite character.