Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

 

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Marvel Studios has been rolling for a few years last year. Whether it is Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, or The Avengers, the studio has released hit after hit and shows no sign of stopping. But when they decided to make a movie with characters that are relatively unknown, people wandered how good this outing would be. Well, after just a few minutes into Guardians of the Galaxy, the audience will know that Marvel hasn’t lost a step.

If you are one of the few to not see this film yet, don’t wait any longer. Even without the usual Marvel suspects, this movie is top-notch and introduces the audience to an entire new group of “heroes” that hold their own. First off, the viewer meets Peter Quill, aka Star Lord. Peter is abducted as a child after his mother dies and grows up in space, becoming a cosmic outlaw. After stealing something of worth to many in the galaxy, a bounty is put out for him. It is then that he runs into the rest of the all-star cast. First there is Gamora, a beautiful alien with her own agenda. Then there is Rocket and Groot. Rocket is a genetically-altered raccoon with a big mouth and Groot, a walking, talking (kind of) tree, is Rocket’s muscle.

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After unsuccessfully trying to capture Quill, all of the “guardians” are thrown in jail where they meet their last partner, Drax the Destroyer. Drax is a monster of a man that has his sights set on killing Thanos, the man responsible for killing his family. Thanos also wants what Quill has stolen, so the battle is set.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a fantastic movie with great performances all around. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, and Michael Rooker all shine in their respective roles, especially WWE Superstar Bautista as the very dry-humored Drax. Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel also are great in their voice roles as Rocket and Groot and help to bring these CGI characters to life. Besides the cast, the story is great and the settings throughout the movie are amazing. I don’t need to tell you any more. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, don’t waste any more time. I promise you will love it and you will realize Marvel is more than just Iron Man and Captain America.

Daryl Karpinski Jr.

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