The Guardians of the Galaxy
The perfect formula for a good movie!
Action, humor, spectacular special effects, good storyline, the movie the Guardians of the Galaxy offers everything a movie should be on a silver platter for a hassle-free entertainment!Despite himself, a sought after thief must team up with other criminals of space to counter the threat of a fanatical and cruel enemy that wants to destroy the galaxy.
When we think Marvel’s, the first heroes who come to people’s minds are Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, to name a few. The Guardians of the Galaxy is not part of this list; several people even asked me after seeing the trailer if it was a new Marvel’s concept, simply ignoring the existence of this cartoon which appeared for the first time in January 1969 in Marvel Super-Heroes #18. But after watching this movie, we bet that more than one will be interested in learning more about these antiheros! The film begins in 1988 on Earth, where we first met Peter Quill (Chris Pratt pierces the screen in his role as Star Lord, his expressions reminding us of Indiana Jones). After several twists and turns, he becomes a wanted thief who must eventually team up with Gamora from the enemy clan (Zoe Saldana, very credible in a role that makes us remember her character in Avatar), Rocket Raccoon who has more than one trick in his bag (Bardley Cooper lends his voice), Groot, a not very talkative tree, companion of Rocket (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Drax (Dave Bautista), a criminal that seeks revenge. Their quest will take them through several parts of the galaxy in hopes of thwarting the evil plan of Ronan the Accuser to save the galaxy.
All Marvel’s movies have action, humor and for most of them, a good script, then what differentiates it from the others? The simple fact that they do not take themselves seriously! Unlike other films of this genre, including Thor and Captain America, James Gunn, the director and co-writer, relies on a fast and efficient entry into scene without length. All the elements that are presented are important and do not tangle, to the delight of the spectators. The special effects are, not surprisingly, of the highest quality, plunging us into a world of science fiction where we believe we are in it. The soundtrack of the film, composed primarily of music of the 70’s, was a very pleasant surprise. What better way to start then the song “Hooked on a Feeling” because as soon as we hear the first tunes, we know that we will be hook on the movie from the beginning to the end!
The Guardians of the Galaxy proves to be another stroke of genius from Marvel, and to the delight of everyone, not just a sequel is already planned for 2017, but an animated television series was also announced.