My Take – Marvel has given us the Star Wars of our generation! As a huge fan of this underrated Marvel comic series I was delighted to hear this film was getting made with the perfect choice of Guardians and what a perfect cast to play them. The biggest surprise for me was Dave Bautista who I thought was only cast for his size but his delivery was spot on for Drax.
Chris Pratt was hilarious whilst still excellent at delivering some of the films most emotional scenes. Zoe Saldana was born to play Gamora! But clearly the scene belongs to Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel or should I say their CGI counterparts Rocket Racoon & Groot! The biggest disappointment in this film was portrayal of Ronan the Accuser, just like Marvel’s previous films, the antagonists have been poorly portrayed! (except Loki, who is more of anti hero now), those who have been reading Marvel comics will know he is not a genocide maniac as portrayed by the talented Lee Pace here, but instead a brute force who at times teams up with The Avengers.
Nevertheless James Gunn has made sure Guardians of the Galaxy is nothing short of an amazing movie as this movie is filled with all the required thrills and spills, a great soundtrack and is a first class action movie. It also has a great mixture of comedic value and a deal of seriousness. This wonderful adventure and its captivating characters will be in mind for a long time.
Director – James Gunn
Rated – PG13
Run Time – 121 minutes