Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Is an Intergalatic Goldmine #Guardiansof theGalaxyEvent

August 1, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Is an Intergalatic Goldmine #Guardiansof theGalaxyEvent
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Is an Intergalatic Goldmine #Guardiansof theGalaxyEvent

When we think of Marvel we think of Superheroes we’ve grown up knowing. Like our friendly neighborhood Spiderman, the hunky Hulk, our Arc angel IronMan and America’s favorite, Captain America.

But there’s a gangly group of  lesser known superheroes who are taking this summer by storm — a vocabuary-challenged tree named Groot, a cut-throat raccoon named Rocket, a green assassin named Gamora, Drax the big brute and a dude who thinks he’s god’s gift to the galaxy– Star Lord– and they make up the misfits known as the Guardians of the Galaxy.

guardiansofthegalaxy537656b986823I got a sneak peek of the movie during a 4-day press trip to Los Angeles for the Disney/Marvel #GuardiansoftheGalaxyEvent. And although I am a big marvel fan, I wasn’t expecting to laugh so hard during this movie and I certainly wasn’t prepared to do a little chair dance because there was so much good music to groove to.

Simply put: this movie was EPIC!

The lone adventurer Peter Quill harbors a powerful orb and finds himself being chased after and in trouble when he is found and forced to unleash it. The orb is coveted by Ronan, a powerful and persistent villain with every intention to obliterate the entire universe.

Quill ends up calling a truce with a band of misfits –Rocket, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Groot — just so he can join forces to take out Ronan. But he soon finds out about the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos. So he fights to ensure that Ronan never gets his hands on the orb so that the galaxy is saved — (at least until Guardians 2) 🙂

The script is clever with lots of lines that will keep you cracking up. Zoe Saldana slays as Gamora, a bad girl gone good.

guardiansofthegalaxy539f482583dabAnd Chris Pratt will capture your heart with his quick-witted humor and fly dance moves.

guardiansofthegalaxy539f4836e6e30But Groot as voiced by Vin Diesel will by far have you bawling. He may be vocabulary-challenged, but his words will leave an indelible impression on your heart. 

Bradley Cooper rocks as gun-toting rocket, smart-ass with a smart mouth and who probably doesn’t get converted fully to the good side, but somewhere inside, I’m sure, he’s got a heart of gold.

guardiansofthegalaxy539f4856b8ef2Dave Bautista is piercing as Drax the Destroyer. He’s a man on a mission to avenge his fallen family.

guardiansofthegalaxy539f4818b0d7fDirected by James Gunn, Guardians knocks it out the box with boisterous humor, funny lines and playfulness. It has lots of action sequences, and some violence. But for me, it will be appropriate enough for my 5-year-old, a kid who goes to action movies quite often with my husband. The CGI makes the virtual world stunning. And I thought the movie was fresh with 70s anthems. And although this band of misfits has not been Marvel’s front men on the comic screen and big screen, you better believe the Guardians will never be forgotten and will serve as the newest intergalactic ambassadors.

I loved it. Go see it TODAY!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens in theaters everywhere on August 1st! (#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy)

Disclosure: I was invited to a Disney/Marvel #GuardiansoftheGalaxy Press junket in Los Angeles and received hotel accommodates, some gifts and meals. But all opinions are my own!

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