Guardians of the Galaxy movie review
This review might be a little disjointed, because i’m still playing scenes from the movie over in my head and laughing to myself. There aren’t all that many movies that do that, but Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely one of them. It was hard to believe that any other Marvel movie could come close to besting Avengers. Captain America Winter Solider was brilliant, but it didn’t quite push Avengers off that high podium. Thor Dark World was epic, but it didn’t come close. And then i saw Guardians of the Galaxy last night, and i’m still undecided on whether it’s the best Marvel movie yet. It certainly gives Joss Whedon’s near-flawless Marvel mash-up a run for it’s money. But both movies have things the other doesn’t.
One thing you can rely on when you go into a cinema to watch a Marvel movie. And that is a good time. And debut Marvel director James Gunn delivers ten-fold on giving cinema-goers a good time. Guardians is action-packed, hilarious, superbly directed and has an awesome cast. It has more quotable lines than all the existing Marvel movies put together, and the smile i had on my face from the first few minutes of the film stayed there all the way to the credits and then all the way home. I’m still laughing at the memory of some of the scenes.
The cast couldn’t have been better put-together in any universe. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper all bring their own to their parts and it’s hard to imagine they could have done a better job. The same could be said for Gunn’s directing job. His comedy background shines through every minute, but his handling of the action was on a level with some of the best.
The plot may be familiar, and the finale a re-tread of every other Marvel movie, but when the build up is this impressive it really does not matter. Guardians of the Galaxy is hilarious, fast-paced, expertly-directed and has the best cast of a Marvel movie so far. I defy anyone not to be entertained. Yes, it’s silly, but how could anything with a talking raccoon not be?
See it if you already haven’t, and if you have, see it again.
Make sure you stick around after the movie ends, to see Groot do something you’ll be laughing at for days after.