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.


About Sam Whitehouse

Sam spends most of his time in a different world to other people. If it isn’t one he’s created himself, it’s one he’s reading about. In the rare moments when this isn’t the case, Sam can either be found addicted to a sci-fi or crime show, re-watching Marvel movies, finishing up an assignment for his final year of studying Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, or trying to get the dozens of ideas for stories in his head under some kind of control. Sam has lived in the same small village in Yorkshire, surrounded by countryside on all sides ever since he could remember. His childhood saw him get into plenty of scrapes climbing trees and crossing rivers and generally believing he was Indiana Jones. Sam gives credit to his Grandad for him wanting to be a writer, and his bedtime stories for keeping Sam’s imagination stoked. But credit must also go to Steven Spielberg, J K Rowling and Stephen King, who have provided plenty of inspiration over the years, too. Sam writes what he reads, and that is pretty much anything—save romance. Fantasy, thrillers, or crime: once an idea takes root, he can’t stop until the world, characters, and plot are on paper. A huge Marvel fan, Sam one day hopes to pen a screenplay for one of their movies, or direct one, or do anything at all related to one. Until then, he’ll stick to his own fantasy worlds and wait for Marvel’s phone call.

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