I AM GROOT...
Anyone else go see Guardians of the Galaxy?
This is another big win for Marvell and Disney.
A whole bunch of action, laughs and old 70's music....
I saw it last Wednesday, and was thoroughly entertained. I felt that it was the closest thing to Star Wars released in the past 30 years. The producers made such great decisions in casting, production design, and script, particularly with the later. It was refreshing to go to the first movie of a potential comic book series that didn't get bogged down in the origin story. There was just the right amount of backstory to make you feel for the characters, but left plenty on the table to go back to in future installments. That is really the fatal flaw of many comic movies, because once they've told the story about how the hero(es) came to be, there's nothing more to say other than having them face new villains, which is why we're seeing so many franchises be relaunched (Batman, Superman, Batman-again, X-Men-well kind of, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, and even Hulk). This film is helped by being a bit more obscure than other comic series, but by not bogging the story down with the origins of the characters, they are able to tell an exciting story and sprinkle in some backstory and character traits along the way.
Absolutely Russell, This was an amazing blend of new and old…. Music, songs, casting, story, action, friendships, determination… Groot who stole the show…
Just came back from seeing it in IMAX. I will admit, the opening scene almost had me cringe, something I've never done at a Marvel movie. Thankfully, the rest of the flick was good enough that I could forget it and enjoy a good mix of superhero and sci-fi. Not to mention all the possibilities Disney can pull for some kind of attraction. Was it just my theater or did anyone else notice a fluctuation between widescreen and fullscreen? Most of the time I didn't notice it, but there were a couple of times were it was jarring.
I really enjoyed it. It was definitely one of the best Marvel films made so far. Marvel did really well this year, better than last. Really really enjoyed that post credit scene. It stole the whole movie.
I think GOTG is exactly what Disney needed: a franchise that boys can jump onto. I thought it was one of the more adult Marvel movies, but still PG enough for Disney.
Awesome movie. Would love to see this capitalized on with a jump into the parks. It looks like a better fit for Tomorrowland than the Avengers.
I think it belongs in the animal kingdom. Get a picture with Groot in front of the Tree of Life. Is that Meeko or Rocket? And Howard the Duck.
I saw the movie in 4D.....and it did feel like an attraction!
Totally agree with Russell... Guardians of the Galaxy is the most Star Wars like movie since 1977. Brilliant stuff.
James, I don't think we're talking about the same scene. My complaint was about the arrival on the first planet and the moves that followed while the opening credits were rolling. Maybe I should have been more specific since yes, what you are talking about are the true opening moments.
Yeah, I was referring to the first scene when Quill was a boy (I am trying not to give any spoilers). It was powerful stuff...and the kid actor did an amazing job. Anyway, my faith in humanity is restored. ;)
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