The first time this trailer aired, I remembered John C. Reily introducing each of our protagonists for the show and I thought, this is a pretty different take on the whole super hero idea. Humor and light-hearted elements seem to prevail a little more compared to other Marvel films like the avengers, the amazing spider-man, iron-man movies. Well let me break it down for you, what do you do when a bunch of goofballs get together to save the world? Will they get the job done? Armed with a whopping $170 million film budget, is this the next big superhero film that we’ve been waiting for? We set out to find out.
The plot revolves around our human friend (1/2 human to be exact) Peter Quill or Star-Lord who somehow stumbles across an orb which he intended to sell for a sizable profit. However along the way, he is joined by a few others Gamora, Rocket, Drax and Groot. Together they would travel the galaxy to find the origins of this mysterious orb and the power it contains. Ronan and Thanos are the main antagonist of the show, Ronan mainly this time around. Thanos requests for Ronan to acquire the orb and in return would help him destroy the planet Xander.
Quill steals the show with his outlandish charm, witty Han-solo/Indiana Jones type of humor. I’ve got to really hand it to the casting of the characters. Chris Pratt entertains and does a good job with the role given to him. Joining him are Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista (Yes the #bluetista beast from WWE), Bradley Cooper as Rocket the Raccoon and Van Diesel as Groot the tree. The cinema audience were thoroughly entertained by the humor at the most inappropriate of moments. (Wait for Quill’s dance routine.) The casts themselves feel naturally well fitted for their roles and do a good job in representing each of their characters on screen.
Guardians of the galaxy is a well put-together action film which has all the necessary ingredients of a Marvel certified film. Loaded with world ending plot? Check. Cast of super heroes assembled? Check. Action and over the top fight sequences? Check.
The huge budget is evident when you see the amount of details put together, crafted intricately for each of the planets/systems and is a joy to behold. Watching the film in 3D also added to the overall experience. While it’s not necessary to enjoy all of the film’s goodness in 3D, given a choice, I would gladly watch it in 3D again.
The Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
I must say personally that I enjoyed the ride which guardians of the galaxy took me on. The humorous elements were unexpectedly good. The chemistry between the various characters grew on me throughout the film. There was hardly a dull moment, however the film could have developed the villains a little more. Whether you’re planning to catch this movie with your family, friends or even a date, I’m pretty sure you’d be thoroughly entertained. Guardians of the galaxy left me feeling, hey I wouldn’t mind seeing more of them around in the future especially if their plot lines converge together with our avengers and the Marvel super heroes’ crew. Do remember to check out our red carpet event article earlier this month.
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by Kenneth Choong
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opens in cinemas 31 Jul 2014
Images courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Singapore
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