I recently had the pleasure of seeing Marvel’s most recent cinematic release, Guardians of the Galaxy. I must say, this is one excellent movie! It’s a certified hit for Marvel, and there’s a good reason: it’s a wonderfully fun movie! The action, the characters, the effect, and everything else is best described as FUN!
I’m not sure where to start to review this movie without spoiling everything, but I’ll try to be light on the details since I want everyone to enjoy the fun surprises the first time they see the movie, and yet still be able to enjoy my write-up, and maybe my opinion will convince some people on the fence to go to the theater to see Guardians. So, I think I’ll discuss the main characters:
Peter Quill/Star Lord is the only human member of the Guardians. He was kidnapped by aliens as a child and grew up in space, becoming a sort of pirate, operating a little outside interstellar law to make a living, yet not being a bloodthirsty hardened criminal. He also has a tape of Earth music he loves to listen to in his spacecraft. Peter lets us human viewers identify with someone quickly and appreciate the challenges he faces and his successes.
|Movie poster-note the cool shadows!|
Gamora is the only female member of the Guardians, but she is genetically modified to be far superior to our human lead. She is tough and dedicated, and provides a love interest for our lead. She also has a tragic past she’s trying to overcome. But so do the rest of the gang. She’s interesting, but not as much as the others.
Drax is the big, tough guy. This guy is a killer, and not a very smart one. He’s probably the most one-dimensional of the Guardians, but it works wonderfully for him.
Rocket is a genetically constructed and cybernetic enhanced raccoon-like creature. He’s got a lot of attitude, and he’s an electronics whiz. From what I’ve read online, he’s a standout favorite among the group. I admit he’s really fun, and much deeper in character than he first appears. I think he shows the most character growth over the course of the movie.
Groot is a living tree who only says “I am Groot.” And he’s the most lovable of the characters, as you can easily sense his feelings.
|Long ago Star Lord was drawn by my favorite comic artist, John Byrne!|
And there are lots of other characters who are very well written and portrayed. But you’ll have to see the movie yourself to find out about them! Then you can write your own Bloggy or comment about them below!