Guardians of the Galaxy is based on the Marvel Comics of the same name. The film made over $772 million and ranked the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014.
After his mother’s death, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is abducted by Yondu Udonta, a space pirate. The film next cuts to Peter stealing an orb (which everyone wants) and having to save a planet from destruction.
His Posey consists of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) an assassin who wants redemption, Drax the Destroyer, a warrior/thug wanting vengeance against his families’ killer, Rocket (Bradley Cooper) a raccoon who’s was genetically engineered and is now a bounty hunter and excellent mechanical engineer, and Groot (Vin Diesel) Rocket’s sidekick/friend/protector.
Even though this film and characters are based in space, no one but Groot (outside of Quill’s abilities which aren’t explained or pursued fully) truly has any abilities. Everyone, but Groot and Quill, seems to be just humans with blue, green, or red skin. Even Star Trek had Vulcan mind meld.
I did like the film, but after hearing all the hype about it, I wasn’t that excited watching it. If I’d seen it in the theaters and thought of it like a B-movie, it would have exceeded my expectations.
I did enjoy the witty dialogue of Rocket and powerful female character, Gamora. Fans of the comic will probably celebrate seeing their favorite characters in action.
My rating 4/5 stars
Marvel has planned a sequel to Guardians and is expected to release May 5, 2017.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.