I have been curious about Marvel’s introduction of this misfit gang of characters since I first discovered they were doing a film adaptation of the comic in early 2013. Although I didn’t follow the Guardians of the Galaxy comic as a youth – actually I hadn’t even heard of them until last year – after researching the characters, I found this story to be very intriguing. After all, who ever heard of a gun-slinging raccoon with a walking, fighting tree for a friend? But, until yesterday I was a little on-the-fence about the outcome of the movie. Not knowing whether the strange and unconventional characters would translate well with Marvel’s primary audience had me questioning the film and its story’s overall acceptance by fans of its contemporaries like The Avengers and other Marvel heroes respectively. But, after viewing the trailer which delivers an equally strange and comedic tone as it does action and mystery and after taking into consideration its ensemble cast, I am actually excited to see this film.
With that said, I must forewarn you , I have become a little biased toward Marvel films these last few years. In my opinion most of their projects after the first Hulk film have been pretty good and the way they are linking the Marvel Universe on-screen is pure genius. As a lover of the 90’s Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons, I love to see those memorable and not-so-well known characters come alive on the big screen. So to me, this film is a pleasant surprise. So check out the synopsis and trailer below and if you like what you see check it out in theaters August 1st, 2014!
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) . In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a group of misfits including Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradly Cooper) ,Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.” [Wikipedia]
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- ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ trailer: A Deep Dive via Entertainment Weekly
- Guardians of the Galaxy: First Trailer for Marvel’s New Film Released via The Telegraph
- ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ trailer stars odd outlaws via USA Today