The Five Best Scenes In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Every great movie has a few scenes that could be identifiable as superior. What are the best scenes in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy? Check out my personal list after the jump... Oh, and there will be spoilers. Duh.

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By TheAbaryMan369 - 8/4/2014
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Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of those movies that's very tough to choose just five scenes that are the "best." It's also the only movie I saw twice at the theaters besides The Avengers, The Dark Knight, Back To The Future, and Star Wars. From the introduction to a young Peter Quill as he says his goodbyes to his mother, to baby Groot dancing to "I Want You Back," the whole film was a very special film that can be considered one of Marvel's best. When watching the film a second time, you laugh at the same jokes, cry at the same moments, and love the movie so much more. After thinking it over, I managed to put together the list of what I think are the best scenes.

5. Aboard The Milano
I put a lot of thought into this list, especially since there were so many great scenes, but it wasn't until the second time I saw it that I was able to come up with the top five. Ultimately, the Guardians' five minute scene on the Milano has managed to triumph over many other amazing scenes in this film, such as Yondu's badass "fight" with Ronan's goons, Thanos' scene, the opening moment with Peter and his dying mother, the chase for the Orb on Xandar, and the scenes on Knowhere. It just barely managed to be better than the previous ones I mentioned though. This is the scene that I thought really brought out the good in each of the Guardians, as they realized that they were willing to fight beside one another and and die with their new friends. Sure, the scene's biggest gag (Rocket's laugh) was spoiled in the international trailer and TV Spots, but that doesn't change the fact that the rest of this scene was really touching.  
 
4. Come And Get Your Love
Coming up next is the introduction to an older Peter Quill as he attempts to steal the orb containing the Power Stone, as he takes his time dancing and singing through Morag listening to the popular song "Come And Get Your Love." Sure, you may be asking why I like this scene over what can arguably called superiour scenes. Well, first of all, I am absolutely in love with this song. I've known this song for a while, but it wasn't until I heard it in this movie that I really got it stuck in my head. By my second viewing, I couldn't stop singing this song. I actually picked up the Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack on my way home and listened to this song the most (it was a two hour drive, actually, so I had tons of time to listen to this as well as all the others). The other reason I really enjoyed this scene was simply because it was fun! A guy sitting near me was headbanging during this song, and someone else was tapping their foot. It was a great opener to the movie that kicked off the happy tone of the movie, after going through the emotion from the scene before it.

3. Fall Of Ronan
One of the film's strongest scenes was when the Guardians stood tall to defeat Ronan The Accuser with the Power Stone. Seeing Rocket's furry little hand reach out to grab Drax's put a smile on my face, and of course that shot of the Guardians standing connected to each other is one of the most epic and comic booky scenes in the whole film. And let's not forget that little dance number Quill does to distract Ronan, causing everyone around him to question his sanity. That joke only worked because Peter Quill is played by Chris Pratt. And there's also those brief moments before and after the stone's power is unleahed when Rocket grieves over the loss of his friend. Seeing Rocket truly hurt by this was very emotional. But what stood out for me was when Drax went to pet him. I was really confused when my whole theater laughed, because I didn't find it funny. I found it heartwarming. If anyone dared to pet Rocket before the events of this movie, they'll lose their head... literally. But after coming a long way since the movie's opening, this is when it becomes apparent that Rocket and the rest of the misfit outlaws have finally found loving companions friends.
 
2. We Are Groot
Did you cry during this scene? It's okay, this is a Marvel movie where crying is actually appropriate. And if you didn't at least find it the slightest bit emotional, you better explain a lot. I think having Groot sacrifice himself was a great way to end the film, even though he'll be returning anyway. One thing Marvel hasn't done too much of is these kinds of emotional moments, so I could see why James Gunn may want to add a sad moment such as this, and a sacrific is a very easy way to get emotion. Wasn't it both adorable and sad to see tears running down a poor Rocket's face as he says his goodbyes to Groot? Even discribing that moment just now reminded me so much of the feelings I felt during this scene. It was beautifully directed, and the visuals made the effect much more strong. It wasn't just a raccoon saying heartfelt stuff, it was a very human-like character with so much real emotion coming out of him. And Bradley Cooper's voice acting as Rocket also hade a massive impact on this scene.

1. Escape From The Kyln
Ah, yes. The scene we have all be looking forward to since the very beginning. Not only is this one of the greatest scenes in the film, but perhaps one of the best scenes Marvel has ever brought us. Since the scene started off, we knew it would be realyl enjoyable, and it was. I don't think there are any ways that this could have turned out better. Rocket's brutal attack was the perfect length. Anything less and we'd feel cheated, anything more and it would have become longwinded and too long for a simple thing like that (like a few other movies you may know about). The scene had great moments between each member of the team, and the comedy level was perfect for a scene like this. There was quite a few jokes, but only small ones that didn't distract at all from everything else going on. There were joked such as the leg, and sure it wasn't needed, but with five Guardians, it's good to have one of them off doing a different task or they'll all be doing the same thing and it'd be boring fast. Everything was balanced perfectly, and definitely was an amazing scene. Thank you, James Gunn.


Considering how great a lot of this film's scenes are, I most definitely missed out quite a few great scenes that may be someone else's favorite, so of course, go sound off below and tell me what scenes you really liked. And of course, thumbs this article up if you enjoyed it, and you can catch Guardians Of The Galaxy in theaters again (or for the first time). Also, don't forget to check out my spoiler-free review of the movie here.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance. Marvel’s

Staring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. James Gunn is the director and the story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. It is currently in theaters. 

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MexicanSuperman - 8/4/2014, 6:27 AM
I love the film but I don't like how Ronan died at the end.
Pasto - 8/4/2014, 6:30 AM
The 'We are Groot' line reminds me of the 'We are farmers' jingle.

We. Are. Farmers.
Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh
kinghulk - 8/4/2014, 6:50 AM
loved the come and get your love scene and ive had the song stuck in my head ever since.
GliderMan - 8/4/2014, 6:52 AM
I absolutely loved the ending fight scene. I've been waiting for someone to do something so [frick]ing goofy in a Marvel movie like Quill did, that dance off. That's exactly what I would've done, lmao.

Movie was so awesome, man. I teared up at the end when Quill was reading his mom's letter. There were a lot of cool fight scenes and the story itself was just awesome. And it was also straight up hilarious. Great flick.

#AdamWarlockAndMajorVictoryForGOTG2
Maven - 8/4/2014, 6:56 AM
Quill dancing under the logo at the beginning was hilarious!
DEVLIN712 - 8/4/2014, 7:08 AM
"I didn't want to be made! I never asked to be torn apart and stuck together again!"

-Rocket


I'm pretty sure that scene/line was my favorite from the film
DrKinsolving - 8/4/2014, 7:08 AM
Great movie.

wcwpoet - 8/4/2014, 7:30 AM
I loved this movie and can't wait to see it again. I do wish they didn't actually kill Ronan, I was kind of hoping he survived only to be killed by Thanos for failing. In terms of emotion though I felt it most went Rocket went on his drunken tirade on Knowhere, you could not see that without catching a lump in your throat. But yeah good list
Snotzo - 8/4/2014, 7:33 AM
You've pretty much covered my favorites, We are Groot probably number 1 for me, I loved the opening scene and the scene where Rocket, Groot and Gamora encounter Quill for the first time on Xandar.
kinghulk - 8/4/2014, 7:38 AM
i loved the scene where quill was putting the moves on gamora and then she freaks out just before kissing him lol. i also loved the footlose reference and then when gamora used it later in the film.
batz11 - 8/4/2014, 7:40 AM
Great write-up, saw it for 3rd time last night, can't get enough of this movie!

Oh...

Snotzo - 8/4/2014, 7:58 AM
Collector's menagerie was awesome, Adam Warlock speculation anyone? Love how Gunn said he put in stuff just for comic fans and he was right.

MrReese - 8/4/2014, 8:34 AM
I liked the scene when Groot goes all Hulk on the guards & he just turns around & smiles.Lol. RR drunk talking about the experiments on him was great. We r Groot made me have something in my eye & Peter remembering his mom at the end was touching 2.

@Snotzo I always thought after seeing Thor 2 that the cocoon would hatch in this movie or at least give a hint at it.I actually thought it would be the after credit scene leading up 2 GOTG 2.I mean it makes sense seeing as how Warlock has the Soul Gem & Thanos is in search of them.

On another note, I wonder how Thanos will eventually end up with them.All the villains have failed in attaining them so far.Maybe he ends up doing it himself? Nebula's still out there though so who knows.
MrReese - 8/4/2014, 8:41 AM
Gunn does deserve a lot of respect & credit.He started with unknown(at least to the GA) characters & had 2 give them all screen time & make the film watchable(there's a freakin tree & talking racoon after all).Whedon started with heroes the world sort of knew & maybe some unknowns.Which mind u, all had solo films or cameos in.Gunn definitely delivered.Mad props 2 Gunn 4 "Assembling" The Guardians!

CookieKid247 - 8/4/2014, 9:12 AM
Should've kept Ronan. I felt he was underdeveloped and should have been used in future movies. Bring him back for GOTG2.
2gold - 8/4/2014, 9:14 AM
Ronan may be a clone of the Kree race, I know they have that ability. And even if they don't, Thanos will bring him back to teach that boy some lessons.
Batmaniac - 8/4/2014, 9:17 AM
Nice write up, man. I loved the movie from start to finish, so it's hard to for me do to a Top 5. I love all the scenes you listed though.
Christuffer - 8/4/2014, 9:18 AM
I got misty eyed during the We Are Groot scene, yes.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 9:25 AM
yeah i wish they hadnt killed Ronan either
Demigod00 - 8/4/2014, 9:25 AM
Saw the movie twice and loved it both times...couple thoughts.

I didn't like the fact that Ronan died. He was so badass and it would have be cool to see him in future movies. I wouldn't mind seeing him return, I wouldn't even care how just bring him back!

Was it just me or did Drax seem weak? He couldn't even touch Ronan when they battled before he got the stone.

Lastly, who else was after the stone? Peter and Yondu we're after it to sell to The Broker. But The Broker was getting it for someone else. Who could that be?
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 9:26 AM
i love the hand holding scene..i dont care what anyone says.. that got to me and idk why but peter with the purple eyes is an image that has stuck with me
ckal - 8/4/2014, 9:28 AM
I also wish Ronan hadn't died. Good idea that Thanos (thanks to Death) could actually bring him back.


Even not as a villain, Ronan is too big and important and present enough events as a cosmic character to be gone after one movie.
WallyWestNAM - 8/4/2014, 9:28 AM
I really loved the scene where Rocket gets drunk and pours his heart out, because he's arguably one of the more unpleasant people on the team and you really get to hear it from the horses mouth. I didn't think I could be choked up a talking raccoon who's a wanted felon, but it happened lol I feel for Rocket now.
ckal - 8/4/2014, 9:28 AM
Several scenes made me tear up in this movie.

Truly fantastic movie.
ckal - 8/4/2014, 9:31 AM
@demigod00

Ronan is far superior to Drax in the comics as well (modern Drax).

I think it would've been cool as a nod to the comics that Ronan actually killed Drax on Knowhere....but Drax came back enhanced so he could battle it out more evently with Ronan.

Drax is one of my favorite characters so it would've been cool to see more of him fighting and showing off his abilities, but alas I was happy enough with what we got. All the guardians had many moments to shine.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 9:32 AM
also...this scene just brings me pure joy

RorMachine - 8/4/2014, 9:32 AM
Great job dude.
ckal - 8/4/2014, 9:32 AM
Also I think they made a point to show Drax was the most powerful of the group.
TheDarkKryptonian - 8/4/2014, 9:33 AM
"He called me vermin...and she called me a rodent!"

I'm glad a lot of people on this site recognized how important that scene was to Rocket's character.
Titanace - 8/4/2014, 9:34 AM
I really enjoyed the final fight scene with the ships making a net and then others going to to surface and firing up at the incoming projectiles...soooo awesome.
CookieKid247 - 8/4/2014, 9:35 AM
My Problems With The Movie


1. The Aliens Were Lazy
They basically just threw makeup on the people who werent the main characters and called them aliens. This was Marvel's shot to up the ante and give us weirdness personified. I wanted to see some out-there anime-type shit for the aliens.

2. Underdeveloped Characters
I think Groot is the only person who got proper development. I give that award due to Vin's great mo-cap and voice work and the fact Groot can only say four words. Peter's mom dying didn't make me feel anything. Gamora was never a killer according to the movie. Drax is a pushover and Rocket is a jackass that hates his only friend in the wold. Ronan could have been their next big villain since Loki but they flopped on that big time.

3. Rushed Plot
It's as if Jmaes Gunn was like "Let's hurry up and get them together for the sake of the plot". To me when the Guardians came together as a team I was supposed to feel like

but instead I just felt like "Yeah watevs" because they didn't put emphasis on the fact they are a misfit team full of people who dont get along and are totally different. They've became speaking buddies within 10 minutes of meeting each other.

IDK maybe I should just make an editorial. Liked the film but didn't love it.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 9:36 AM
also there was some cool chereography in the final fight with korath and his goons vs star lord, drax and groot
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 9:43 AM
i really , really liked the film, didnt love it because i did have the feeling of i have been waiting for this film and its finally here so i was in that daze for a while but if i watch it more..i think i will be able to absorb it more when i see it and see if i love it
CookieKid247 - 8/4/2014, 9:43 AM
@COREYxYEROC
I have to [frick] off because I'm not ready to make love to this movie like you are?
Demigod00 - 8/4/2014, 9:46 AM
@ckal so was Drax enhanced after being in that Celestial goo? I thought about that but it wasn't made clear if it had effected him.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/4/2014, 9:48 AM
Corey-if he didnt love it, he didnt love it.. he did say he liked the movie
SniktBub - 8/4/2014, 9:50 AM
@batz11 Jackson Pollock?
CaptainObvious - 8/4/2014, 9:51 AM
I've noticed that this is the third Marvel film in a row where a character seemingly dies but is later revealed to be alive.
CookieKid247 - 8/4/2014, 9:55 AM
@COREYxYEROC
I disagree but I do respect your opinion. We saw the same movie and thought differently.
ckal - 8/4/2014, 9:55 AM
@demigod00

Nah I don't think it affected Drax at all.
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