Star Lord’s ship, the Milano, speeds towards a barren looking planet. We cut to the Guardians walking through some sort of space-port or bar with Zoe Saldana’s Gamorra in the lead. Peter Quill voice overs: “So here we are: A thief” - Star Lord stands in front of a cloud outside and tosses the ORB into the air and catches it. It looks like part of the movie where the MacGuffin chase favors the Guardians. “Two Criminals” - Rocket Racoon hefts what looks like a four-barrell rocket launcher, cocks it and aims it through the site. Groot throws a puny humanoid. “An Assassin” - Gamora turns, looking hot and green, then we see a quick cut of her fighting who I hope to be Nebula (Karen Gillian). “And a maniac” - Hello DRAX! Push in on David Bautista from the shoulders up, full make-up, scowling as something explodes behind him. Quick cut of Drax doing a mid-air punch on someone, cut of Drax head-butting a dude. “But we’re not going to stand by while evil wipes out the galaxy.” Shot of Ronan the Accuser’s ship. Shot of a hooded Lee Pace as Ronin walking towards the camera. Close up shot of someone’s fist closing around a glowing red energy source. The fist suddenly CLENCHES and we cut to an exterior explosion and a crowd of aliens and humanoids running from it (from back when they shot on the Millennium bridge for all to see, it looks like).
The voiceover meets the scene the lines are from as Quill adresses everyone inside the Milano. “I guess we’re stuck together- ” We see a shot of Drax holding the Orb/Macguffin - “Partners.” Glenn Close’s Nova Prime Rael takes the next line over a shot of a ship descending over a lush planet with a pattern of rivers and streets that looks vaguely like a compass rose. Probably the Nova Corps planet? As Close is still talking, we also see Ronan kneeling in the center of a circular stone pattern with his hammer resting on the floor beside him: “Are you telling me, the fate of 12 billion people, is in the hands of these thugs?” We see Glenn Close looking pissed in a meeting with some uniformed Nova Corps behind her, elsewhere Ronan stands and raises his hammer high into the air, Ronan’s ship releases tons of fighters over the lush planet, people run from explosions, Ronan is attacking this populace. An iris-styled door in a spaceship opens and the Guardians stride out, confidently. Close on Rocket as he cocks a gun that is the same size he is. We push in on his face and BRADLEY COOPER’S VOICE COMES OUT: “Oh…..yeah!” Rocket loves his big gun. Smash cut to the shot of Rocket firing off Groot’s shoulder in the prison that we’ve already seen. A new close up of a snarling Rocket as he blasts something. Gamora, in her prison yellows, jumps and kicks a guy with both feet, landing in the “Black Widow landing pose where you flip your hair back when you look up.” Peter Quill draws both his pistols at once and fires into the camera.
Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit In the Sky” starts to add the “Hooked on a Feeling” pace to the edit. Quill, Gamora, Drax and Rocket - all in prison yellows, but Rocket and Quill have guns, so obviously towards the end of their escape strike a nonchalant pose as Groot JUMPS from another level and lands behind them, completing the misfit hero shot. A shot of Quill hitting someone, a shot of the Milano in colorful, magnificent fantasy space. They’re flying towards an Alien Skull the size of a PLANET. Remember in John Carter when they got that cave to magically show them the universe or whatever (or the scene in Prometheus where Michael Fassbender looks at planet Earth on the 3D Map)? We get a shot like that of all the Guardians looking up at floating points of yellow light that could be a star-system map. Groot’s left hand is raised in the air and a lot of the yellow dots seem to be amassing around the end of it. It looks really cool and I have no idea what’s happening. Chris Pratt again: “I look around, and you know what I see? Losers” Shots of the Guardians sitting around the Milano, not liking being called losers. “-But life is giving us a chance.” Star Lord straps something that looks like a rocket to his leg and puts on his long coat in heroic motions cut to the beat of the song. Drax asks: “To do what?” Quill: “Something good…” An ADORABLE shot of Groot gently giving a white flower to a girl who smiles at him. Gamora and Drax put their respective sharp weapons in their hip holsters. “...something bad…” A topless Gamora from behind. Quill puts his shirt on. Quill in the cockpit of the Milano: “...bit-o-both.” Then more Rocket: “I don’t like the h----- order on that model ------ anyway.” I’m sure this will be really funny, but right now it’s very improperly mixed. The ------ parts were garbled.