The Weekly Planet Podcast - James Gunn's GUARDIANS OF THE (Fricken') GALAXY

This week TWP team break down all things Guardians Of The Galaxy, the most successful August release of all time! Plus we talk the future of the franchise, Interstellar, Mad Max, Fantastic Four and more! Hit the jump to support the show!

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By MrSundayMovies - 8/5/2014

Critics are calling Guardians Of The Galaxy one of the best Marvel movies as of so far and with good reason. It's exciting, action packed and just a good time all round even. Check out the embedded podcast below for a look at all things Guardians Of The Galaxy plus a look at future! And be sure to subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes.


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DEVLIN712 - 8/5/2014, 3:30 AM
Listened to the podcast yesterday, another entertaining week!
Pasto - 8/5/2014, 7:38 AM
1. Guardians of The Galaxy
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
3. The Avengers
4. Iron Man
5. The Incredible Hulk.
Pasto - 8/5/2014, 7:39 AM
"You said it yourself bitch, were the guardians of the galaxy."

matthuliz - 8/5/2014, 7:49 AM
GAMORA SUCKS


:-P
yossarian - 8/5/2014, 7:50 AM
I think GOTG wrapped my theater going for the year. It was a fine year for me.
Grand Budapest Hotel
Cap2
DOFP
GOTG

I don't think there is anything else I will see in the theater this year.
matthuliz - 8/5/2014, 7:52 AM
Wow! It's all about BvS in the Popular News section!


:-P
fortycals - 8/5/2014, 7:55 AM
Best Chris pratt interview ever.

Guardian's Chris Pratt Disses Orlando Bloom & Rap…: http://youtu.be/WdqfR0wRTbI
Superior - 8/5/2014, 7:58 AM
@matthuliz

And it's all about Guardians of the Galaxy here.
Pasto - 8/5/2014, 8:00 AM
Dude, you and your RDJ gifs.
dapussy - 8/5/2014, 8:02 AM
@haters Hahahahahahahaha. l-o-muther[frick]ing-l. burns dont it.

I could listen to ya'lls shit attempts to drag this movie down all day. LMFAO!
GodzillaKart - 8/5/2014, 8:04 AM
Not my review...but a good one I agree with:

"I'm speechless, gob smacked even. For the first time in a very long time I have absolutely nothing bad to say about a film. I fashion myself a pseudo comic book snob. Heck I even had nitpicks with Captain America: The Winter Soldiers and I thought that was a Top 5 Comic Book film. To be fair, unlike the recent string of Marvel and DC comic book films I am not familiar with the source material that Guardians is based on and merely a general cursory understanding of the Marvel Cosmic Universe. This handicap forced me to go into this film without any biasness and fresh, doe eyes. Guardians of the Galaxy is as GOOD as The Avengers.

Was it formulaic? Yes. Did it get a bit clichéd? Of course! But sometimes telling the predictable story is what's best for business. It's not how you tell it but what you tell. And James Gunn and Nicole Pearlman put together a tightly, cohesive script with few plots holes that I stopped looking for Cinema Sins three minutes into the film. If seeing Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse's name instantly tells me a film or television series is not worth investing my energies to watch, than see Gunn and Pearlman's name will immediately make me want to see their finished product. The casting was near perfect and continues Marvel's string of hiring relatively unproven B-C level actors to build franchises around. I'm not a big fan of Zoe Saldana and find her emotional scenes to be laughable at best, but she owns Gamora. Dave Bautista, a marginal at best actor on RAW kills it as Drax and Bradley Cooper's Rocket will be this generation's Buzz Lightyear, the beloved sidekick that kids love. It helps that I totally did not recognize Bradley Cooper's voice allowing me not to get distracted listening to who was playing Rocket. If Guardians was meant to be Marvel's Star Wars than Chris Pratt makes an even better Luke Skywalker to this film than Mark Hammill –based on acting chops. He already owns Star-Lord after one film and was nearly as much of a star making performance as Downey's Tony Stark in the first Iron Man.

Whoever greenlit this movie deserves a huge bonus. There's no reason this should do less than $250 million box office. Kids audience? Check. Teenagers looking to get out of the house? Check. 18-49 year olds looking for a late summer popcorn flick? Check. Sci-fi fanboys? Check. James Gunn just put J.J. Abrams on notice and showed George Lucas how to do a proper space opera film, heck, dare I say, a Star Wars film. In the words of Billy from Purple Rain, "Marvel is squeezing you [J.J.], you better kick ass [on Star Wars] or else."
FastFlames - 8/5/2014, 8:05 AM
Gaurdians and Cap:TWS are defeantly two of Marvel's best, but they are suuuuuch different films it can be hard to compare.
Sunnyd - 8/5/2014, 8:09 AM
https://www.etsy.com/listing/198620623/figure-inspired-by-baby-groot-in-plant

now we just need it to dance
Gusto - 8/5/2014, 8:14 AM
Yoss...bullshit!
You promised you'd take
me to see Step Up: All In!
sKeemAn - 8/5/2014, 8:18 AM
Its been a great year for cbm's. Now all is left is Sin City.
yossarian - 8/5/2014, 8:19 AM
Gusto...I'll be going as Yossina sexy stewardess.
oNosferatuZodd - 8/5/2014, 8:20 AM
1. Winter Soldier
2. Guardians of the Galaxy





3. DOFP



4. AMS2
Gusto - 8/5/2014, 8:39 AM
I'm ready to dance!

dapussy - 8/5/2014, 8:46 AM
@haters sup! sooo...what you guys up to? Lol! I couldnt help but notice sum of your absents in GotG threads since the movies release. lol. is ther a problem?

Is it the 94+bil opening weekend? Or perhaps its biggest august eve-- u know what...just [frick] it. HAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAaaaaa...ha..hA..Haha....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH..BWHH.WA.HAHAHAHAHAH.
dapussy - 8/5/2014, 8:51 AM
Banesmash done almost completly went MIA. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
dapussy - 8/5/2014, 9:04 AM
Phase two has redifined cinema. IM3 blew me away. Thor2 nailed how a Thor movie should be tho slightly flawed. Cap floored me. absolutly nailed the character and had the best h2h in a cbm ever. GotG was blockbuster, cult hit. amazing. Avengers2 is gonna destroy everthing before it.

huexolotl - 8/5/2014, 9:51 AM
I agree dapussy, they just keep getting better. At this rate AOU is just going to demolish everything. I can see it knocking Avatar and Titanic from the highest grossing films ever.
CaptShipwreck - 8/5/2014, 12:26 PM
Lol haters really do need to get some puss because your just coming off as dicks and not assholes ...
butter313 - 8/5/2014, 1:24 PM
Step it up next week
GodzillaKart - 8/5/2014, 2:58 PM
Can't believe I just listened to almost two hours of you chuckle heads. I feel dirty. Please step it down a bit next week.

IIIAdamantiumIII - 8/5/2014, 5:19 PM
Best Marvel Film yet and One of the Best CBMs ever made
willrodriguezfl - 8/6/2014, 12:18 PM
Sorry for the newbie question, but I would LOVE to subscribe to this podcast, but don't have iTunes on my Kindle Fire (where I listen to all of my podcasts). Is there a OPML file I could use for that purpose? Or does anyone know of any other way to subscribe on a Kindle Fire?
koolaidbag - 8/9/2014, 9:29 AM
How has no one had the thought that they could do a Howard the duck one shot to be on the GoTG dvd.

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