Anthony Stark Reviews: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; In 3D

Marvel's latest release has made it's way to the big screen, and so I took the liberty and went to see it. But was James Gunn's latest release a hit? Or a miss? After the jump you can check out my spoiler-free review!

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By anthonyEstark - 8/1/2014
Welcome comic nerds, to the latest review from CBM user anthonyEstark. Today, I'll be taking a look at Marvel's latest release, Guardians of the Galaxy. This is one of those films that seemed like a great risk. But was it good or bad? That's what I'm here to decide. Check out my review below!




 
Unlike many of their other films, Marvel really relied the story solely on the characters of the film. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, as many films such as previous release Captain America: The Winter Soldier was centered around the plot, while in this film the characters MAKE the plot. They are the sole being of the film, and without any one of them, the film wouldn't be the same.

Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) takes the lead as Peter Jason Quill a.k.a Star-Lord, and pulls off the bounty hunter's role so perfectly, it isn't even funny (actually, he is). He is certainly one of Marvel's greatest leading actors, and one of my personal favorites. WWE Wrestler Dave Bautista's acting skills are impressive, as he had a reason to fight because his wife and daughter were killed. And fight he did! He certainly had some great fighting shots, and while he wasn't the best character out of the team, he certainly came close. Zoe Saldana's (Star Trek) Gamora was even better, and while she didn't have as many jokes to remember, her fighting skills are most amazing and she is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Now I don't know about the rest of you, but I was a bit iffy with Rocket (Bradley Cooper) from the trailers. The voice just didn't fit for me. Well let me say, he is brilliant! The voice really grows on you, and to me the motion-capture is one of the best that this age has seen. “I am Groot!” Vin Diesel's (Fast and Furious) Groot is the final hero, and to me is the best. Star-Lord refers to him as “Giving Tree”, and he is! He is sure to give laughs, and always has something to help the team just when they need him. His voice was iconic, yet rare, much like the roar from Gareth Edward's recent Godzilla.

I came in not expecting much from the villain's side of things, especially Lee Pace's 'Ronan the Accuser.' I expected him to be much like Thor: The Dark World's 'Malekith,' with no motives and he's just there to make things bad. While he doesn't have much of a motive either, He certainly is powerful and Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) really pulls off the role. Nebula however, was not so. Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) plays the part, and you don't see much from the trailers, but what you see is kinda what you get. She says a few lines, fights for a little while, and that's all we really get out of her. As we all know by now, Josh Brolin's 'Thanos' makes an appearance in the film, and he is perfect for the role. There is no better actor for the part and while he doesn't do much, you don't expect him to.

The Nova Corps were rather disappointing, as they just seemed to be “there.” They didn't really help do much, and none of them did anything superior, but they weren't bad, and the uniforms were great and I hope to see a future in the corps.

As far as a plot goes, Guardians of the Galaxy is far from original, but the characters and jokes make up (and surpasses) the need for a unique story. James Gunn did a brilliant job of bringing the characters together, as it takes talent to do so in a 2-hour film. The film's graphics of ships, backgrounds, and sets are unique and amazing, and seeing it in RealD 3D just adds to the greatness. The soundtrack (Awesome Mix Vol. 1) is one of the best parts of the film, and Tyler Bates' score is also done well. Check out my final thoughts below!




I'm Hooked on a Feeling, and I'm high on believing, that this is a great movie! With edge-of-your-seat action, several touchy moments, as well as jokes and one-liners to keep you laughing along the way, Guardians of the Galaxy is certainly worth the watch. Is it better than The Avengers? I wouldn't say so personally, but I can certainly understand others thinking so. Hats off to Marvel Studios, you've done it again!

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Pasto - 8/1/2014, 5:18 PM
I WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE!
SuperCat - 8/1/2014, 5:18 PM
Whoa! 5 stars? Cool.
Thedarkjediknight - 8/1/2014, 5:19 PM
Nice cant wait to see it
KeithM - 8/1/2014, 5:20 PM
@Pasto: Why wait? Just go... now. :)

Amazing512 - 8/1/2014, 5:23 PM
I can't wait to see this film...again!
ckal - 8/1/2014, 5:24 PM
prepare for more markymark comments trying to convince people not to like this movie
Amazing512 - 8/1/2014, 5:26 PM
@ckal He's trying real hard already hahahahah
BatManHeisenberg - 8/1/2014, 5:27 PM
Loved the [frick] outta this.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/1/2014, 5:27 PM
i have only seen 2-3 people who didnt like this movie
McGee - 8/1/2014, 5:29 PM
Cut to the chase Anthony! Is it better than Amazon Women on the Moon or not?



Pandapool - 8/1/2014, 5:29 PM
This was by far my favorite movie, and imo the best movie, of the year, i completely agree with your review! Cannot wait for GOTG2 I need more Star Lord!
BlinkyStark - 8/1/2014, 5:29 PM
Better than the horrible crap that is Man of Steel

freaking James Gunn schooled hack snyder
EzioKenway1225 - 8/1/2014, 5:29 PM
man..now i just hope Ant Man does well and is a good film
BlinkyStark - 8/1/2014, 5:30 PM
Like I said before

We are Groot > all cringe worthy lines in man of steel
Batista's acting > Cavill's wooden acting

=)
TheAstoundingMan - 8/1/2014, 5:30 PM
@MarkyMark

I assume you are only considering the original trilogy.

The world building was fantastic in GotG; JJ has his work cut out for him if he hopes to raise the bar even further.
Him - 8/1/2014, 5:31 PM
Never laughed so hard in a comic book movie, a lot better comedy than the first half of phase 2.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/1/2014, 5:34 PM
man.. in terms of the MCU.. we are getting another Avengers film.. an Ant Man film.. . Cap 3 and Doctor Strange...a GOTG 2.. we are getting a Agent Carter tv show, a Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage tv show..cant friggin wait!!!
EzioKenway1225 - 8/1/2014, 5:35 PM
i have heard this movie's humo is funnier then most comedies released today
TheAstoundingMan - 8/1/2014, 5:38 PM
@Ezio have you not seen it yet?
Ace101 - 8/1/2014, 5:39 PM
Loved this movie so much. To me its right up there with the avengers and cap 2. As for Ronan he did have a motive and it was simple and clearly stated on a number of occasions throughout the movie. Great villian. Dude was terrifying.
Dunejedi - 8/1/2014, 5:40 PM
Yeah, it was a fun, sci-fi action flick, but not amazing. I think it will be a big hit with families/kids and it'll make a lot of money, but I found it a bit flat. It's a beautiful film visually, and the characterization was done really well for the most part, but I was still a little underwhelmed.

While I understand that they are completely different movies, GotG doesn't hold a candle to Winter Soldier IMO. Still, it was a fun movie, started a new franchise, showed some cool easter eggs. It'll be a hit.
Mercwitham0uth - 8/1/2014, 5:41 PM
This movie was great. I blew my load on the chicks head sitting in front of me while watching this.
marvel72 - 8/1/2014, 5:43 PM
"Anthony Stark Reviews: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; In 3D"

i thought i might have to put on some 3D glasses to read this review but luckily i didn't.
CaptShipwreck - 8/1/2014, 5:48 PM
I hope they get Han Solo to be star lord 's dad
KidGoku - 8/1/2014, 5:50 PM
Nothing amazing. Just really fun. Great for what it is.
EzioKenway1225 - 8/1/2014, 5:51 PM
TheAstoundingMan-i am going to see it tomorrow, hopefully i like it
WinterSoldier33 - 8/1/2014, 5:55 PM
This is my favorite MS movie

It is so awesome. Ronin was the weakest link though he was good.

Star lord
Gamora
rocket
yondu

All of them were awesome

Spideysense44 - 8/1/2014, 5:58 PM
@MercwithaMouth Now that's when you know a movie is good
WinterSoldier33 - 8/1/2014, 5:59 PM
@markymark
Guardians of the galaxy> star wars 1, 2, and 4 in my opinion
supes123 - 8/1/2014, 6:00 PM
@blinkystark

"We are Groot > all cringe worthy lines in man of steel
Batista's acting > Cavill's wooden acting"

do you truly believe Batista is a better actor than Henry cavil?
TheAbaryMan369 - 8/1/2014, 6:10 PM
Great review, great movie.
blackandyellow - 8/1/2014, 6:11 PM
I'm still not sold on seeing this. I'll wait for McGee's review.
Dunejedi - 8/1/2014, 6:12 PM
I'm a fan of the OG GotG, so I was pretty stoked when it was announced that Yondu would be in the film. I also would like to mention that I love Rooker as an actor, but to be completely honest, I thought that the hillbilly-Yondu they gave us was easily the worst handling of any character in the flick. And that's including the 2 dimensional Nebula ( at least she looked amazing. Yondu's look was a severe downgrade from the comics ). I have a few other minor gripes, but none of them hindered my enjoyment the way Yondu did. His character was sh!t on toast.
chrispunk28 - 8/1/2014, 6:17 PM
RESPECT MARVEL

TheRedCondom - 8/1/2014, 6:18 PM
This is one of those few movies where I actually want to go watch it again at the cinema!

Great review!
thingrock4 - 8/1/2014, 6:19 PM
Go GAURDIANS!!! One Of The Best Movies Ever!!! Verrrryyy close to Avengers...in some ways more close nit...BAD ASS!!!
thingrock4 - 8/1/2014, 6:21 PM
Batista was called by multiple people the best natural actor they have seen..including James Gunn
XF14 - 8/1/2014, 6:23 PM
3.5, 4 max
XF14 - 8/1/2014, 6:25 PM
"Batista was called by multiple people the best natural actor they have seen..including James Gunn"

Idiocy like this is why I dont believe more than half of the opinions on this site.
McGee - 8/1/2014, 6:27 PM
B&Y isn't seeing Guardians of the Galaxy until November! DAMN!!!
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