Major Spoilers For Guardians Of The Galaxy Follow
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
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.