First Reactions: Disneyland GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sneak Peek

First Reactions: Disneyland GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sneak Peek

With Marvel's first foray into the galaxy mere weeks away, several individuals were given a special sneak peek at the sci fi epic at select Disneyland Parks. Read on for their reactions....

Yesterday, special guest were treated to a sneak preview to Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy at Disneyland (not to be confused with the OTHER sneak preview being shown in IMAX theaters on July 7th).  

Among the audience was Sean Gerber who took to Twitter to give his reactions

Gerber went on to give a lengthier reaction at his website

"I’m not here to spoil the movie, so I’ll stick with a very general description of what was shown. You’ve already seen some of it, assuming that you are caught up on GOTG’s trailers. The sneak peek opened by showing us Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) introduction scene as Star-Lord (Who?) in its entirety from his arrival on the planet Morag, to his search for the mysterious orb, to his daring escape from Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou).

Again, without giving anything away, the scene played very well thanks to cool, cosmic gadgets, more music that continues to be its own character in this picture, and a charming, charismatic performance by Pratt. Long-time fans will see that he is Star-Lord, through and through. The audience went back and forth from oohs and aahs to laughs. The pop cultural references that date Quill as an 80s kid were hilarious high points.

A sizzle reel followed mixing in footage seen in the trailers with new and expanded cuts. The dynamic between the members of the team (Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and Drax) really clicks, especially Rocket and Groot. The space action looks nothing less than spectacular and is sure to thrill between, and at times, alongside all the witty banter. Ultimately, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY looks to be its own, unique concept and film, but feelings similar to those I experienced during my first viewings of STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES popped up here.

As the sneak peek concluded and the title card returned to the screen, the entire theater erupted in applause. Sure, this was a very pro-Disney crowd, but the response was completely genuine and earned by what was shown. There is still the rest of the movie to see before its quality can be confirmed, but all signs currently point to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY being the best time audiences around the world are going to have at the multiplexes this season. Director James Gunn and his cast certainly have me hooked."

There are several more reactions pooring in from Twitter as more people see today's screening

How do you guys feel about being so close to seeing Guadians Of The Galaxy on August 1st?

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro, Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy hits theaters August 1st, 2014
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