Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Guardians Of The Galaxy(2014)

Guardians of the galaxy was expected to be a huge flop with both the critics and audiences because of the fact that no one ever heard of them, except for a few weird nerds. The fact that was it was being made into a movie interested me, because I never heard of it until the cast appeared on the comic con panel last year. After many trailers and the soundtrack full of classic songs were released, I got excited.

The premise of the film is that  Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits who are on the run after stealing a coveted orb.I was a little worried how the film would be like, because James Gunn, the writer and director of the film had not done many projects with positive reception, despite his very funny writing. My worries were unfounded. He does an incredible job, with his choice of style. The music is fantasic, and they were restored properly. Other filmmakers should take note to include good songs in their films. Chris Pratt impressed me with a great voice performance as Emmet in The LEGO Movie, and he continues to showcase his amazing acting chops. His portrayal of a rude confident Star Lord was spot on, with a sense of Han Solo and James Bond combined. 

The other stand out performance in my opinion is Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. I found out that Dave is a professional fighter, and decided to go into acting because he sucked at it, and he wanted to get better. He has done a great job as Mr. Tough guy who makes sure nothing goes over his head. I love how that film isn't a typical sci fi film or superhero film. For example, the costumes the team wears in the comics look nothing like the costumes in the comics, but like the team look more like explorers than heroes. 

Finally, the special effects was top notch, as every marvel movie. The designs of the ships was just really cool. If you haven't already, watch this movie, go see it now and stay to see the post credits scene. All I can say is that a well loved marvel character makes a surprise cameo.