Quick Verdict – Kings and Queens of the Galaxy
So I was a child in the eighties. I didn’t get sucked up into a spaceship and sent halfway round the galaxy. What gives? Lucky boy Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) does, and what an adventure he has.
This’ll be the first Marvel (Avengers world) review I’ve done. I have seen all of the Avengers universe films up to Avengers Assemble. I do like them, but the review will probably be the same for all of them. Threat to the world blah blah blah, no hope blah blah blah, oh look here is ____________ (please enter superhero’s name here) to save the day blah blah blah. You get the picture.
So what makes Guardians of the Galaxy different? I’ll tell you this, it ain’t the final battle. This film has a great cast of misfits, a half descent storyline and enough intrigue and mystery to make you want to watch the next instalment. This is in most marvel films. In this one however, it stands out by its execution. The style, the freshness and of course, everyone has been banging on about the soundtrack. It is awesome! A bugbear in our house at the moment is people calling it an eighties soundtrack. NONE OF THE SONGS ARE FROM THE EIGHTIES! Rant over. The songs gel well, and just seem to fit with the film. I think even Quentin Tarantino would be impressed. Also, how has he managed to keep that cassette player going after all those years? My portable cassette player broke in 1992.
All the main cast are superb. Vin Diesel is a great tree. ‘I am Groot.’ Bradley Cooper is unrecognisable as Rocket. Of course I’m talking about his voice, Bradley Cooper looks nothing like a Raccoon. Zoe Saldana kicks ass as Gamora, Dave Bautista is hilarious as Drax and Chris Pratt is a great lead. All the supporting cast are great, and it’s also good to see Brendan Brady outside of Hollyoaks. It has restored a bit of faith in the Marvel universe for me, although the trailer for the new Avengers film does look a bit gloomy. We’ll wait and see.
Watch this if you like –
- Any Marvel film
- Great soundtracks