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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Is It Worth Your Money?

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Directed by James Gunn In theaters August 1st, 2014

Marvel and Disney have had quite a successful partnership. They’ve been making entertaining movies that both kids and adults seem to love, and managed to make billions of dollars while doing so. They’ve yet to fail and it’s my opinion that Guardians of the Galaxy is going to continue this winning record of theirs.

But is Guardians of the Galaxy worth your money?

Absolutely, and I think you know why. Guardians is every bit the high paced, laugh packed, adventure the trailers make it out to be. Between the comedic genius of Chris Pratt playing Star-Lord, and the absolute absurdity of Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) this movie will have you cracking up.

Guardians has a serious side too and is probably the most adult Marvel movie to date. It manages to earn it’s PG-13 rating and with on screen killing, curse words, and sexual innuendo, you may want to hold off on letting the young ones watch it. Yondu (played by Michael Rooker) is downright terrifying with his magical killing arrow.

One caveat with this film is I don’t think it’ll be as big as the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, or Captain America strictly because the characters in Guardians of the Galaxy aren’t as recognizable as our more well known Marvel heros. Unless you’re a comic book nerd, chances are you’ve never heard of any of these guys until now. I think a good cartoon series could help expand the story well past the movie much in the way Star Wars Clone Wars helped expand the newer Star Wars movies.

I really must call out James Gunn’s directing in this movie and think he should be allowed to direct so many more Marvel movies. He came from the bottom (Troma Films) and has managed to work his way to this level. He’s not only a talented director, but also a great writer. If you haven’t checked out his previous work you absolutely should.

Go see this movie in theaters. Go buy your kids the toys. Hell go by the comics and brush up on the back stories. It’s worth it.

Also, for the love god stay for the stinger after the credits. It’s by far the most bazaare and exciting stinger in a Marvle movie to date. Well… depending on where you stand on a certain feathered fandom I guess. I know I’m excited by what it alludes to, but I may honestly be the only one.

 

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