If Star-Lord was real and challenged me to a dance-off, I would 100% in the blink of an eye accept that challenge. Not just to beat him though, but also to have a chance to steal some of his cool gadgets for myself. Don’t lie, you’d probably do the same.
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is directed by James Gunn and stars an amazing cast of actors and actresses such as Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Michael Rooker, as well as voice actors Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
Peter Quill/Star-Lord, a nomadic space adventurer, discovers and steals an orb that contains destructive properties of power.
He then finds himself being tracked down by various bounty hunters, some known and some not, for several reasons such as loot potential and past betrayal.
The orb that he stole is also a prized item coveted by a villain named Ronan who dispatches assassin rogue Gamora to retrieve it.
Forced into a group of unlikely misfits to protect himself, Quill must develop a strategy for team cohesion and preservation to save the universe from Ronan and his diabolical plan for eliminating an entire planet-Xandar.
Intriguing Plot & Characters
There was literally not a moment where I wasn’t being amused and entertained.
Not joking, this movie was super hilarious and comical.
I remember when this movie first came out in 2014. People were skeptical about it and had mixed feelings about whether or not it was gonna succeed.
This was because not many at the time knew about other interesting characters in the MCU besides the main heroes; Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the like.
The director, James Gunn, and the writers however did an amazing job of introducing these new players into the scene.
When I first viewed it with my friends when it originally came out in theaters, immediately I became fascinated with who these people were and what their backstory was.
What I liked most about GOTG was that each member of the team is of a different species with a unique personality.
Quill, a half-human half-Terran scoundrel, like Han Solo, with his character traits of being savvy and dare-devilish.
Gamora, an orphan from an alien world, containing a personality of seriousness and enigmatic behavior.
Rocket, a cybernetics enhanced raccoon with a penchant for sarcastic insults.
Groot, a humanoid tree possessing only one phrase as a means of communication.
And Drax, a reckless warrior with a bad temper and simple-like reasoning ability.
All of these characters were created by the writers in such a clever and compelling way that made every scene they were in brimming with depth and humor.
The story and exposition they underwent was also developed really well and flowed astonishingly simple.
It starts by setting up the characters in a funny and interesting way so that you get to know who they are and expounds upon that as they go along tagging together to solve a common cause with hysterical displays of witty jokes that are executed marvelously.
This movie is so good that I can’t decide which aspect of it was the best.
Is it the satirical dialogue between the characters that evoke nonstop laughter?
What about the cool action sequences where the fight choreography looks incredibly well?
If forced to choose one though, and only one, I would stick with the soundtrack. To be honest, I could re-listen and play back the music of this movie so many times.
The audio sound recorders composed a marvelous collection of feel-good rock music from the 1960’s and 70’s.
It worked so well along with the action and dialogue of the plot.
Pretty much all the actors nailed their performances. There’s a lot of good to overbalance the negative.
There was only one minor gripe I had with a character, so I’ll begin with that.
Lee Pace plays Ronan well, however his character wasn’t given enough development in my opinion. The character’s behaviors and actions were a bit generalized and unoriginal.
At times it felt like he was there only to advance the plot and provide extra information for the story.
It would’ve been more advantageous to give him more of an edge to his personality.
Whenever he would interact with the main cast in combat, instead of having him spout generic lines, a more serious dark undertone could’ve been utilized to better establish his reasons for wanting to destroy Xandar.
That’s about it in regards to the negative aspect of the performances.
Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, and Dave Bautista were absolutely hysterical. Pratt specifically does a great job at establishing the starting point for the comedy and funny jokes.
Cooper with the sarcasm and sneering he uses when playing Rocket also made the writing entertaining.
And Bautista was gut-churningly hilarious with his use of hyperbolic anger and vengeance.
Zoe Saldana also provided a humorous effect when her character dreadfully criticized the others in their ignorance and child-like behavior with each other.
I genuinely was satisfied and impressed with both the visual and voice acting of most of the people involved.
Guardians Of The Galaxy is an excellent example of how to employ effective humor and comedy without making the plot irrelevant and chaotic.
It utilizes elements of satire and action scenes extremely good and does a stunning job at tying it all together to bring the climax and ending of the film to a sound resolution.
If you still haven’t seen this movie by 2020, what is wrong with you? Have you been living under a rock until now?
Go see this movie, you won’t regret it.
Also, as with any Marvel movie, it’s considered common sense to wait for the post-credits scene at the very end as there’s always a good one standing by. This one is no exception.
FP Score – Praiseworthy