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So I went to check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy film the other week with the boyfriend. I have got to say I was pretty sceptical at first and didn’t hold high hopes for the film, but it certainly exceeded my expectations by far.
For those who are new to the world of Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy was originally a comic book series created Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning a few years ago. The main characters are a mixture of characters created by other writers and artists.
Recently the Marvel Cinematic Universe released a film based on these comics and have a chosen an excellent cast to play and voice these characters. Chris Pratt plays Star Lord, a half human who was abducted and raised by smugglers and Ravagers. Zoe Saldana plays an alien orphan who was raised by Thanos, a super villain who appears everywhere throughout the comic marvel universe. Then you have Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, who seeks vengeance after his family were killed by Ronan, another super villain from an alien race called the Kree. Finally you have Rocket and Groot, who are voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Rocket is a raccoon who is a mercenary/bounty hunter and has been genetically engineered so he can talk. Groot is Rocket’s muscle/accomplice and is a tree-like humanoid that has very few words to say.
Without giving too many spoilers, Guardians of the Galaxy contains everything a great film should, such as action, heartache and a lot of extremely funny moments from start to finish – as well as the tight kinky suits they wear throughout, which may also help.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are formed at a prison when they are all arrested and need to help each other in order to escape. They then plan on selling an artefact to The Collector, played by Benicio Del Toro, who is also in Thor: The Dark World at the end of the credits where he is given an infinity stone called the Aether.
When it is revealed that the artefact happens to be another infinity stone called the Orb, the Guardians’ plans change. Ronan (played by Lee Pace) steals the Orb and plans to destroy the planet Xander.
The Guardians team up with the Ravagers, lead by Yondu Udonta (played by Michael Rooker), and planet Xander’s military force, as they try to stop Ronan from bringing the Orb to the planet’s surface so he can destroy every living entity on it.
The only downside to the film would probably be that it isn’t immediately inviting to Marvel virgins. Those who are new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe might struggle to follow the large cast of characters and the sprawling plot that interweaves with other films. This film is definitely one of the best Marvel films out there and I can’t wait for the next instalment – especially when hearing rumours they may be merging with the Avengers.
Keep an eye out for Stan Lee’s cameo appearance, and I would stay to the end of the credits if you fancy a giggle.