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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Review; Perfect in Every Way

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:52 am by Chris Teregis

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I’m not going to beat around the bush here. Guardians of the Galaxy is damn good…actually, it’s better than damn good…It’s perfect and I don’t care what other people will say about it.   I can honestly tell you that I was so engaged in enjoying this film unfold,  that I forgot that I was supposed to be reviewing it.  I really don’t know what else to say, but I will try my best.

The Good

Am I allowed to type ‘everything’ here and call it a day? Guardians of the Galaxy is a film that truly seems to put comedy first, but the comedy is tempered with gritty fight sequences, sprawling space battles, and some moments where you just flat out want to cry.  Director James Gunn has created a film that is truly unique and seems to effortlessly blend genres together, delivering a piece that not only fits in well with the Marvel canon, but preps audiences for the expansive (and sometimes confusing) outer space worlds in the Marvel Universe.

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With a performance that is cunning, hilarious, and awkwardly suave, Chris Pratt proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he can carry the weight of this franchise on his shoulders, but he doesn’t have to do it alone.  He is supported by a surprisingly hilarious and brooding Batistsa as Drax the Destroyer, a stand out performance from Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel’s Groot just kind of steals the movie, and Zoe Saldanna in a performance that is good enough to hang with the rest of the bunch.   Lee Pace delivers a solid performance as Ronan the Accuser, bringing a dark, brooding gravity to the film’s otherwise comedic overtones.  Guardians also features notable supporting performances: Michael Rooker is unsettling as Yondu Udonta, Benicio del Toro in a traditionally weird role as The Collector, Josh Brolin’s Thanos will make you dream of a jeweled gauntlet, and John C. Reily brings performance that I can only describe as John C. Reily in a Nova Corps Suit.

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Visually, the film is beautiful.  The 3D never feels gimmicky.
I don’t want to say too much about the story and what it holds in store for the rest of the Marvel Universe but let’s just say that this film is a gem.

The Bad

The film isn’t seven and a half hours longer and it doesn’t deliver pizzas to your doorstep when you are hungry.

Chris’ Grade: Aguardians-of-the-galaxy-chris-pratt-star-lord1-600x399

Pros – Incredible performances, gritty action sequences, tremendous world building
Cons – Really nothing of note.

Be sure to let us know in the comment section below what you thought of the film. Did you love it as much as Chris?

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