Sunday, August 17, 2014

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
directed by James Gunn
starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and more.

This movie has gotten a lot of hype after it's release, which gave me high hopes for seeing it. However, I was not as impressed with it.

I found the story to be a bit cliche... An unlikely group of characters have to come and work together in order to save the day... They end up being bonded in friendship... They save the day...

Okay, sure there's more to it than that, but that's the bare essentials.

Some of the visuals were cool, like the moments where Groot showcases his talents beyond punching things. Thanos' daughter was a cool character because of her abilities to snap her bones back into shape...

The obvious reason why this movie is unlike other super-hero movies is because the main "good guys" are all selfish jerks. But these characters have more depth to them than that. They just want to live freely, surrounded by friends. Life has handed them many bad situations and they are trying to make the most out of it. Rather than these being the good guys which have faults which can be typical for the protagonists in a story, they are the bad guys which have good hearts deep inside and therefore are not the true villains.

I don't think it was a terrible movie. I wasn't drawn to the soundtrack much either. I just probably wouldn't watch it again. Also, a part of me wanted to see Peter's mother say "With great power, comes great responsibility" only because Peter's the main protagonist in a comic-book movie.

I'd give this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars.
-O. Pelaez

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