Blu-ray Review – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

  • DVD Release Date: December 9, 2014
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Genre: Fantasy action comedy adventure
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English

Brief Summary:

A half human, intergalactic villains, criminals, aliens, and space pirates plunder, double-cross, betray, assassinate in the quest of the Infinity Stone. Then four of them form a team and become superheroes and guardians of the galaxy.

My Opinion Only:

James Gunn skillfully worked movie magic. I expected Guardians of the Galaxy to be a grim telling. told in flashback, its heavy opening scene showing eight year old Peter Quill watch his mother die was not the introduction I expected.

Set for a grim sci-fi, everything changed when the boy ran out of the room only to be abducted by aliens. Fast forward 28 years to the child Peter now adult anti-hero Star Lord is in league with misfits Groot, Rocket, Drax, and Glamora. Off-beat scripting is fresh and well crafted. Witty dialogue is irreverent and cleverly punctuated with humor. Delivery is fast-paced.

Making Guardians’ score an 80’s Walkman loaded with Awesome Mix One is pure genius. Visual effects excel. Animated CGI characters Groot, Rocket and Thanos are scene stealers. Compositing, green screen takes the landscape of Morag, the planet of Xandar, the prison Kyln, and Guardian base operation Knowwhere off the drawing board and into reality.

Cast (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro) deliver solid performances. My only regret is that the villains were underdeveloped. With plans for a sequel already in the works, I am curious to see what’s next and who’s in.

Here’s some of the bloopers.